I am starting to plan our trip to Europe for April/May 2011. My issue is this: I need to get from Bremerhaven to Florence, Italy and I'm trying to figure the best way to do that. One possibility is flying from Bremen. It will cost a lot of money, but might be worth the time savings as opposed to the train. I'd like to take an overnight train, but it looks like that would be 18 - 20 hours or so if we went straight through. Not sure I want to do that. So I'm thinking about doing the overnight part way; spend one day "stopover"; then take another overnight to Florence. Can anyone suggest where might be a good place to do our "stopover"? Thank you for your help!