We are a party of 5 traveling in February from Rome to Florence to Venice, with a day trip to Siena during our time in Florence. In our past trips to Europe (France/Germany/Austria) I have always prebooked our trains especially because I like to have reserved seating together. Is this overkill based on the time of year and the frequency of trains?
Also, I would rather not prebook too many things for the days we are there, but also like to be prepared, minimizing waiting when possible. I know February is low season, so I am considering going out of character and waiting until we are there to book things like the Uffizi and Accademia...does this sound reasonable?
As a last thought, I am intrigued with Italo and considering using them if the schedule/price is better...please advise if there is any reason I should not. My impression so far is that they are very comparable to Trenitalia?
Thanks so much...7 weeks and counting!!!!