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Munich-Rome vis train - how should I do this?

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Munich-Rome vis train - how should I do this?

I have a wedding In Positano in mid June. We have to be there for 4 nights and decided to make a 17 night trip out of it. Flight NYC-Munich and out of Geneva (really cheap). We have 6 nights before the wedding to play with-Initially we were going to go to Spain first but rather than back track from Munich I think we should just take the train down to Rome to meet the family.

We arrive in Munich at 8am ...How do I spend 6 nights between Munich and Rome. Is it possible to see both Salzburg and Neuschwanstein castle while still hitting Florence? I don't see how we can fit in Venice with such short time. Most important thing I want is SCENERY- awesome pictures. We also enjoy off the beaten path places. We love Europe but enjoy small towns over cities. I just feel I'm "supposed" to see Florence and Venice being a seasoned traveler to Europe.

My other option is 3 nights in Munich/Salzburg. Flight to Olbia, Sardinia 3 nights, then fly Naples to Sorrento. All cheap direct flights.

Thanks for any help!

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1. Re: Munich-Rome vis train - how should I do this?

If you are in Munich, and do not plan to stay overnight in Salzburg, both Salzburg and Neuschwanstein can easily be covered by day trips using 'Bayern ticket'. Bayern ticket costs € 22 for the first person, and an additional 4 Euro for the next person, valid on weekdays from 9am, until 3am the next day, as long as you only use Regional Bahn (RB) and Regional Express (RE) trains. Munich to Salzburg using RE is only a two hour ride. Official info on 'Bayern' ticket here:

bahn.de/i/…laender-ticket.shtml

I am not sure how you will be getting back to Geneva from Rome, has this flight been arranged?

In terms of travelling time by train, there is a direct train leaving at 11:30am everyday from Munich to Venice (to Florence requires one train change minimum), arriving in Venice at 18:30 approx. Book at www.bahn.com, prices start from € 49 for advance booking 92 dayrs prior to travel date.

From Venice to Rome, high speed train takes 3 hours 40 minutes.

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2. Re: Munich-Rome vis train - how should I do this?

Thanks for your help. I am flying out of Geneva from either Mallorca or Ibiza, I chose Geneva because easyjet had numerous flights from the islands, so it worked out. We head to Spain for 7 nights after the wedding, so this is just the beginning of the trip.

The trains seem to work however since we can't dedicate enough time to Rome, Venice, and Florence. I wonder if renting a car in Verona or Venice and driving to Positano would work. It's not too bad $50 per day. And rather than train thru the cities and rushing to see sights we could take our time thru Tuscanys small towns? And just save Rome for next trip.

Edited: 8:36 pm, March 17, 2013
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3. Re: Munich-Rome vis train - how should I do this?

Also since you seem familiar with the area which route to Italy is more scenic Garmisch-Innsbruck-Verona or Munich-Salzburg-Venice? ... I'm guessing that they are different routes?

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4. Re: Munich-Rome vis train - how should I do this?

Can't comment on the scenic roads, since I never drive in Italy. As far as train journeys are concerned, here are some guides from the famous 'Man in Seat61'

Innsbruck - Verona: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uucEm3op7uc

Munich - Venice; same route using Brenner pass

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5. Re: Munich-Rome vis train - how should I do this?

The route from Salzburg to Venice via Villach is not the same - but whichever way you go you have to cross the Alps which ensures scenic routing

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6. Re: Munich-Rome vis train - how should I do this?

I entered the Verona-Innsbruck-Garmisch route into bahn.de and it tells me that Garmisch is cancelled. The stops between Verona and Munich show as Innsbruck- Jenbach- Wörgl

Is this because of flood damage or ???

Between Venice and Villach is by bus, I believe. I was also considering the Brenner Pass route.

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7. Re: Munich-Rome vis train - how should I do this?

the garmish line should be reopened tonight so that shouldnt be a worry for you

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