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Traveling Along the Coast by Train - All the Way to Rome

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Traveling Along the Coast by Train - All the Way to Rome

We are going to try traveling from Barcelona to Rome by train over two weeks for our honeymoon, stopping at various cities along the way (Nice, Florence, etc). Can any give us some advice/tips on the best way to do this? What should we know about the trains?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

James

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1. Re: Traveling Along the Coast by Train - All the Way to Rome

Train Barcelona to Figueres www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html

Train Figureres to Nice www.tgv-europe.com/en

Train TGV Nice to Ventimiglia

TGV train times enter "Antarctic as country to avoid being transferred

Train Ventimiglia to Italian cities www.trenitalia.it/homepage_en.html

European train travel info www.seat61.com

Accommodation www.venere.com

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2. Re: Traveling Along the Coast by Train - All the Way to Rome

Hola James,

The train from Barcelona doesn't always run along the coast. It goes inland towards Girona and then back out towards Figueres.

http://www.renfe.com/docs/catalunya_MD.pdf

There is a local train (Rodalies R1) that runs along the coast from Barcelona to Blanes but this train won't take you to the French border.

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3. Re: Traveling Along the Coast by Train - All the Way to Rome

What a lovely idea for a honeymoon! Lots of interesting places to stop off along the way and as Mark (The Man in Seat 61) says much of it involves a pleasant run along the coast - you can get to see much of the French and Italian Riviera, as well as interesting inland stops such as Girona and Florence.

Barcelona - Girona - Figueres (Vilafant) - Valence - Avignon - Marseille - St Tropez - Cannes - Nice - Ventimiglia - Genoa - Pisa - Florence - Roma....marvellous!

The page on the marvellous Seat 61 site (which will also help you with the best way of buying tickets and places to stop, so it's well worth spending some time on) you want to start with is:

www.seat61.com/Europe-train-tickets.htm#Spain

Edited: 4:41 am, February 16, 2013
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