I am traveling from Rome to Ancona by train on September 24 (2011) to catch the ferry to Split. What time should I plan to arrive in Ancona in order to check-in and board the ferry for the overnight trip to Split? With many train options, I want to depart Rome as late as possible in the morning/early afternoon to arrive in Ancona. Is the train station near the Ancona port?
Also - I am looking at booking the ferry (Blue-line) and with so many seating/room options, I am not sure if there is any advice for the overnight trip based on experience? Is booking a suite worth it?
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!