You guys are wonderful with your advice, but I am so overwhelmed trying to determine the traveling. I have read numerous posts and trying to figure out how to read all the train schedules and determine which train works best, etc. Whether to ride the Red, or Silver train or the regional trains or the inter city trains and I think I have learned it is not necessary to buy tickets ahead of time? even in June? during tourist season.
Are there certain routes that we should definitely do a particular train line or bus, etc.
We are willing to travel 2nd class.
Thanks so much,
Here's my itinerary if anyone knows specifically about these towns and schedules.
flying in and out of Milan airport.
Milan to Mestre (outside of Venice)
Mestre to Florence
Florence to Rome
Rome to Siena
Siena back to Milan