I will be traveling to Montecatini in September. We are part of a Trafalgar tour, Montecatini will be our "home base". As part of the tour, we will see: San Gimignano -- Sienna -- Florence -- Pisa -- Torre dDel Lago Puccini. (Trip is 10 days)
We have two days "at our leisure". Looking through a guide book, I believe we can take a train from Montecatini to: Lucca and to Viareggio. SEASONED ITALY TRAVELERS: DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A GOOD WAY TO SPEND OUR TWO 'FREE' DAYS? ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS??
Also, should we use ATM at Rome Airport to obtain Euros, or are ATMs plentifiul throughout the other cities (Florence, Montecatini, etc.)
Thanks much in advance for any advice you can offer...I have learned so much from this website -- those of you who have traveled to Italy and are willing to share are really doing us 'novices' a service!!!!!