Hi we are going to Italy in September and intend to travel from Venice to Montecatini and use that as a base to visit a few sights in Tuscany and I'm a bit confused as to the best type of train tickets to get. Should we just buy tickets on day of journeys or book them in advance? Also is there any advantage to buying the Itilianrail pass? We will be there for a total of 12 days but only intend to travel around on maybe 5 of the days. Any guidance or suggestions will be most welcome as we are new to doing this sort of trip under our own steam. Thanks.