We are a family of three: wife , son ( 21yo) and me. We are planning a trip in the following sequence:
London 3 days
Paris 3 days
Milan 2 days
Venice 3 days
Florence 3 days includes a day trip to Pisa
Naples 2 days includes a day trip to Pompeii
Rome 3 days
We plan to travel by train all through except Paris to Milan, where we are planning to take Ryan air flight.
Having read some of the posts and done some research, I know the purists will flog me for allocating too less number of days and trying to make a mush of all, but that is all the time we have and plus we are more interested in experiencing the major monuments, history and culture of Italy and the two cities of London and Paris and not do an extensive research!
This is our first trip to Europe.
We stay in Malaysia and after Rome we plan to go for about a week to Turkey.
Now the questions:
1. Is it better to buy a Eurail Pass or point-to-point tickets?
2. For travel within Italy, which is the best train to take?
3. For Travel between London to Paris, I get to understand that Eurostar is the train.
5. For the sightseeing : how effective is the London Card ( which is inclusive of local travel and entry to some monuments and discount on some)
6. Is there any pass for Rome - local transport and or entry to monuments?
7. Are there any passes for entry into monuments and local travel, in other cities?
8. Is train travel the best way to travel within Italy?
Will sincerely appreciate all inputs/ guidance and suggestions.