A car is useless in all three places - or are you planning a long trip in the countryside rather than just these locations?
There will be a drop-off fee to hire a car in France and leave it in Italy.
Tolls and routes can be found at www.viamichelin.com
For ten people you would need at least two cars or a minibus.
There are local trains Nice to Ventimille/Ventimiglia, then use the Italian railways to travel further into Italy www.trenitalia.comEdited: 08 April 2014, 09:18
Hi Michael, thanks.
We will take the trains instead. We're thinking of replacing Rome with Barcelona. So Nice - CT - Florence - Barcelona. Is the easiest way to get from Nice to Cinque Terre via Ventimille/Ventimiglia? Is there also an online website to book tickets from Nice to Ventimille/Ventimiglia?
There is no point in booking the Nice-Ventimiglia tickets. These are local trains running every 30 minutes. There are no seat reservations and no advance purchase discounts. It would be like trying to book a train from Brisbane to Ipswich.
<We're thinking of replacing Rome with Barcelona. So Nice - CT - Florence - Barcelona.>
Have you looked at a map to see where Barcelona is in relation to the other places you mention ?
I'd say No. An extra week might do it.
Cinque Terre is all about walking and relaxing, and you have only got time to whiz in and out again.
Florence has unimaginable treasures so unless you are completely uninterested in art (in which case, why go?) it deserves a few days.
Barcelona is also a big city with lots to see.Edited: 08 April 2014, 16:57
9 days for 4 stop? Nice, CT, Florence and Rome/Barcelona? Technically you could do it, but it doesn't make much sense. All you would be doing is checking these places off your list and not having any time to enjoy them at all. Each time you change locations you lose most of day - and especially with a large group. So half of your time will be spent traveling.
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