My husband and I are vacationing in Italy in August. I've never used a travel agent before, but his family has used one for years--so we went to them to book our hotels and train tickets between cities. They just emailed us with the train ticket prices....for two people--Rome/Florence and Florence/Venice-- they said the cost is $1,250?!? I've looked online at trenitalia and italoreno--I can't find anything that expensive. Is there some crazy cost I don't know about or do I have a terrible travel agent?
Side note-- anyone have a preference as to which train is better? I just care that it gets us to our destinations on time and that its clean and safe.