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trains or car?

Ouray, Colorado
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trains or car?

Flying into Milan and plan to take trains to Vernazza then to Venice. The plan from there is to get a car somewhere and travel to northern Croatia...Plaski to see family home but just a day trip there. We also want to explore some of Slovenia and north of Venice. We want to see Rovinj but a car seems a pain there. Should we pick up a car in Trieste so that we could explore then return it and take public transport to Rovinj? Is there a better place to pick up the car that is easy...as in not driving into a city center?

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1. Re: trains or car?

Just be aware that there can be some difficulties taking a hire car into Croatia.

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I have read a little bit about it, but what specific difficulties are you referring to?

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3. Re: trains or car?

I believe some places won't rent a car for that purpose because of higher insurance costs.

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After some research it appears we may want to take a train or bus from Italy to Croatia as opposed to a car. We want to see Rovinj and Groznan...not sure how to spell that... so perhaps renting a car after Rovinj for our trek to Plaski and whatever we see on the way. Where should we pick up a car? Can we return it in another Croatian city without extra expense? Can we see some of western Slovenia by bus or train? We have no clue where we should go.there We live in the Rocky Mtns so don't really need mountains, and it will be May so we'll be "done" with snow season long before then. We want quaint villages with cobblestone streets, church bells, live local music, good food and wine, perhaps some artists selling their work on the streets....What towns to visit in Slovenia and north of Venice???

Edited: 09 January 2014, 04:30
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