My family and I will be traveling to Europe next Summer and we are trying to decide if we should go on a cruise and hit all the main cities in Italy or weather we should buy a train pass and travel by train.
I was sold on the cruise idea, but then realized that the port for Rome is actually an hour and a half from the actual city. I am concerned that the ports will be too far fom the city at other stops like Naples, Florence, Venice, etc. I was hoping that we would be able to get off the boat and be within walking distance to the cities.
My concern about traveling by train is that once I arrive at the city I'll need to find a way to our lodging places. Any recomendations on how to get around the city? Is just taking a taxi from the train stations to the hotels the best way to go?
I have traveled extensively in the US and Latin America, but this is my first time to Europe and I need a little direction! Thanks.