Hi train experts,
We have decided to travel most of our journey through Italy by train.We will rent a car for a few days in Tuscany. Now I am worried about making train connections for the following destinations:
1.Rome to Pontessieve (switching trains at Florence)
2.Pontassieve to Vernazza (switching trains at La Spezia)
3.Vernazza to Turin (switching at Sestri)
I have used the Trenitalia website to find all the available trains and I have noted which schedules work best for us. I will print these out and use to book tickets once in Italy. But, how do I know how much time is given in order to make these connections?? If someone knows where they are going, how long does it take to get to one's connecting train? Is it difficult, or does it just seem that way to me since I have no idea how far apart the trains/stations are from one another. I wish I could just hire someone to be at each station to greet us and lead us to the connecting train. Any takers?? I will pay for this service(lol)
I am also trying to decide what would be least stressful when buying tickets:
1. buying them all at once when we arrive at the airport with a ticket agent or a self-service machine, *or* finding a travel agent close to where we are staying (near Piazza Navona - Vicolo Savelli) and having them do it all for us. Which would you advice for a "newbie" coming to Italy?
Thanks in advance, once again, for your guidance.