I plan to visit 3 cities late April or early May, Venice Florence and Rome. I'll be there 10 days. I will probably stop over quickly at Pisa as well just to see what else the leaning tower of Pisa:-) Anyway I plan to stay in Rome for 5 days Venice 2 days and Florence 3 more or less.
I haven't decided if I'll be arriving and departing from Rome or Venice is there any advantage in arriving and departing from one city to another?
The last day of the trip I 'd like to return as fast as possible by train from Rome to Venice or Venice to Rome for my departing flight back to NY is there a train that I can catch from one city to another non stop without changing trains and how long does it take?
What's the deal with storing luggage at a train/bus station I notice a lot of people do this is it safe and why would I want to leave it at the station? (sorry for the dumb question it just seems old to me that people would leave their personal belonging at a bus/train station in a locker)
Can I expect to pay under $120 a night for room and how long in advance should I book a room? I would like to be near the main sites without having to take the train or bus if possible. The only thing I need in my room is a clean bed in a quiet safe neighborhood and private bathroom without having to share with someone else. Is $120 enough per night in all 3 cities?
I know the answer to this question but I just want to make sure Americans don't need a Visa right?
thanks any input, advice recommendation will be appreciated.Edited: 24 February 2013, 02:16