My family is planning to travel to Zadar, Croatia, first landing in Rome then taking a train to Ancona and ferry to Zadar. Is it realistic to land in Rome Fri July 25 at 11:40am, spend the night in Rome, then take the train Saturday to Ancona, spend the night there, then ferry Sun @12:30?? I know we won't be able to do much sightseeing on the way but I don't want our travel to be too rushed. We have a 2 & 5 year old so it should be interesting! Coming home we are planning to take the ferry out of Zadar or Split Fri Aug 9 or Sat Aug 10 to Ancona, spending 3-4 nights in Rome then flying out Mon Aug 12 @6pm. My husband's family is in Zadar so our vaction centres around being there, but flying directly to Zadar is almost $3000 more than flying to Rome. I thought it would be nice to get a little taste of Italy as well! Any thoughts on where to stay, what to do would be appreciated!