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what would be the best ticket to purchase?

My friend and I are going travelling for 10 days around europe the main cities we want to go to are barcelona, venice with a day trip to milan, nice, and amsterdam and maybe berlin, so thats 4 or 5 countries. I was thinking of getting the 5 country pass how does that one work or is there cheaper tickets ? as i dont really understand how all the tickes work. I live in london so will it be easier to catch one of the trains to my first stop and is that easy to book and look at schedules.

Itinerary Help needed - France, Italy 14 days


I’m planning my first backpacker trip to Europe, and need advice on my itinerary. I have roughly 14 days to spend in France and Italy (followed by a week or so in the UK, then back to Paris for flight home).

I would prefer to visit Paris at the end of the week, say a Wednesday to a Sunday, instead of being there over a weekend, and monday, tuesday, since a lot of the must-see museums are closed on either a monday or a tuesday.

The other requirement is that I have to be in Rome over a weekend; a friend is joining me from London, and that’s only possible over a weekend.

Paris & Rome for a first trip to Europe?

Hello everyone. How’s Paris and Rome for a first trip to Europe?
I’m very interested in Rome, but I’ve heard bad comments about it on this forum (dirty, disappointing etc…). Is it really bad there?
I’m planning to go for 15 days:
5 days in Rome
5 days in Paris.
5 days somewhere else (maybe 3 in Tuscany and 2 in Venice or another city)
Would appreciate your comments and suggestions.

Anyone been to Naples lately?

In the last month I have seen that there is some trouble in Naples. The Garbage dump is full and they are burning trash in the streets at night. Has anyone been there in the past month or so? Is this happening in Sorrento and the rest of the Amalfi coast? We are due to be there in Sept and may change our plans if they are burning garbage in the streets of Sorrento.


France, Spain, Italy Itinerary help please!

Hi everyone! My friends and I are attempting to draft up an itinerary for traveling in Western Europe, and I was hoping you all could give me your opinion on it. Keep in mind that this is a very, very rough itinerary!
We are studying in England beforehand, so we would take the Eurostar from London to Paris. The trip would be from August 16th-September 9th, with us finally heading back home from Rome.

France (August 16th-24th) – Paris, Nice, Cannes, Bourdeaux, Toulouse

Spain (August 25th-31st) – Barcelona, Madrid…anywhere else?

Italy (September 1st-9th)

FRANCE AND ITALY Rail pass opotions?????

I want to travel by rail from Paris to Naples with about four city stops on the way. Is there a France -Italy rail pass for european students?? I’ve only found the eurail pass, which i think is non europeans? Is this correct? Can someone help me out there??

Best Pizza ?

If you havent figured out yet, you will soon notice that pizza in Italy is really different from Pizzahut or others sold in US…

So, what do you think ? Which one is better…

For me, i ate my best Pizza in Venice, in a small shop called Pizza Al Colo … Strongly recommended !
Ok, i am hungry now…

Spain-Italy Itinerary

Good day!

A girlfriend and I are planning a 2 to 3 week trip to Spain and Italy this July. Both of us have traveled separately around France, Germany and some parts of Italy. But during this trip we have particular cities that we want to visit because of friends and family in the area. So we would like to request for some help from the experts.

We are flying into Barcelona then we need to go to Madrid and Malaga (maybe include Sevilla). In Italy, we need to be in Florence and Rome, since Singapore Air flies out only from Rome in Italy.

Our travel itinerary is