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travel by car in italy
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hi we a group of 5…. And plan a 5-6 day trip in Italy covering Florence Pisa Cinque Terre Venice and Rome

1 we feel car travel will be cheaper as we are five…. How can we do that? And will it better economically from train?

2 pls suggest the best route to do this…. If required some travel can be train

3 are there any other Destination in Italy which we should consider?

I am leaving from India with $2230 for 14 days
Barcelona, Paris, Nice, Zürich, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Barcelona
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Budget, Itinerary, Food, Sights
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1. With 5, car will probably be cheaper, but in Italy it will probably be a tad slower than by car (city center to city center) which is a problem with this itinerary. You can’t drive in Venice at all and don’t want to drive in the centers of Florence and Rome, so you’ll be staying in the suburbs and commuting in by public transit — fairly time consuming.

2. For routing, I would look for the cheapest place to fly from Zurich and the cheapest place to fly to Barcelona from and plan the route after you’ve figured that out.

3. The best reason to drive in Italy is to explore somewhat remote areas and small villages. Trying to visit 5 Italian cities/areas in 5 days is silly. You’ll want a minimum of 3 days in Rome, 4 in the combination of Florence/Pisa,Cinque Terre and at least a full day in Venice — and 10 days total would be better.

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hi

we have increased our days in italy….and now the tentative itinerary is

3 days – cinque terre, pisa and florence
2 days – tuscany tours
1 day – venice
1 and 1/2 day – rome

pls suggest the best possible travel route and mode of transportation….. want to see in tuscany tour for 2 days (also where should we stay)….places to stay at florence/pisa, rome, venice….we are looking at cheap bnb hostel types accomodation….

I am leaving from India with $2230 for 14 days
Barcelona, Paris, Nice, Zürich, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Barcelona
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Budget, Itinerary, Food, Sights
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Assuming you’re coming from Switzerland ( and not driving from Switzerland to Italy) I would look at overnight train to Venice. Rent a car as you leave Venice (possibly in Maestre) and look at wandering to places like Padua, Verona, Siena on your way to Florence. Drop off car in Florence. Take train from Florence to La Spezia with a 1/2 day to full day stop in Pisa between. Take train from La Spezia to the Cinque Terre villages and consider hiking (assuming you have little gear or have a place to stow your gear) between some of the villages.