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Travel throughout Italy and France

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1. Posted by amenz (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Throughout September and October this year my partner and I will be in Europe. We basically have a plane ticket into Rome and a plane ticket out of France 6 weeks later. Can anyone suggest a inexpensive way to get between towns and countries as well as some most see places. Many Thanks.

2. Posted by Dem (Full Member 78 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I would strongly recommend you to start your trip up in Milano (the main north airport in Italy), and from there sweep all the way down until you arrive to Napoli or Sicily. You can move pretty easily with the train (check all schedules and prices here:, the official italian raiways site). For flying into France... I would fly with a low-cost airline from one of the many cities that link Italy and France (is very cheap). Here you can check some sites:

Hope it was helpful ;)

3. Posted by kschick (Budding Member 18 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

In 2006 we landed in Rome and took a train to Florence where our daughter was studying abroad. She had a 2 week break in which she had to end up in Paris to finish her studies. We picked her up and drove a rental car west to Cincque Terra and then along the Italian & French Rivieras to Nice, France. Spectacular views at Rapollo, Portofino, St. Remo, & Nice. We headed north through Provence and immensely enjoyed Avignon and some tiny hilltop towns like St. Paul. We then drove further northeast to Annecy, a resort town situated close to the Swiss border. This is a charming Alpine lake town with a quaint medieval center with open air markets and shopping. We had made arrangements to drop our vehicle here and proceeded to Paris by train. This was my sixth trip to Europe and maybe the most enjoyable....I loved the diversity of Florence, the Riviera, the Alps, and then Paris.