In August 2019 I’ll be travelling by train from North West England to Sicily and back, spending a fortnight in Italy and visiting some of the most beautiful cities in the world. I’m a tad excited.
The itinerary is below, I’ll add links to the posts when I’ve published them. The whole trip including trains and hotels cost less than £1200 – this includes some first class travel, solo occupancy of sleeper cabins and independent hotels in the centre of cities or overlooking the sea. Booking months in advance and doing lots of research gets you some real bargains!
Saturday 24th August – train to London Euston, Eurostar to Paris and then the Thello sleeper train from Paris to Venice, where I’ll stay for two nights
Tuesday 27th August – train to Rome where I stay for two nights
Thursday 29th August – Italian sleeper train from Rome to Siracusa, Sicily. I stay there for one night and then spend the next night in Taormina
Sunday 1st September – train from Taormina to Naples, where I spend one night
Monday 2nd September – visiting Pompeii, then get the boat from Naples to Ischia, where I spend three nights
Thursday 3rd September – boat to Naples and then train to Verona, where I spend one night
Friday 4th September – catch the evening Thello sleeper from Verona back to Paris
Saturday 5th September – arrive Paris in the morning, lunch and then Eurostar back to London and my train home.