We will be in the area of Avignon for about a week and then will travel to Vernazza Italy. We thought about renting a car just because the travel time would be less but we don't know the area or the language well and it seems that there is an additional rental car fee if you go from France to Italy. Is that true?
Our other option is to take a train from Avignon to La Spezia station and then take the regional train to Vernazza. It is about a 12 hour trip. If we go this route should be purchase our tickets before we leave the states or can we easily get them once we arrive in Avignon?
Thank for any help and suggestions you can provide.