For my 5000th post in this forum when I will get my yellow star next to my name I'm planning to celebrate with a trip to Italy using the Frecciagialla and the Italostar train.
My initial itinerary is to land in Naples and upon landing take immediately a train to Varenna on lake Como where I will spend 2 to 3 weeks. I'm an avid hiker and I will spend most of the time hiking the trails from Varenna to Monterosso.
Following that stay I will then go to Amalfi, not sure if I should take a train or if there are ferries from Varenna, so hopefully you can help me.
I will spend 2 nights in Amalfi where I plan to take a day trip to Naples, Pompeii, Positano, Sorrento, Capri, Ravello, Procida, and, if I have time, Paestum. Do you think I could also visit Sicily or Venice on another day trip if I add one night to Amalfi?
After the Amalfi coast I plan to visit the Dolomites for one night, I want to stay in Castelrotto, as I heard on RS' it's the only town in the Dolomites.
After another day there hiking, I plan to take the Frecciagialla high speed train to Montepulciano, apparently the only hill town in Tuscany. Do I have to change trains in Pisa and La Spezia or is there a non stop train from Castelrotto to Montepulciano?
Thank you all for your help. It has been a pleasure posting 5000 replies to this forum, especially this post.
PS: I just needed one post to reach 5000 posts and get my yellow star, so here it is.