My friend and I would like to visit Italy in late December. Our tentative itinerary is like this:
1) Arrive in Rome by plane, 17th December Wednesday. Leave on 22nd December by train to Florence, on 22nd December
2) Depart Florence on 24th December and take a train to Milan.
3) Possibly travel to nearby places like Como, Venice by train
4) Depart Milan and return home on 31st December
My main worries are not being able to secure reservations on the trains as the Christmas week is a peak season in Italy? Would trenitalia operate on days, like Christmas Eve and Christmas? Do you think it would be a problem even if I book online in advance?