I have read thru the detailed documentation provided by RickSteves/forums here and have specific questions -
1.Did you use https://www.rome2rio.com/ for booking a cab from Rome airport to the hotel or would it be easier to user Uber and pay with my credit card? Can you please share your experience?
2. I'm travelling from USA and my first stop is Rome. Since it is highly recommended to withdraw cash. What is considered a reasonable amount to withdraw from ATM for a 14 day trip to all 4 countries (Italy, Swiss, Germany, France)? Totally agree this is a subjective question but i do NOT intend to splurge and mostly will be spending money on food. I do not drink alcohol and prefer Local/hole in the wall/family restaurants. For souvenirs I may buy couple of postcards/chocolates and that is it.
3. Italy, France, Germany all accept Euros however Switzerland accepts swiss Francs. I was thinking of withdrawing cash once at Rome airport and using it thru out the 14 day trip including in swiss. If this is not a good idea then will the tour guide let us know where to withdraw cash in switzerland?
4. My ATM card is thru Bank of America and i called them to find out the list of in-network banks so i don't incur ATM fees. Do you know if Banque nationale d'italiana (Itlay) has a presence in Rome airport? This is my first stop and first trip to europe so a bit nervous :)
Banque nationale d'italiana (Itlay)
Banque nationale d' Paris (Paris)
Deutsche Bank (Germany)
Obwaldner Kantonal Bank (Swiss)