I will be in Graz, Austria, from 1st July to 24th July and I only have two weekends available to visit Austrian cities and Italian cities. I'm choosing the best route to visit the most possible cities like Wien, Venice and Florence, but I can only travel by train. I was thinking taking a train Friday evening to some city and being Monday morning in Graz.
I was thinking visit in one weekend Venice and Florence. I will intend to travel always at the night to sleep in the train. For example, Saturday I'll be in Venice, Sunday in Florence and Monday morning I'm in Graz.
If I haven't got time to do this trip, I only will go to Venice.
1 - Where can I find a train that goes from Graz to Venice, from Venice to Florence and from Florence to Graz?
2 - The italian trains always travel on time?
3 - It exists train passes for Austria and Italia? If so, is it cheaper buying a pass for these days, than buying individual tickets? What train passes should I buy?
4 - If I only visit Austria during these weekends, is it cheaper buying a pass for these days, than buying individual tickets? Will I have to buy a pass for 30 days?
5 - Innsbruck and Salzburg are great cities to visit, comparing to Venice?
Thanks to all.
You can check out train connections from Austria using the website and you also should be able to find information about passes:
I think there is a direct overnight train from Graz to Venice and also one from Graz to Florence. You can check directions from Italy back to Graz on the website as well.
I have never been to Venice but Florence is a great city to visit and I think it is worth to spend a whole weekend there. I can recommend visiting Salzburg and Vienna. I know you are after information about cities but Austria also has a nice countryside with lakes and mountains...
I am also planning to visit Vennice from Graz on coming weekend. Can you please let me know, how finally you made your trip. Like the train selected, cost, any stay needed, places visited and food planned.
Will it be good to visit Vienna & Salzburg, than Vennice.
Thanks in advance.