Just a reminder that now is a good time to start making your travel plans. A few things to keep in mind: Florence’s airport is quite small and may well be very crowded in June. More importantly, there are no direct flights from the United States into the Florence airport. When you search for flights, you may find better rates if you look for flights into Rome or Milan.
Here’s a link to the Italian national train system: (click on the British flag for English).
 The following sites will help you navigate the process:
Or the Man in Seat 61 can provide some guidance:
And you might think back to some of Wharton’s characters training their way through Italy: “Their railway carriage had been full when the train left Bologna; but at the first station beyond Milan their only remaining companion a courtly person who ate garlic out of a carpetbag had left his crumb-strewn seat with a bow.”
 “Souls Belated” (1899) —
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