Hi there people,
I was in Italy briefly in Nov just gone (09), I fell in love with the place and am planning to go back Nov '10'. While I was there last month, I did Rome with a day trip down to Naples/Pompeii & then flew up to Venice for a few days. Anyways, this time, I want to fly into Milan and go around Tuscany/Florence make my way down to Rome and carry on down the coast which I'm fine with having already gone part the way already.
But from Milan by train are there any worthwhile stops in between Milan and Florence and or how would I best be able to do a clean circle around by train to these places. I want to go to the likes of Cortona, Assisi, Oriveto, Pisa just to get the classic photo I want to do as much of the north as I can before I head Rome and embark on the South. I will be travelling with two other friends and have contemplated hiring a car if need be but to be honest, i'd really like to stick to the trains.
I am open to all suggestions of places to go to and stay etc etc.. What do ya reckon?