Based in London, I’m a senior, solo traveller, and in Italy only having seen Rome and Florence briefly some 50 years ago, Then a sad trip to Venice (nothing to do with the city) in 2010.
I want to get to know Italy, particularly its food and wine. I’m a freelance writer and translator.
I am attending a 1-week retreat in Perugia from 15 April and I would like to travel in Italy for 3 weeks after that, from 22 April to 13 May.
Should I get an interrail pass for ??? days travel in 1 month?
Can I use the Interrail to get to Perugia from the airport when I arrive from London? I can fly into Florence or Bologna. The 2nd class Interrail pass does not let you take airport train in Florence, it seems. Does this make sense economically?
How do I get the most of the Interrail Pass in my situation.
I am not interested in being everywhere, but rather in staying in a place at least 2,3 days and get to know it and its people.
The wines I adore from Italy are not the expensive big names, no Super Tuscans for me. I have no deep pocket.
But I love Mount Etna’s Nerello Mascalese, Pinot Nero from the Trentino Alto-Adige area, Brunello of course (but again the cost is often prohibitive), and many many local Italian grapes (I love Emilio Bulfon’s wines), some of which never made it to the outside world. Getting to taste these would be wonderful.
I am so grateful for any advice, recommendations or thoughts you may have.
Thank you very much, doris
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