Purchased a HP Mini 1502 netbook to use while traveling where weight was a serious consideration. Choosing a new brand was easier since I never ever consider ASUS branded products anymore.
This is the longest night train trip we experienced in Europe.
Most of the others leave around 23:00 or 24:00 and arrive at 06:00 or 07:00 so even if you get to sleep the entire journey it is short.
The Milano Barcelona night train leaves Milano Centrale at 19:40 and is scheduled to arrive at Barcelona Franca at 09:43 the following day.
Obviously this travels from Italy to Spain via France.
The train staff require passengers passports on departure and the passports are returned the following morning before arrival.
Treno Roma 13:15 to Milano
Hotel Sonya Via del Viminale, 58 00184 Roma Italy
With the last really good hotel we stayed in being the one in Helsinki this hotel was a welcome change.
The hotel in Venizia was good too and it would be hard to claim one as better, as the staff were friendly and helpful at both, and the rooms were clean and a good size.
About the only thing that could be said about the room we had at Hotel Sonya is that the shower enclosure was small although I fitted ok at 6' and around 95 – 100 kg so this could only be a problem for larger people.
Hotel Danmark Kobenhaven We arrived at this hotel early and were able to leave our bags. We returned later in the afternoon and checked in.
The room was large and had windows that opened although street noise was a little high with the windows open. The bathroom was big although the drainage tended to smell slightly.
Treno Napoli 11:50 to Roma 13:00
One hour and five minutes scheduled trip time. The first class carriages on these trains are clean and comfortable.
The seats are wide, they feel wider than the DB ones in Germany.
There is complimentary drinks and snacks served during the trip. The trip on the express from Napoli to Roma takes around 1 hour.
This hotel has one thing going for it which is that it is right across the road from the main central rail station.
On walking into the lobby and finding 5 or 6 uniformed staff waiting behind the reception counter all looked impressive.
It was around 3.30 and check in time is advertised as 2:00PM.
We are asked for both passports etc again and after a few minutes and discussion between several of the staff we are told the room is not ready.
Trenitalia Treno 9407 Venezia St Lucia 11.27 – Roma 15:13 and Treno 9511 Roma 16:00 – Napoli 17:10
This Eurail reservation was made at Venezia Santa Lucia station.
Cost was 40 Euro which comprised of 20 Euro for 2 persons on the Venezia - Roma leg and another 20 Euro for 2 persons on the Roma to Napoli leg.
Staff at the Hotel La Locanda di Orsarina in Venezia are extremely friendly and helpful. They will make you feel most welcome.
This hotel is up a short narrow lane less than a few minutes from the central rail station. Walk straight out of the station and turn left then the street is the second left, take care not to miss the first left as these streets are narrow!
There are no lifts and the room is on the second floor. The room has 2 singles together to make a double and another single bed in the room.
Treno 9715 11.35AM Train Milano – Venezia scheduled to arrive 14:10
Cost of reserving the 2 first class tickets using our Eurail global pass for 2 persons was 20 Euro.
Interior of the carriges on this train is clean and roomier than the train from Zurich to Milano.
Vinyl floor feels cleaner than carpet but interior is nosier as a result.
Seating layout is typically a row of 2 seats down one side and a single row down the other. Seats are facing each other generally with a table between and 220 VAC power is available.