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okay, so going to italy on the 22nd of march.
first i am spending a day in milan then flying ryan air to rome ciampino at like midnight..
i think i'm just going to sleep in the airport.. first off.. can i do that? second off is it stupid to?
unfortunately i've been busy/i'm an idiot and all the cheap hostels are taken and i really don't feel like spending the extra 20 euros for a 6 hour sleep at some hostel which will probably take me a really long time to find at 1 in the morning as I will be really tired and what not.

also.. i am going from rome to naples and then from naples to florence and then from florence to pisa... should i buy my tickets online before hand or can i just buy bus/train tickets while in italy..

about how expensive is it?

please don't just recommend trenitalia because i am retarded and just couldn't figure it out, atleast not so that it was cheaper than just doing euro rail which is 120€ which is my last option.

blehh help please!
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Date:March 4th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
This is just personal experience talking, but I had a similar situation in Helsinki, and feel I'm wiser for it now. I spent the night at the airport there because I was too broke/stubborn to stay at a hostel. Several times during the course of the night, I was woken up by the workers there, who all told me to move, because I couldn't sleep on the benches and whatnot at the restaurants. It was a long, lonely, boring time, and quite honestly, I have a keen disliking for the Finnish language now. But maybe your experience won't be quite like that.

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Date:March 5th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, its kindof stupid to sleep in airports, no you can't really do that anywhere. Besides, at 1AM, your chances of finding a hostel open are really, really slim. You're kindof screwed for now, so try to enjoy it as much as possible and treat it as a learning experience.

You can buy tickets at the train stations (when I backpacked Italy, my itinerary got totally messed up--thnx Torino...--and I ended up just making it up as I went; I had only made reservations for my train in and out of the country, and ended up having to get a refund on my outbound trip because I did that differently than planned, also) and its really easy and a great opportunity to interact outside of your little American-bubble.

That much travel on a ticket-by-ticket basis will likely be more expensive than just getting a eurorail pass--try looking at local-to-country passes, though, I think you can get one to cover yourself for less than E120.
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Date:March 7th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
Found this just now, and it reminded me of you.
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