In the last two years I've used night trains a lot, mostly because I find them more convenient and less stressful than flying. And they also emit fewer harmful gases.
Some night trains transport cars, which allows you to make a one-way road trip like this one:
Me and Veronika had a great time in Tuscany, ate very tasty food, rested on the beach and loaded on vitamin D before the winter. Some places were crowded but you can avoid that if you go early in the morning.
I won't bore you with all the details, but feel free to look at the (few) photos below or read my captions in the complete photo album on Google Photos (to see the captions, press “i” on your keyboard). A smaller selection of my photos is also on Flickr.
|Car is loaded on the train, ready for a 1000-kilometer journey.|
|After sunset on our balcony in Castagneto Carducci|
|In Piombino. The highest mountain is Monte Capanne on Elba. The low mountains on the horizon is Corsica.|
|First row on the beach|
|San Gimignano full of tourists|
|Happy to be in Florence|
|Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with a shade from The Baptistery of St. John.|
|Ponte Vecchio at night|
|Inside a fancy perfume store (Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella)|
|Come join me in my bathtub|
|Florence gives you wings|
|We drove through a supercell storm and then saw another one in the distance. The top of the anvil and flanking line are clearly visible.|
|Shoes of Ljubljana|