Funny how what you worry about is seldom what turns out to be the problem. I was so worried about getting train in Rome to Florence, which proved confusing but uneventful. First class on Eurostar was smooth, fast, beautiful and comfortable. Arrival in Florence worked well with help of John’s iPhone map which was finally working and got us to car and out of Florence proper to villa which was practically impossible to find.
Met nice Australian couple on train. John and I are perfectly matched. We talk to everyone.