“All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go” Just a few more days now and I’ll be “leaving on a jet plane” although unlike John Denver’s lyrics, I do know when I’ll be back again. I will be landing in the Eternal City Thursday morning but there will be no sightseeing in Rome for this traveler because I will be catching the Leonardo Express train from inside the airport.
It’s a 31 minute ride to Rome’s main train station, the Termini, and from there I will be boarding a fast train to Milan. After arriving there it’s a one hour train ride to Varenna, and a short walk to the ferry which will take me across Lake Como to the beautiful resort town of Bellagio. Then I will have three days to enjoy once again the beauty and tranquility of Lake Como. I will keep my eye open for George Clooney too.
With that agenda I won’t have to worry about jet lag and trying to stay up because out of necessity I will have to stay up! I have found that going from the U.S. to Italy the best way to handle the jet lag is to stay up all day when you first arrive.
Flights from the U.S. typically arrive in Italy in the morning which really is about 3am U.S. time, so the best I can hope for is to be able to sleep on the plane, and then stay up all day until at least 8 or 9 in the evening Italy time. I’ll let you know how it works out.