My plan is to visit Rome, then Athens, then Cairo, on a "ancient history" motivation ... Thing is, I have 3 weeks, I can spend 1 week on each city, on one resort each city. And I will have 3 more people with me. The trip is intended for April-May 2010.(the resort accommodation is an RCI week, one after the other, and the city order is dictated by the season avail.) BUT, on a budget, I need to fly Brazil - Milan, spending miles. Now the questions Options from Milan to Rome? I guess train is the best option, considering money. But how long does this trip take? (If there is one) Then I need to know the options from Rome to Athens, if any. Again, trying for the cheapest. I looked into fligth options, and is way expensive! (unless I looked in the wrong place, on-line 'search' sites) I will ask about transport from Athens to Cairo and then Cairo to Germany (couple friend want to visit family person there after the adventure... heheh) in the right place, unless you have advices here also. Thank you a lot!