|Subject: Re: Drive from Zurich to Florence|
Just to suggest yet another option: Like you, we are traveling to Italy on award tickets and had to take a route that we normally would not consider, via Frankfurt. I found Opodo (http://www.opodo.com) to be a helpful tool in searching for a variety of flights on discount European airlines. It helped me in planning my trip, and we eventually bought tickets from them, on Alitalia Express, at about one third of the price asked by Alitalia themselves.
I don't know if this will help, but I thought I would offer.
Best, Debbie in Pittsburgh