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Rome Venice
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Milan Rome
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Venice Milan
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Florence Rome
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Venice Florence
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Milan Florence
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Pisa Rome
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Rome Naples
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Milan Pisa
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Naples Venice
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Verona Rome
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Milan Verona
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Rome Genoa
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Genoa Milan
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Rome Bologna
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Turin Rome
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Overview

Italy has always been a favorite for American travelers, many discovering their heritage, not to mention their palates.

Italy has always been a favorite for American travelers, many discovering their heritage, not to mention their palates. It also happens to be an easy country to travel by train.

When traveling domestically, always go for a first class ticket. Although second class is very good on the Frecce and Italo trains, the first class trains connecting north and south are even better if you want to savor the wonderful views of Italian landscapes. For other local and regional services, first class is a must.
The most traveled routes include Rome to Florence (with fast and frequent service) and Venice (beautiful views). And, good to know if you land in Rome from North America, Fiumcino Airport is far from the city, but well-connected by the Leonardo da Vinci Express train. Plus, you can ride this train with any Eurail pass that included Italy (first class only ; just use one travel day).

As in all European countries, some trains opt for open seating while others require pre-booking. But, there’s no need to worry if you’ve purchase your ticket from Rail Europe. We’ll get you a pre-assigned seat every time it’s possible. And, if you don’t get one, it means you can sit anywhere. If you already have a pass, and know where you want to travel, we’ll tell you when you need a pre-assigned seat—and will gladly book it for you. And now Rail Europe offers the same Italian train tickets and fares in North American as are sold in Italy, including access to a vast schedule selection.

For your convenience, e-ticketing options are also available.
Italy’s rail network is also extremely well connected to the rest of Europe : from Milan and Turin, the Frecciarossa travels through the Alps to Lyon, while TGV goes to Paris. Incredibly comfortable trains connect Italy with Switzerland. (Florence and Venice to Geneva or Zurich are the most popular routes.) Travel overnight and you’ll go even further with Thello trains linking Milan or Venice to Paris. And, you can also ride CityNightLine to various Northern European cities. You’ll rest in a comfortable compartment well equipped with private shower and toilets.

Traveling by train in Italy is marvelous : truly, there’s nothing more romantic than a lasagna-indulgence in the dining car, two hours after having left Rome. Then gliding though fishermen villages while the sun falls into the Mediterranean Sea. Good tip : when in Bari, take a fast ferry to Dubrovnic in Croatia, and enjoy a nice addition to your Italian experience.

And if your travel plans include extending your journey to Greece, consider the Eurail Attica Pass. This unique pass includes round-trip ferry travel between Italy and Greece, plus travel by ferry to the Greek islands once you’re there.


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Reviews & ratings

  • Locating Train was difficult |
    "I had some trouble finding the track at Gare de Lyon in Paris. Also I had trouble finding my coach at the Lyon Airport train going to Paris. "

  • Efficient and on time service |
    "Excellent service. On time and comfortable "

  • A trip over Alpes |
    "I've been travelling to Geneve to meet my daughter. the train was very comfortable and the staff very kind. I bought a good sandwich with salami and butter, a black tea with cinnamon. Very new flavour for me. The viw around the lake from Geneve to Montreux was great. "

  • Very good option  |
    "It was a very good journey. The train was comfortable, the attendants were friendly. Service on board was perfect including the breakfast, which was delicious. "

  • Resumo de minha viagem |
    "Confortável, chegamos ao destino descansados. Valor um pouco alto, mas deixamos para adquirir as passagens na última hora, por isso o alto preço. Conveniente, pois é mais rápido e confortável do que viajar por via aérea. "

  • Exceptional Trip |
    "Exceptional trip from St Pancras to Paris with the help of VIP transfer service from St. Pancras hotel. Highly recommended. "

  • Good |
    "Very fast journey. Comfortable. "

  • Better than flying |
    "Coming from Australia I assumed flights would be far better than trains but having the stations right in the centre of the city made it much more convenient and easier to manage without a phone. The train was smooth and quick. "

  • Trouble free,excellent journey |
    "Excellent service.We booked and printed tickets on line which scanned easily on day of journey. All baggage x rayd so great security before entering platform. Allocated seating upon booking. Train on time. Value for money 5 stars. (auto star system not working. )22 euros per person each way. "

  • To MAdrid |
    "my trip was great but I was wonder that the crew was not speaking English and she couldn't understand me once I order. "

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