Tips for Train Travel in Italy

By Philippa Burne, UK, June 2012

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Train is one of the best ways to travel around Italy – it’s affordable, efficient and you get to see the landscape passing by. As the service adds high speed trains you’ll find travel times of only one hour and a half between Rome and Florence, two hours and forty minutes from Florence to Venice and three hours and forty five minutes from Rome to Venice.

The local company is Trenitalia and while many of the trains are a little old and worn and can be crowded at peak times, they generally run on time and go everywhere you need them to with the stations very often located right in the center of town.

You can book tickets online ( or but it is often easier to just buy tickets at the station. There are two useful things to know that will save you time and money...

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Italy Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Italy.

Photo courtesy of Ivanfurlanis via Wikipedia.

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