Rome and Venice are two great places to visit in Italy. We recommend stopping in Florence as well. How do you get from one place to the other? There are easy trains and planes. The European trains are easy to use and the basic rule is the faster the train, the more you will pay. KIOSKs in the train station can be put into English (British Flag). You then pick your destination and time, class of service and pay. Your tickets are printed at the KIOSK and you are ready to board. Huge train time tables are everywhere. Find your train and look at the BIN (Track) column to find which track it leaves from. Tracks are in numerical order. REMEMBER BEFORE BOARDING A TRAIN ANYWHERE IN EUROPE GET YOUR TICKET STAMPED AT THE MACHINES BY YOUR TRACK> Tickets are usually good for any train but the time stamp says when you are boarding. If you are caught on board with a unstamped ticket there will be a hefty fine.
European trains are comfortable but can be crowded in heavy seasons. Your ticket gets you on board but on some trains you need a second seat reservation (will cost more) to have a reserved seat. Without this you hope there will be seats open for you to sit. If not you must ride standing. On longer rides there are usually a restaurant car and food service from carts in each car.
Remember that most European large cities have more than one train station. If you look up service on the internet, take note which station you train departs from. In Rome the main station is called Termini.
George & Jo Anne
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