Taking a train in a foreign country, if you don’t speak the language, can seem a daunting task. Trains in Europe and Italy are fast and relatively ease to take. There are super fast trains between other European cities and major cities in Italy, moderately fast trains between Italian main cities and slower local trains that go just about anywhere you want to go. Trains are a major way to travel in Europe. They are usually cheaper than flying and provide safe and comfortable rides. They go into stains in the heart of each major city. Most cities you can walk from the train station to your destination or take a short taxi ride or th Metro.
I read an interesting BLOG on how to take trains in Italy. A Beginner’s Guide to Train Travel in Italy. It covers most topics you will need from how to buy tickets, how to check the schedule of your train and how to go to other European cities. Don’t be afraid to take the train! Just remember to time stamp your ticket before boarding your train. Machines are usually at the end of each platform or near the ticket office in smaller stations. Tickets in Italy are on an honor system. If you are caught with a ticket that is not time stamped you may have to pay a fine.
Enjoy your travels and see all of Italy by train.
George & Jo Anne