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Venice Rome
03:20
AU$82
Milan Rome
02:55
AU$90
Florence Rome
01:20
AU$54
Milan Venice
02:10
AU$61
Venice Florence
01:53
AU$72
Milan Florence
01:58
AU$80
Pisa Rome
02:03
AU$56
Milan Pisa
03:53
AU$53
Naples Rome
01:07
AU$40
Venice Naples
05:10
AU$162
Milan Naples
04:15
AU$109
Verona Rome
02:50
AU$67
Verona Venice
00:54
AU$37
Florence Naples
02:31
AU$109
Verona Milan
01:15
AU$35
Rome Genoa
04:15
AU$75
Genoa Milan
01:29
AU$32
Bologna Rome
01:54
AU$69
Rome Turin
04:05
AU$88
Venice Bologna
01:13
AU$30
La Spezia Rome
02:47
AU$66
Bologna Milan
01:00
AU$42
Turin Venice
04:18
AU$90
Turin Milan
01:00
AU$42
Naples Pisa
05:12
AU$67
Bologna Florence
00:35
AU$19
Overview

Welcome to this art history book which is Italy. Visiting the country is like learning the history of our old world!

With over 16,000 km of railway tracks, Italy has an excellent rail network. The national railway company in Italy is known as Trenitalia. The company operates high speed trains as well as regional trains. The Italian high speed trains are known as Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca. Italy is the first country in Europe to welcome privately operated high speed trains called Italo, which are operated by the NTV railway company. Thanks to international high speed trains, Italy has connections with France and Switzerland. Thello nigh trains operate between Paris and Rome as well as between Paris and Venice.

Experience the romance, history and culture of Italy by train. Whether it is Milano’s fashion boutiques, Venezia’s romantic canals or Roma’s antique vestiges, the excellent high speed railway network of Italy offers the easiest and yet the best value for money option to travel the country in a short period of time.

High speed trains such as the Frecciarossa or the Frecciargento, which operate at a speed of 300km/h, come with all the comfort and safety that a modern train can offer. Depending on the class of service, onboard facilities include spacious seats, power sockets, Wi-Fi Internet, audio systems, LCD screens, bar-buffet or restaurant cars.

Italy’s rail network has several entry points which are local and international hubs. Travelling from nearby European countries, Milan can be reached in only 1 hour from Lugano (Switzerland), Genoa in just over 3 hours from Nice (France) and Turin in 4 hours and 15 minutes from Lyon (France).

From those entry points, you can continue your journey to discover the jewels of Italy. With popular routes such as Turin-Milan (1h trip), Milan-Venice (2h23), Venice-Florence (2h03) and Florence-Rome (1h24 trip), trains have become the best way to discover Italy, all of Italy!

Cityscape

The train’s network is well developed so you can easily visit Rome and its historical monuments and then go by train to experience Firenze Renaissance architecture. Discover Venice’s canal, a perfect and romantic destination if you go in couple. Reach Naples to test the best pizzas in the world, or hop in train to Milan, the Italy’s fashion capital.

Landscape

From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the water buffalo of Campania, the diversity of the Italian landscape will wow you. If you prefer basking the sun, go to Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda and enjoy the turquoise waters. Heritage lovers, why don’t you get a train to Sicily to explore ancient Greek theatres?

Take home

Be thrilled with designer labels in Milan; buy some well-known hand-blown Murano glass in the beautiful Venice. If you like wines, bring back some bottles of the red Brunello, from Montalcino, Tuscany. If you go to Umbria, painted ceramics can be a perfect gift.

Eat & Drink

Sardinia’s seafood risotto or bistecca alla florentina, buffalo mozzarella or Tuscan steaks are just so many dishes you can feast with. If you stay in Northern Italy, try some truffles and porcini mushrooms. If you are in the south, test the fiori di Zucchini, it is just delightful.

New Perspective

In Liguria, have a one of the kind memory boarding on train to see the sunset on traditional tiny villages of Cinque Terre region.


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    Comfortable trip |
    "Comfortable trip but faced backwards. Would like to see option of purchasing front facing tickets as I get motion sick. "

  • Great way to travel |
    "A very relaxing way to cross Europe, a slight hitch when the train was delayed by a person running on the tracks but otherwise all good. "

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    "Excellent train travel in Italy. Fast clean and good service. "

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    Excellent trip |
    "Our rail trip was excellent, comfortable, convenient and we will be happy to do it again! "

  • excellent train |
    "The train ride was exceptional. Comfort, nice staff, very clean and quiet train. "

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    Think twice |
    "What can we say when the coach stewardess does not speak either English or Italian (and the train traverses Italy), the coach does not have any drinking water dispenser, and there was no packaged drinking water on board available for sale! The aircon did not work until 30 min.s into the journey, and it was circa 35 degrees C. The lighting did not work properly - one dim ceiling light only, and no reading lamps. And the coach stewardess was in the adjoining cabin and smoked in the cabin - against the carriers own regulations - so that her 2nd hand smoke drifted straight out her window and into ours, and permeated the A/C once it began working. "

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    First time travel |
    "The only problem with this service is that there is NO baggage storage area for large suitcases on this train. The overhead racks can only take small suitcases and back packs meaning you have to keep the suitcases on the floor of the compartment. In a 6 berth cabin once there are 2-3 suitcases there is no room left at all. We were lucky that the train was not full. If full it would have been mpossible with luggage. "

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    A great way to enter Venice... |
    "The trip was great and we had good seats, single seats opposite each other with the window. I do wish, though, that when I booked the tickets I had been asked if I wanted to go to Venice Mestre or Santa Lucia. Luckily, we were able to travel through to Santa Lucia on the same train with no extra payment. "

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    Across Europe |
    "Smooth and comfortable. Train ran exactly to time. "

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    Bus change |
    "Sadly the bus was used and not the train on this part of our trip but it was waiting for us at Villach so there were no hassles even though there was only 10 minutes between arrival of the train and departure of the bus. Obviously this part of the journey was much slower with traffic hassles and so on. "

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