Italy Explained: Italian Trains

Italy Explained: Italian TrainsFor the vast majority of Italy travelers, the best way to get around Italy is by train – and that’s where “Italy Explained: Italian Trains” comes in.

Italy may look like a small country when compared to the rest of the planet, but getting around can still be a challenge if you aren’t prepared to deal with the vagaries of the Italian rail system. In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know to make your Italian train adventure a smooth experience – from questions you already have to questions you don’t even know you should be asking – including:

  • The difference between train tickets and reservations, and when you’ll need both
  • How to decide whether to buy a Rail Pass or point-to-point tickets
  • How to read an Italian train schedule
  • How to buy train tickets and reservations, either before you leave home or once you’re in Italy
  • How to deal with Italian train strikes

And much more.

By the time you finish this book, you’ll be a confident traveler on the Italian rail system – leaving you more time to enjoy actually being in Italy, instead of spending precious vacation time figuring it out as you go.

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