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How do I avoid Italo trains so I can use my rail pass?

I want to purchase a 2 country (Switzerland & Italy) 4 day pass. I see this is not valid for Italo trains. How do I know if I can make a journey (e.g. Geneva to Venice) without having to use one of these trains? I have planned one route that uses Frecciarossa and Trenitalia. It is Geneva-Venice-Florence-LaSpezia-Geneva. Are these part of the Italo train system?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) July 18, 2017 14:53
    Hi Jennifer,

    Of the trips you mentioned, Italo trains would only operate between Venice and Florence. However, Frecciarossa and Frecciargento trains also run from Venice to Florence. Therefore, since you'll be traveling with a rail pass, you would just have to be sure to choose one of the Frecciarossa or Frecciargento trains when you go to purchase your reservations for this segment. The Frecciarossa and Frecciargento trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.

    When you pull up the results of your search from Venice to Florence, these trains will be labeled accordingly, so you can distinguish between them.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Venice to Florence by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.
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