Interior Italy round trip - Milan to Lucca plus stops - rail planning help needed

3 of us are flying into Milan, sightseeing locally, then hopefully traveling by rail through Bologna to Lucca where we will branch out to Florence, Pisa - Tuscany regional day trips. We hope to go back to Milan via the west coast on our final day. I understand there are various rail companies/sizes of trains involved so it's getting confusing on how/what to purchase. What is the least expensive way to commute (pass or separate tickets) and how do I purchase/reserve them ahead of time? Would a pass include all types of trains including local vs. high speed? Thank you.
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  • Hi Suzanne,

    I am not sure what would be your best option as we do not have your full itinerary. I would recommend pulling up fares and schedules on our home page to get the cost per person for each leg of your trip.

    Then you can price out a Eurail Italy Pass and add in the cost for any reservations that are needed. You would need reservations on all high speed trains as well as intercity trains. (Please note that Italo trains are not covered by any pass).

    If you are still unsure what would be your best option you can contact us at 800-622-8600 and one of our Travel Consultants will be able to assist you further with your request.
    Thank you,
    Jen
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  • Thank you! I was able to speak with someone on the phone.

    I just have one more question regarding the Rail Pass:
    Can the party of 3 (purchased together for the discount) go on different trains on the same day (even if the local type of trains don't require a reservation)? Or do they all always have to travel together?
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  • Hi Suzanne,

    You would all need to travel together at all times if it is a saverpass. You could travel on separate trains, however, only the person that is holding the pass will not have to purchase a ticket.

    If you plan on taking different trains more than you will be traveling together, then it may be best to purchase individual passes.

    I hope this information helps and that you are able to confirm the trains of your choice. Have a great vacation!

    Jen
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