Rome to Venice to Pescara with a rail pass

My family and I are flying in from London and would like to visit Rome and Venice and a friend in Pescara. Would the Eurail train pass cover Rome - Venice - Pescara back to Rome?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) February 08, 2016 20:38
    Hi Angie,

    Yes, any rail pass that includes Italy covers trains between Rome, Venice, and Pescara. When applicable, reservations are a supplemental cost to the rail pass.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass you'll be traveling with.

    From Rome to Venice, there are direct trains. The trains from Rome to Venice are high-speed 'Le Frecce' ('Frecciarossa' or 'Frecciargento') trains or regular 'InterCity' trains. These trains do require reservations in addition to a rail pass.

    A connection from Venice to Pescara takes just over 5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Bologna along the way. The trains from Venice to Bologna are high-speed 'Le Frecce' ('Frecciarossa' or 'Frecciargento') or regular 'InterCity' trains. The trains from Bologna to Pescara are high-speed 'Le Frecce' ('Frecciabianca' or 'Frecciarossa') trains or regular 'InterCity' trains. These trains all would also require reservations in addition to a rail pass.

    Trains from Pescara to Rome are regional ('Regionale') trains. These trains don't even accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can view schedules for trains from Pescara to Rome by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' (instead of 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations') on our homepage and entering the cities. Since your objective would just be to view schedules and reservations aren't possible, you would not indicate that you'll be traveling with any type of rail pass when entering your search criteria.

    Generally, the 'Le Frecce' and 'InterCity' trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended date of departure.

    On the segments from Rome to Venice and Venice to Bologna, there are also trains called 'Italo', but rail passes are not accepted on these trains.
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