Venice, Florence, and Italy

What type of pass should I purchase to travel to and from these three cities in Rome?
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  • Hi Eileen,

    What to purchase for your travels would depend on the specifics of the itinerary itself.

    Calculating the Option of Purchasing a Eurail Italy Pass & Reservations

    You can check costs for the Eurail Italy Pass by clicking here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-italy-pass/index.html.

    A rail pass covers the ticket costs on trains (day trains and night trains) between different cities in the country or countries included on the pass. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass.

    When calculating the grand total for the option of traveling with the Eurail Italy Pass, you would want to be sure to factor in any reservation costs as well. You would check reservation costs and purchase reservations 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. the 'Eurail Italy Pass'). Generally, reservable trains in Italy can be booked within 90-120 days of an intended departure.

    In Italy, the trains that require seat reservations in addition to a rail pass are Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Frecciabianca, and InterCity (IC).

    Reservations are not accepted on any Regionale or Regionale Veloce trains in Italy, so there would be no reservation costs to factor in for these, as the Eurail Italy Pass is all you would need to board.

    Once you've checked the reservation costs for all your reservable trains, you would add the sum to the cost of the Eurail Italy Pass.

    It is also important to note that the trains called 'Italo' are not covered by rail passes. Italo is a type of high-speed train that operates along certain major routes in Italy. Italo trains are privately owned and do not accept any rail passes. With the rail pass, you would need to take trains operated by the national rail network of Italy (Trenitalia) to be covered. The Trenitalia network includes Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Frecciabianca, InterCity (IC), Regionale, and Regionale Veloce. Fortunately, there are Trenitalia trains that operate along all of the routes that Italo operates, so you'll always have an option.

    If you wish to take an Italo train, you would need to purchase regular tickets for it.

    Purchasing Regular Point-to-Point Tickets

    You would purchase tickets by doing a search for a route under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage (www.raileurope.com). For this type of search, since you'll be purchasing a regular ticket and not using a pass, you would click 'No' where it asks 'Are you traveling with a rail pass?'.

    Once again, trains in Italy generally can be booked within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.

    By purchasing regular tickets, it frees you up to take Italo trains.
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