Venice Santa Lucia (on the island) –> VE. S.L.
Venice Mestre (on the mainland) –> MESTRE
Milan Centrale (central station) –> MI C.LE
Genova Piazza Principe (central station) –> GE P.P.
Genova Stazione Brignole –> GE BRIG
La Spezia Centrale (central station) –> SPEZIA
Pisa Centrale (central station) –> PISA C.
Sometimes, you might notice that one train station name at the top will be black, followed by a number of others in red. That means that there’s more than one station in the city you’ve picked, and the train stops at all of the stations on the list.
Figuring out the differences between Italian trains
Once you’ve got your destination and date down, you’ll often still have a number of options for exactly which train to take. You’ll notice clear differences under “length of journey, ” with some (more expensive) trains being much faster than the other trains. You can also look at “train category.” The “Frecciarossa, ” “Frecciargento” and “Frecciabianca” trains are the fastest, with speeds of up to 200-250km/hr. The “Eurostar” trains are also very fast. These are also the most expensive trains, and they connect only Italy’s most major cities. The most economical option tends to be the “Intercity” trains, which connect everywhere else, make more stops, and are slower, or the “Regional” (local) trains.
What are the price and speed differences, exactly? Well, let’s take our Rome to Naples journey as an example (one-way). On a weekday, leaving around noon, a “Frecciarossa” train takes only 1 hour 10 minutes. It costs €45 2nd class, or €58 1st class. Then there’s the “Intercity” train, which takes 2 hours 13 minutes and costs €22 (2nd class) or €29 (1st class). Finally, there’s the regional train, which takes 2 hours 34 minutes and costs only €10.50 (one class only).
What train you pick, of course, is up to you. But because the Eurostar and Frecciabianca/argento/rossa trains tend to be not only faster, but more comfortable and cleaner, if we’ve got a little cash to spare, they’re our transport of choice. That’s especially true when there are discounts on those trains — as there often are.
Taking advantage of Trenitalia’s promotional fares and discounts
When you’re looking at tickets online, don’t forget to check out (yes, that’s the link to their current promotional fares). You can see that right now, for example, children under 15 travel free with their .
How can you actually book one of these promotional fares? When you get to the page with all the train options and times, select the one you’d like to take, then click “Continue.” Your various options, like a “base” or “flexible” ticket, will show up – along with any promotional fares, like the Bimbi Gratis offer, if they’re available.
Booking your train ticket: online or at the station?
You can either book, and pay for, your ticket online, or, if you’re feeling a little more spontaneous, wait until you get to the train station.
Waiting has a major benefit: If you buy a ticket online, you then have to be on that exact same train — if you’re late or miss it, you have to change your reservation online. That can be a hassle, so if you can’t be quite sure when you’ll make the train, sometimes it’s best to wait.resolution definition resolution definition literature resolution definition microscope resolution def resolution definition biology resolution definition in a story resolution drops resolution definition government resolution example resolution economics resolution enhancer resolution english resolution examples in literature resolution ela resolution equation resolution english definition resolution for funeral resolution film resolution formula resolution for printing resolution for 4k resolution fitness resolution for instagram resolution fixer resolution government definition resolution games resolution group resolution graphics resolution gel resolution graphic design resolution government resolution greyed out windows 10 resolution history resolution health resolution history definition resolution hero's journey resolution haruka tomatsu resolution health collaborative resolution health alliance resolution hospice resolution in a story resolution in a sentence resolution is the resolution image resolution in microscope resolution increaser