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Travelling by Rail in ItalyThe rail system in Italy is excellent and offers a very affordable means of travel around the country. It is one of the least expensive train systems in Europe and is remarkable efficient.
Official Italian Rail Guide - Treni Italia
Plan rail journeys in Italy in English online on this excellent website.
Trenitalia PassThe Trenitalia Pass is a ticket offering unlimited travel on between 4 and 10 days within a period of two months.
Four-day adult passes start at around £120 for adults, £60 for children aged 4-11, £100 for under-26s, and just over £100 per person for groups of two to five people travelling together.
Journeys starting after 7.00pm can be counted as having taken place on the following day. A small supplementary charge must be paid to travel by the express Eurostar Italia trains on which seat reservations are compulsory. No supplement is payable on Intercity trains.
Passes can be purchased in Italy or in the UK before you depart. The pass must be used the first time within 2 months (6 months if purchased outside Italy), and it must be validated officially before use.
Available from online in the UK from: Rail Choice.