This option is for customers that have already purchased a Eurail Pass or InterRail Pass and wish to reserve seats or sleeping berths. Learn more about rail passes. Most high-speed and long-distance trains require seat reservations. The fare rules for each train indicate whether seat reservations are necessary. Note: An ItaliaPass does not entitle customers to use of passholder fares.
While Italy may be the home of famous car manufacturers such as Ferrari and Maserati, anyone who has had to drive and park in one of the country's cities may not be too enthusiastic about having to relive the experience. The public transport network in Italy is quite good, and incorporates trains, buses, and ferry services around the coast, and is definitely worth considering if you are looking for a slightly less stressful holiday experience. Here is a look at the Italian transport network, and a few ideas on how to plan your travel without having to get behind the wheel of a car. For many years Italian railways had a poor reputation for their quality and timekeeping, but significant investment in the infrastructure and the trains serving the country now means that most journeys in between the major cities can be completed on high-speed trains that are faster than flying. If you are on a budget then you can still travel on local trains that will take a little more time, but booking ahead as much as possible, and using online booking systems can usually bag you a seat on one of the high-speed services for a very reasonable price.
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A minor part of them are operated by private and regional companies, conceded by the state. Lists of railway stations in Italy by region. Major stations with over 6, passengers per day. They are the principal stations for the Italian cities they serve. They have the highest commercial potential both fares and revenue from on-site merchants.