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Travel by Train in Italy
Travel in comfort by train in Italy. (Photo: train series – seats (Switzerland train) image by helenos from Fotolia.com )
From the moment you arrive in Italy, traveling by train may become your favorite form of transportation. One trip in the back seat of an Italian taxi will have you incredibly grateful that you made it to your destination alive, while train travel in Italy is convenient, relatively inexpensive and comparatively calm.
The train system in Italy is run by the Ferrovie dello Stato, or State Railway system, though it is commonly called Trenitalia. Their website contains information about schedules and fares. You can travel to every major city in Italy by train as well as to most small towns and villages. If you are traveling only to the major cities, you ll appreciate the new high-speed network; it travels between Turin, Venice, Milan, Florence, Rome, and Naples. Departures are frequent, and the trains travel up to 175 m.p.h. In most cases, this network lets you travel faster by train within Italy than by plane.