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Train tickets in Italy

Detroit
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Train tickets in Italy

Ii will be in Italy for two weeks next month and I plan on taking the train system from city to city. Should I purchase tickets online or purchase at each train station? Do the trains give you plenty of room for your baggage? Thank you for all the help you can provide. This is for my Honeymoon and I'm hoping it goes smooth.

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1. Re: Train tickets in Italy

You will have no problem in buying shortly before travel. However, if your plans are firm, you may be able to obtain discounted advance purchase "Mini" fares from www.trenitalia.it/homepage_en.html

To see all the fares available on a train, select it on the page displaying a number of trains, and then click "Continue".

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2. Re: Train tickets in Italy

On the regionale trains which are slightly slower and usually less crowded the luggage area is usually at the end of the carriage and anywhere you can fit it. We travelled all around Italy and bought our tickets once we alighted for the next destination and then just got on board the day we left with no problems. The faster trains may be more crowded and I did get on a ES (Eurostar) once to find that luggage was almost in the aisles and over flowing everywhere. The overheads on the trains are very compact and mainly would take a briefcase. Just keep your eye on your luggage and especially at each stop.

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3. Re: Train tickets in Italy

Thank you for your feedback. Do you think there is more luggage room on the slower trains or the faster one? We will have two suitcases and a backpack.

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4. Re: Train tickets in Italy

We recently took trains from Venice to Florence, Florence to Rome and Rome to Naples. All three had overhead room for our 4 suitcases(26 inch) but thinking about it now, I'm not sure if they were regional or fast trains??

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5. Re: Train tickets in Italy

Here are some pictures of overhead racks on various types of train:

There are several models of regional train, and the ones mostly used by commuters have limited luggage space. Here is a more typical regional train used on longer-distance routes:

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Here are the overhead luggage racks on a Eurostar train; these are the ones that have room just for a briefcase:

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The overhead racks on an AV train are pretty roomy:

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All trains, except short-distance urban trains, have some sort of luggage space either at the end of the car or in the middle of the car. On higher-speed trains, it has roomy shelves; on regional trains, such as this one, it's just a space on the floor where you can dump your bags:

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