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Train Travel from Rome

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Train Travel from Rome

I need to book the following train tickets

Rome - Naples (round trip, just for the day)

Rome - Florence (1 way)

Florence - Venice (1 way)

What is the best way to do this?

What train class (1st, 2nd) should we take for each? what are the differences?

I notice on a website there are 3 different ways to book, the cheapest called "MINI". Can someone explain this the differences?

Thanks in Advance,

Steve

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1. Re: Train Travel from Rome

you can book these via the trenitalia website or you can wait until you need to leave and go to the train station... there are always many trains between these destinations. bear in mind that there are regional (slow) and fast trains.

Mini fares are very discounted tickets that can be had for as little as 9eu one way, but you have to book online and I believe they are non refundable, so if you miss your train you are in trouble!!!

Also, (don't know if this applies to you) the mini fare does not apply to children's tickets, which I found out the hard way, it only applies if you select all adult tickets.

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2. Re: Train Travel from Rome

Information about the Trenitalia "MINI" fares:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187768-i20-k53483…

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3. Re: Train Travel from Rome

Thanks.

And what about the different classes on the train. what are the differences and what would you recommend?

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4. Re: Train Travel from Rome

If you're in the mood to waste money, book first class.

Here are the differences between first and second classes on the Freccia trains:

1. 8.5 centimeters more seat/shoulder room in first

2. Sometimes (not always), up to 5 centimeters more leg room in first

3. Entire row of single seats down one side of the railcar in first

4. Complimentary coffee/soft drink/juice/sweet or salty snack in first

5. Complimentary Italian-language newspaper on morning departures in first

6. Upgraded upholstery in first

7. Lower seat density in first class railcars

First class is not necessary on the trips you are scheduled to take. The longest travel time will be two hours (Florence/Venice).

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5. Re: Train Travel from Rome

Just to complete the picture, you might also want to check what's on offer from Trenitalia's new rival - the Italotreno service, which starts later this week....

www.italotreno.it/EN/Pages/default.aspx

Peter

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