On our vacation we'll be going from Venice to Bern via Milan. I've done some 'dry runs' using the ticket buying process from the Italian Rail site. Seems easy enough, but I have one question.
From Milan to Bern you can use the Swiss Pass and get a discount, they actually ask for your Pass ID # when you make the reservation. It gives you a great discount.
So my question is, I know the Swiss Pass has to be validated before using (we'll have a 4 day pass), but how do I do that in Italy? They'll have my Swiss Pass number via the reservation, is that good enough or will I have to get it validated in Milan? We have an hour layover there so that would be possible but I'd like to know before I go.