First, let me thank the wonderful advisers on TA for your helpful suggestions and advice. Reading the posts has made my travel planning so much easier! Here's my question. At the end of the month, I will be traveling to Florence to visit my daughter who is studying there for this semester. I will fly into Rome early in the morning and then I hope to take the "fast" train to Florence. I have read that I don't need reservations for the trains, that I should buy them at the train station, but does this advice hold for the Eurostar as well? I am looking forward to seeing my daughter and I don't want to wait in the train station if the faster train is full. Thank you in advance for your answers--and patience with another train question!