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Raiil pass for Italy, staying in Florence?

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Raiil pass for Italy, staying in Florence?

We will be in Florence in August and are planning on doing three day trips while we are there. We're planning on going to Venice, Rome and Cinque Terre. We're also going to be taking a train to Milan and Zurich on our way to Amsterdam. Buying a Eurail Italy Pass 4 Days rail pass is what we’re currently looking at. Is this the most cost effective option? It looks like we will still need to also purchase the individual train tickets for the day trips.

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1. Re: Raiil pass for Italy, staying in Florence?

A Eurail is the expensive gold-plated unlimited travel option - and remember every fast train has a 10 euro reservation fee in addition to the cost of the pass. How much does the pass cost on a per day basis? 60 euros?

The cheap option is to go online in advance and buy a cheap super-economy tickets Venice-Rome from 29 euros, reservation automatically included, www.trenitalia.com. Full-price on the day is around 90 euros.

Milan to Zurich with an advance-purchase Smart fare is 22 euros (full price 71 euros on the day) - also book this at www.trenitalia.com or (if you have any problems finding the smart fare) www.italiarail.com.

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2. Re: Raiil pass for Italy, staying in Florence?

With about an hour on either side of a train ride needed, the places you mention are too far away for reasonable day trips. That can be verified here:

reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en?

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