About Italy - Visiting Florence Print
  • HOW LONG ARE TRAIN RIDES BETWEEN MAJOR ITALIAN CITIES?
  • If travelling on the fast Eurostar trains, you should plan on the following approximate travelling times:
    Rome / Florence: 1hr 35mins;
  • Milan / Florence: 2hrs 45mins;
  • Venice / Florence: 2hrs 45mins;
  • Milan / Rome: 4hrs 30mins;
  • Milan / Venice: 2hrs 45mins;
  • Rome / Naples: 2hrs.
  • Don't forget that Eurostar and High Speed trains are a bit more expensive than other trains (IC, Regional) and require seat reservations..

     
  • HOW DO I GO ABOUT FINDING TRAIN SCHEDULES AND MAKING TRAIN RESERVATIONS ?
  • The best way is to log on www.trenitalia.com, where you are able to find all schedules and also make ticket reservations by credit card. 

     
  • ARE TRAIN RESERVATIONS COMPULSORY IN ITALY ?
  • In practice they are, as most tourists travel on the Eurostar and High Speed trains, which require seat reservations - that is mainly for travelling between Rome / Florence / Venice / Milan / Naples.
  • Local trips (i.e. Pisa or Lucca from Florence), on the other hand, do not require train reservations.