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I am not sure if it is a little-known fact that there is a train station in the Vatican City, but never mind. You should be able to find the station and the rail line quite prominently on any map of the Vatican. Other fun facts: The railway network is also the shortest in any state, with a track length of 1.27km, and the most dense railway network with 2....


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You can obtain train tickets online on the Trenitalia website. It's better because you block the seats. There is certainly a high-speed connection between Florence and Rome. It's called Freccia Rossa. It takes 1.5 hours and starts every 30 minutes. The 22nd I would do Florence-Pisa-Florence-Rome. Florence-Pisa takes more or less one hour and you have ...


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It should be instant. Source: Italian and booked hundreds of trains (two yesterday). Anyway, you only need the Booking Code (PNR) in order to board the train and that should also be shown during the last step of the booking process, a page that the Trenitalia site suggests to print. You can also log in and go in the customer area. At the bottom of the ...


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This site (rfi.it) gives arrivals and departures in a form similar to what I think you are expecting. Sample output for Roma Termini: There's also a list of regional timetables in PDF format here: http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom/Informazioni/Orari-regionali-in-versione-pdf e.g.


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On to the wiki page of Stazione di Pré-Saint-Didier is stated (under "Movimento") La stazione era in ultimo servita da treni regionali di Trenitalia fino al 24 dicembre 2015, giorno in cui la linea è stata sospesa al traffico per decisione della Regione Valle d'Aosta e sostituito da autocorse. Google translates this as The station was finally ...


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I would like to put forth my experience. We forgot to take our camera when alighting at Florence; the train was bound to Naples. We had very little time left before boarding the next train to Pisa and from Pisa, the flight back to London. We ran to the Trenitalia counter at Florence, and clearly told them the details of the location and attributes of the ...


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Your case should be covered by EU passenger rights (Regulation (EC) 1371/2007). According to the regulation you should be able to get a refund of 50% of the original ticket price. Additionally they should refund the ticket for the new train (but you should have asked Deutsche Bahn employees in Munich on that day whether they would unlock your original ...


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The Freccebianca experience is summed up really well by Show Me The Journey: There are lounges, including, as you asked, at Roma Termini If you are travelling in 1st class, there will be a trolley service of complimentary snacks and drinks – prosecco is one of the options, espresso as well As food is on a trolley only, no kiosk/restaurant (although travel ...


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Although originally advertised as such, to date there seem to be no luggage deposit service at Torino Porta Susa. Indeed most queries for deposito bagagli Torino Porta Susa return negative answers. The Ialian Wikipedia page on Torino Porta Susa does not mention left luggage service. This newspaper article also confirms this: Piccola pecca: la stazione ...


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Milan city council runs a lost&found service which can be contacted at these phone numbers: +39 02 88453900 +39 02 88453908 +39 02 88453909 They advise you to contact "Polizia ferroviara" and file a report before contacting them but since you skipped this step I'd try to contact them anyway. I wouldn't hold my breath but good luck anyway!


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In general, with high speed trains between the major tourist cities (Rome, Florence, Venice, etc), you are better off booking in advance, especially for the high season summer months. The cheapest seats tend to sell out before the travel date, so you may end up paying more than you'd like. As mentioned before, Trenitalia is the longest established company ...


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You can do this through the Czech IDOS website. Simply enter the name of the station in the From field, after switching the language in the bottom-right corner. Optionally choose the date and click on SEARCH. You'll get the full list of trains departing from each of Rome's train stations: Clicking on an individual train will show you it's full schedule: ...


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I had a good look on the Trenitalia site, both in the English version and in the google translate version of the original to my own language, (Dutch) and did not find any links or other indications of 'per station' listings. But I did find this page, which promises times per line rather than per station. If like me you do not read Italian, you will need a ...


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You must arrive within 6 hours. The ticket expires 6 hours after validation and if your ticket is checked on the train more than 6 hours from validation, you will be subject to a fine. You may get on and get off multiple times and use the same ticket. The validity of the Cinque Terre train ticket is specifically designed to allow you to visit multiple or ...


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It's quite common for none of the validation machines to be working. Officially, you must seek out the train conductor immediately upon boarding and have your ticket validated. It isn't sufficient to write on the ticket yourself. Source: http://www.trenitalia.com/cms-file/allegati/trenitalia/normativa/4_Utilizzo_convalida_e_validita_dei_titoli_di_viaggio....


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Quoting from the English Trenitalia page (the page specifically refers to regional electronic tickets): When and where can I change my ticket? You can change the date of your trip once only, up to the time of 23-59 on the day prior to the date indicated on your ticket, at: [...] You will be given a memorandum with the new date of the trip, ...


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No, not without changing your ticket at the ticket office, at a cost. I tweeted my question to the trenitalia account and their response was (rough translation of mine): You have to modify the ticket at the ticket office, see info here. The linked document ("modifications to the ticket", in Italian) basically says you can once ask for a modification of ...


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If you have data on your phone, I highly recommend the trenit app for android or iOS. It gives you the train times in real-time updated after every station. Usually it tells you the platform but doesn't seem to be giving that for Saronno at the moment. The app is showing the train tomorrow as the 329 at 10:16 rather than the 325. If you miss it there's one ...


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This page lists the advanced booking restrictions for various train operators in Europe including those in Italy. Booking Horizon: Italy High-speed, medium & long-distance 4 months Regionale 2 months (7 days for paperless tickets) Edit: I realise that doesn't explain bookings after June 11, but this page should explain issues due to the Summer ...


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I believe that they told you to contact the lost & found office of the city of Venice, not of the train station. Such an office is run by the Comune, the city administration. You will find Venice's office here: http://www.comune.venezia.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/80397 They run a monthly list of found property. You should try to ...


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No guarantee obviously, but in a dozen of journeys on Italian trains with such online tickets (for the high-speed trains) I have yet to be asked for a proof of identity. I would not be too concerned about a wrong name, especially if the name still "sounds right" (e.g. not an Asian name for an obviously Italian person). Also in the internal mailing list of ...


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Take it easy. Usually you can ask for a correction at the reception room of the railway station. If it is an obvious typographical error, you can even explain it to the ticket-inspector directly. Most of them will be kind enough.


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If your lost bag came back to Bern (and you'd be very lucky) you can try with this web page https://www.ffs.ch/stazione-servizi/servizi/servizio-oggetti-trovati.html If someone found the bags in Italy. I'm very sad to tell this but will be very hard for you to recover that/


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40 minutes to change trains should be more than enough since all you have to do is move from one platform to the other within the same station - Italo and Trenitalia trains both arrive in the same station i.e. Milano Centrale. However, any delay will obviously impact your ability to make it. Unfortunately, since you are using two different companies, I do ...


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Turns out things might have changed, if the sources in the other answers once were right. The differences are these: Better seats in a 1+2 configuration. Dedicated 1st class conductor. All cars are closer to the restaurant car. More storage space. Less noise (most likely). Generally better WC access and state. Faster boarding. The 1+2 configuration ...


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Long distance or high speed trains are very easy to use, while the regional trains may be less user-friendly. All high-speed trains fares go up as departure approaches and seats and fares seem to just about equally sell out across companies (a few hours before departures in many cases). There are three competing companies operating high speed / long ...


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