When ever you travel to different country its important to know few basic things about that country.It is very important for your safety and to ensure your planned tour happens as per schedule
- Italy offers a 3 to 7 days travel pass. It is basically a pre-paid travel pass which you can use to board any train through out Italy from any destination within the defined period.The biggest advantage is it helps you to keep your plan flexible. But there’s a catch:You have to pre-book a seat on the train that you intend to travel.The price and time to reserve a seat may vary from 10 euro to anything depending on the rush hours.Instead you can reserve a seat on a train and be relaxed.You can find more information on http://www.raileurope.co.uk/, http://www.europeanrailguide.com/railpasses/
- Italian do not speak in English or if they speak than those English speaking people are not so common.So keep time to walk down to the nearest tourist information for any help. If possible take address and print out the tourist information cells available in the visiting city.This would save time and effort to get the right information you seek.
- Arrive 20 mins before your travel time, as most of these cities have large rail station or bus station. To top it up people don’t communicate in English-hence you need to have time to enquiry than reach your train/bus.
- Ensure you take print out from Google maps for direction to your booked hotels from airport/station/bus station from where you arrive.
- But before you go to your train–validate that train ticket! Just before you board your train, find the yellow box like the one shown in the upper right and insert the end of your ticket. This prints the time and date of the first use of your ticket, and makes it valid for the journey. There are stiff fines for not validating your ticket. If you forget, try pleading that you’re just a dumb tourist. It has worked before, but it works less and less as time passes.
- Once you find your train, just board it. You will probably have to show your ticket to a conductor once during your journey–so keep it where you can get to it. Usually there are racks above the seats for luggage. Sometimes there are dedicated shelves near the ends of each coach for your larger baggage.