While I can book trains, it seems that all they let me book is the High speed "Frecciarosa" and "Frecciobianca." It's pretty amazine service, 1 1/2 hours Rome-Florence and 1 1/2 hours Florence to Venice, but the fares seems to be 50-70 Euros. When I played around a bit, I found one booking for what they call "Intercity," a 3-hour ride between Rome and Florence, but it only costs 17 Euros. Obviously, I'd prefer the 17 Euro fares given that the whole family will be along.
In addition, the fares seems very complex, with all sorts of deals and discounts that I don't completely understand. Let's say I go for a week or two, we might want to make 2-4 day trips by train to Venice, Rome, maybe Pisa or the coast. What's the best way to plan this? Do you need to book head to save money? Is there some sort of rail pass that would make sense?
Edited by MARC Rider, 31 May 2012 - 06:46 PM.