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Rome is the closest and easiest at 2 hours direct and starting at $12. But you can get here from anywhere.


The train is a wonderful experience. Here is some advice:



Note: These examples are from the town centers, not the airports. Be sure to change your search if you are wanting to come directly from the airport.

We recommend you use the Rome2Rio or TrenItalia apps for booking. 

More soon on car rentals and shuttle service from Foligno (15 minute ride).

When traveling by train in Italy, there are several important things that travelers should know. Here are some key points to keep in mind:

  1. Train Tickets: It is essential to purchase a ticket before boarding the train. Tickets can be bought online, at train stations, or at ticket machines. Make sure to validate your ticket using the yellow machines at the platform before boarding.

  2. Train Types: Italy has different types of trains, ranging from high-speed trains to regional trains. High-speed trains like the Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, and Frecciabianca are faster and more expensive, while regional trains are slower and cheaper.

  3. Timetables: Train schedules can vary, so it's advisable to check the departure and arrival times in advance. Timetables can be found online or at the train station. Keep in mind that trains in Italy may experience occasional delays.

  4. Seat Reservations: Some trains, especially high-speed ones, require seat reservations. It is recommended to reserve a seat, particularly during peak travel periods, to ensure you have a guaranteed place.

  5. Luggage: There is generally no weight limit for luggage on Italian trains, but it's important to manage your belongings. Use the designated luggage areas or overhead racks. Avoid leaving your luggage unattended, especially in crowded trains or during stops.

  6. Valuables and Safety: While traveling, it's essential to keep your valuables secure. Be mindful of pickpockets, particularly in crowded areas, and always keep an eye on your belongings.

  7. Platform and Train Information: Pay attention to the display boards at the train station for platform numbers, train information, and any changes or announcements. Signs are usually in both Italian and English.

  8. Train Etiquette: It is customary to offer your seat to the elderly, disabled, or pregnant passengers. Keep noise levels to a minimum, and avoid talking loudly on your phone or playing music without headphones.

  9. Refreshments: Many long-distance trains in Italy have a dining car or a trolley service offering snacks and drinks. However, it's a good idea to bring your own food and drinks, especially on shorter journeys or regional trains.

  10. Scenic Routes: Italy's train network offers breathtaking views of the countryside. If you have the opportunity, consider taking scenic routes such as the Cinque Terre line, which runs along the stunning Italian Riviera.

  11. Remember to check for any updates or changes to travel regulations, ticketing procedures, or safety measures, as these can vary over time. It's always a good idea to stay informed and plan your train journeys accordingly.

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