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Helpful Information: Italy

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Hi all,

I'm sure we have all noted that many FAQ's keep coming up. I thought it might be helpful to provide the following. Please feel free to add your own or correct mine.

Should I buy a railpass?
See www.railpass.com

Should I buy train tickets in the US or in Italy?
Italy. Cheaper. Unless you need a particular train immediately on arrival. Try www.euraide.com

How do I get from FCO into Rome?
Take the shuttle train to Rome TE. Runs every 1/2 hr. Takes 1/2 hr 9E

How do I get from Rome TE to my hotel?
Map of Rome subway system is at
http://www.metropla.net/eu/rom/roma.htm

How do I get from Rome to The Amalfi Coast?
Train from Rome to Naples and Circumvesuviana to Sorrento. SITA Bus to your town.
Schedules at www.trenitalia.com, http://www.vesuviana.it/orario_ol/orari.asp
http://www.sita-on-line.it/

OR

Train from Rome to Salerno and take the bus to Amalfi or the Traghetto to Amalfi.

Where do I find train schedules?
www.trenitalia.com

Where do I find bus schedules?
SITA Bus at http://www.sita-on-line.it/
Lazzi Bus at htt://www.lazzi.it

Is there a map of the Rome Metro system?
http://www.metropla.net/eu/rom/roma.htm

Is there a map of the Florence bus system?
http://www.ataf.net/Default_EN.asp

How do I use the Venice Vaporetto system?
http://www.actv.it/eng/home.php

What should I wear in (enter city)?
Cover your shoulders and knees in houses of worship. Otherwise, wear whatever you would wear to visit NY, SF, DC.

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