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Book train tickets here or when arrive in Italy??

Jun 13th, 2002, 06:48 PM
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elle
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Just want to thank all of you that gave me advice on this topic. I have decided to wait until we get to Italy to book the tickets and I'm going with second class. I was under the impression that only the first class was air-conditioned. So thank you everyone. You've been very helpful. that was the last detail to take care of and now we're ready to go 2 weeks. Can't wait. Have a good summer everyone.
 
Jun 13th, 2002, 07:27 PM
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Train travel is easy, recommend getting tickets at local travel agency in advance to avoid long lines at the station. First class Eurostar gives you a reserved seat. The car number and seat numbers are printed on the ticket, make sure you find the correct seat in the correct car of the train.

I think Eurostar 1st and 2nd class both have AC and smoke-free cabin, but 1st class assures a reserved seat. The 1st class non-Eurostar trains sometimes have no AC, and smokers hang out in the hallway outside of cabins, so you still smell smoke.

You can now search times, prices, and make purchase on http://www.trenitalia.it/ then pick up tix at the train station, either at machines (big yellow things with lines in front) or window (longer lines). Although if you think you will like to talk to a person for rassurance of the trip plans, local travel agency in Florence would be best. Also your hotel concierge can help get tix for you while you sight-see.
 
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