Italian Kilometrico ticket

Old Feb 5th, 2001, 07:26 AM
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philippa
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Italian Kilometrico ticket

My husband and I are travelling to Italy in June, going south from Naples to Sicily. We want to use a 'kilometrico' ticket - we love travelling by train and have been to Italy several times, but always with a Eurrail pass. How do you use these tickets? Do you have them validated each time you leave a station? Any info or experiences please?
 
Old Feb 5th, 2001, 08:10 AM
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Patti Suttle
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Philippa-my husband and I used the Kilometrico ticket last June. We traveled from Milan to Venice, Venice to Florence, Florence to Rome, Rome to La Spezia and then I used it from Piacenza to Milan and back with a friend. So, we got a lot of travel out of it (we used 2648 km's out of the 3,000 you are allowed). We paid 350,000 <BR>Lira for it. Yes, we validated the tickets at each station. You can use the booklet for 1-5 people, you have a max. of 20 journeys and a max. of 3,000 km. The tickets are valid for 2 months from the date of issue. The 3,000 km are a total so we had the two of us that had 3,000 total, if you have 5 people for instance you still have the 3,000 kms so you won't be able to go as many places on it as we did. <BR>I hope this helps. <BR>Patti
 
Old Feb 5th, 2001, 08:49 AM
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Patti - Thanks for the info...Can you use the kilometric pass on IC trains? Is there a supplement? Thanks!
 
Old Feb 5th, 2001, 09:25 AM
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Also, how does one validate these tickets? Is it as for a regular ticket, i.e. one stamps the ticket in the station machine upon departure?
 
Old Feb 5th, 2001, 11:12 PM
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Mariarosa and gluck-as I remember yes, you can use the kilometrico tickets on IC trains and you do pay a supplement as well as a supplement for a seat reservation (needed esp. for weekend travel). <BR>And, yes, you validate the ticket as you normally do in the station. (the tickets come in a handy little booklet). <BR>Hope this helps! <BR>Patti
 
Old Feb 6th, 2001, 05:16 AM
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Philippa <BR> <BR>In strict terms of cost it'll depend on your specific train itinerary. In other words, depending on your specific itinerary point to point tickets may turn out cheaper. <BR> <BR>If you take Patti's itinerary as an example, the calculations go as follows (once she bought the 1st class kilometric ticket and since one has to pay supplements on IC trains, 1st class travel on R, IR and E trains is taken as a basis): <BR> <BR>Milano-Venezia: 2 pax = Lit 74,200 <BR>Venezia-Firenze: 2 pax = Lit 74,800 <BR>Firenze-Roma: 2 pax = Lit 86,600 <BR>Roma-La Spezia: 2 pax = Lit 117,600 <BR>Milano-Piacenza-Milano: 2 pax = 48,800 <BR>TOTAL point to point = Lit 402,000 <BR>Savings with the kilometrico ticket = Lit 52,000 <BR> <BR>Paulo
 
Old Feb 13th, 2001, 12:21 AM
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Thanks to all the kind people who replied to my query, especially Patti and Paulo. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>
 

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