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Jun 25th, 2012, 01:39 PM
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Trains in Italy between Castiglione del Lago (Umbria), Venice and Florence

I am going to be in Castiglione del Lago (Umbria) in late October. I want to travel from there -- by train, preferably -- to Venice and then back to Florence. Can any one please tell me any information about possible transporation -- i.e., is there a train from Castiglione del Lago to Venice (if so which one, how long does it take, etc.), and is there a train between Venice and Florence (if so, what, where, etc.)? Any helpful information would be greatly appreciated by a newbie to Italy (I've "googled" without luck!). Many thanks to all for your help..
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Jun 25th, 2012, 01:44 PM
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go to one of these two Italian rail websites:

www.trenitalia.com

www.lefrecce.it

Castiglione has a rail station but be aware it is in the lower part of the town.
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Jun 26th, 2012, 02:24 AM
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Hi Shrimpy - Castiglione to Venice takes 4+ hrs., with 1/2 changes (Terontola/Florence).

Venice-Florence on the Frecciargento takes just over 2 hrs.

Hope this helps ...

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Jun 26th, 2012, 05:35 AM
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Here's another link to the Italian rail site, all the same company as mentioned above.

http://www.fsitaliane.it/homepage_en.html

The trip takes 4.5 to 5 hours depending on the trains you choose. You can't take the same train the whole way.

At the site I mentioned above, I found the most choices for a route that goes from Castiglione del Lago (abbreviated on the train schedules CAST LAG) to Firenze Santa Maria Novella (FI.SMN), the main Florence train station. Then you switch for a train from FI.SMN to Venezia Santa Lucia (VE S.L.), the Venice train station on the island. Those choices took 4 hours 24 minutes with about a 30 minute connection time in Florence.
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Jun 28th, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Thank you everyone! So helpful! Thank you for the help!
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Mar 31st, 2013, 04:49 PM
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Can anyone tell me what the difference is between these two sites that sell train tickets between Florence and Venice? Both seem to be only 2 hour trips.

This one is only 25 euros:
https://biglietti.italotreno.it/Book...neTreno_A.aspx

And this one is 95 euros:
http://www.lefrecce.it/B2CWeb/search...chOutputViewer

Thanks for your help!
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Mar 31st, 2013, 07:07 PM
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They are two different train companies.
The first one is ItaloTreno , a fairly new company.
The second is Trenitalia. Le Frecce are the high speed trains in the Trenitalia company.

You can read more about Italian trains on this site: themaninseatsixtyone.com

I used Italo Treno to travel between Florence and Naples last October and was very impressed.
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Mar 31st, 2013, 07:50 PM
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Thanks so much Raincitygirl. I really appreciate the help. I may try Italo Treno if the times work out right since the pictures online look so nice and the prices are great.
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Mar 31st, 2013, 08:06 PM
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Italo doesn't always use the main train stations so pay attention to departure stations. Italo doesn't have as many routes/times either.
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Mar 31st, 2013, 08:07 PM
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One other thing, Italo only allows booking 90 days in advance and Trenitalia allows booking 120 days (except for the slow R trains).
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Mar 31st, 2013, 09:31 PM
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Thanks kybourbon. I appreciate it!
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Apr 23rd, 2015, 09:29 AM
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Unfortunately Umbria Mobilità trains still use paper based timetables which make it really difficult to use. However some time ago I found out that there is an App called Umbria Traveline which makes life much easier, it can be found at www.umbriatraveline.it
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