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Jamie Feb 6th, 2001 05:52 PM

Where can i find an Italy train map on line?
 
I'd like to find a map of the Italian rail system--on line if possible. This way I can plan my trip and not make any false assumptions about there being train service between point A and point B

kumakasa Feb 6th, 2001 08:52 PM

kuuma kesa

Rex Feb 7th, 2001 03:20 AM

Online map? I've never found one. <BR> <BR>In the book, Thomas Cook European Timetable <BR> <BR>http://www.thomascookpublishing.com/...48283834152639 <BR> <BR>or use www.fs-on-line.com (but no map there). <BR> <BR>Best wishes, <BR> <BR>Rex <BR>

Kay Feb 7th, 2001 04:43 AM

Hi Jamie, <BR>My husband and I just got back from a trip to Italy. The trains are great - do not buy your tickets ahead of time it is not necessary. Also first class is a rip off as 2nd class is just as good and a lot less expensive. Call 1-800-438-7245 then push 1 and then 2 and follow the prompts. They will give you all the info you need. We are in the middle of planning a trip to Germany, austria and hungary for october.We also stayed in some pretty great B&B's throughout Italy if you should need names. Be happy to share my "travel" with you.

WH Feb 7th, 2001 05:27 AM

Thanks to the people on this site who've been wonderfully helpful to me, I can share two websites that give great information on Italy train schedules. The first is www.fs-on-line.com which is for the national rail system. Remember, when you put in a city name, put in the italian name, not the english version (e.g. Napoli rather than Naples). This site is VERY tempremantal (I'm using from the U.S.). If it hangs up on you, navigate to another site, and then back to fs-on-line again and retry your query. I've even had to close and reopen Explorer to get it to work, but this is THE place for italy train information. <BR> <BR>Secondly, http://www.surrentum.com/orari/orari.htm will give you information on the Cicumvesuviana train schedules, which are what you want if you're going to Pompeii and/or Herculaneum. You catch these trains in Naples. This site gives you Circumvesuviana schedules to and from Naples/Sorrento.

Jo Witte Feb 7th, 2001 06:19 AM

You can find a complete map at www.eurorail.com. You can click on any area and it will even give you the time schedule as well as the price. If you have trouble converting the prices to U. S. dollars go to www.currency.com. Good luck and have a great trip.

Rex Feb 7th, 2001 10:55 AM

A "complete" map on www.eurorail.com - - surely you don't believe that this is "complete", do you? It's not even close! <BR> <BR>It doesn't even show various "major" (albeit smaller) towns such as Ancona, Arezzo, Bari, Bergamo, Como, Orvieto, Rimini or Siena, just to name a few. <BR> <BR>This is not at all a substitute for the map in the Thomas Cook guide. <BR>

Dr Calm Feb 9th, 2001 05:20 AM

Rex, you need to take a chill pill. Your comments are just dreadful. This forum is for any type of question, please don't spoil this site by being a "know it all" <BR>Do you have a life???????

Doug Feb 9th, 2001 05:23 AM

I found www.raileurope.com to be very helpful.

Rex Feb 9th, 2001 05:40 AM

Dr Calm: <BR> <BR>I have a wonderful life, and I need no such pill. And I will continue to take offense at outright WRONG info posted on this site. <BR> <BR>My first reply to this question may have been too terse. The closest thing to a reasonable map of Italian train travel IS in the Thomas Cook guide which I referenced. <BR> <BR>The reply by Jo Witte came after mine, inferring that there IS a REASONABLE map at the www.eurorail.com website. That map doesn't even come close to representing the available routes which Jamie wants and needs to know about. <BR> <BR>I don't know it ALL, but I know what I know, and I know when information is wrong. <BR>

Paulo Feb 9th, 2001 09:55 AM

Well ... there is indeed a COMPLETE Italian rail map at the eurorail site, <BR> <BR>Unfortunately, though, this COMPLETE map is COMPLETELY useless

Paulo Feb 9th, 2001 10:01 AM

Oops ... who pushed the post reply button? <BR> <BR>http://www.eurorail.com/skedintr.htm <BR> <BR>may give a rough idea of what the Italian rail network is ... if one compare to <BR>http://www.eurorail.com/itapoynt.htm <BR> <BR>one realises that the latter doesn't show more than (maybe) 20% of the network. <BR> <BR>Paulo


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