There are 2 types of rail pass for travelling in Europe, including Italy:
Eurail Pass if you live outside Europe, in which case you are on the right page.
It is a question of residence, simply where you live, and not nationality.
There are 2 Eurail Passes you can choose from:
With this Pass you can travel in all Eurail 33 countries, which are: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland), Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.
The Global Pass covers about 40,000 destinations.
There are discounts for youths, seniors and families, and the Pass includes a free railway map and how-to guide.
There are many options to choose from about duration and days of use, from 4 days within 1 month for USD 278 to 3 months for USD 1019. The most popular choice is 7 days within 1 month for USD 379. These are 2nd class prices.
If you wish to visit one European country alone you can use this Pass. The participating countries are the same as for the Global Pass, with minor variations. For example Belgium, the Netherlands and Benelux are covered by the same Benelux Pass.
There is the Eurail Italy Pass, which is predictably one of the most popular. With it you can travel between destinations like Rome, Venice, Florence, and Milan by regional and high-speed trains. The price of a 2nd-class Eurail Italy Pass varies from USD 144 for 3 days in within 1 month to USD 271 for 8 days within 1 month, which is the best value.
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