Travelling by train is one of the best ways to get around Italy. It doesn't involve sitting on an orange plastic seat, or waiting next to 'fermata' sign with no shelter for twenty minutes. It doesn't require a stomach of steel and a hefty insurance fee. It's a relative inexpensive, relatively regular service, which usually passes through some rather beautiful towns, villages and countryside.
That doesn't mean it's easy though. For the unsuspecting tourist, it can prove a rather traumatic experience. Following my haphazard introduction to the Italian train network, I've written some top tips for all you novices out there.Read More