Travel to Italy
InterRail Global Passes are valid for travel in up to 30 European countries. There are two InterRail Global Pass types to choose from: ‘flexi passes’ and ‘continuous passes’. A flexi pass entitles you to unlimited travel on a fixed number of days during your trip. A continuous pass entitles you to unlimited travel every day of your trip. With a One Country Pass you can choose from unlimited travel on 3, 4, 6 or 8 days of your choice during a month.Available from Rail Europe (tel: 0844 848 4064, in the UK; www.raileurope.co.uk/inter-rail).
Eurailpass: Offers broadly the same freedoms as the InterRail Passes, but is for sale solely to non-European residents. Tickets are valid for 15 days, 21 days, one month, two months or three months. Available from The Eurail Group (www.eurail.com).
Driving to Italy
Trenitalia runs regular daily services called auto al seguito (trains carrying cars), especially during the summer holiday season, covering national and international routes.
These services operate from special railway stations and are generally bookable at the departure station.
Owners must travel on the same train.. For more information on routes, contact the Italian State Tourist Board.
By road note:
For more information on routes, contact the Italian State Tourist Board (see Contact Addresses).
Getting to Italy by boat
Main ferry operators: Superfast Ferries (www.superfast.com), SNAV (www.snav.it), Ustica Lines (www.usticalines.it) and Navigazione Libera del Golfo (www.navlib.it). The main international routes are from Greece and Croatia. There are also links from Tunisia to Sicily. Cruise ships call at ports such as Genoa and Citavecchia.