No matter which part of Italy you are going to be visiting, one of the most accessible, most comfortable, and most economical ways to get where you want to go in Italy is by train. There are central train stations in almost all of the major cities in Italy, so it is fast, convenient and will save you the hassle and stress of driving. Train service varies from high-speed overnight trains to regional service, and you can compare schedules, routes, and prices before you travel. So if you are planning on traveling by rail - this interactive Italy train map will become your trusted companion on your journey.
The Italy train map will show you all of the major cities within Italy that are reachable by train as well as neighbouring European countries with railway stations which you may come in on or visit in addition to your trip to Italy. You can tell by the distance on the map which trips are suitable for day excursions such as Rome to Venice and others that would take an overnight train, such as Milan to Naples. In addition, if you are planning on stopping at some smaller cities along your way, you’ll have to take a regional train which has many stops. High-speed trains will be faster but have fewer stops so it will most likely not take you to the smaller cities.
If you are visiting a particular region, such as Tuscany, it will have its own train map that will highlight the train services that run between major cities as well as smaller towns. The map should also include bus routes for areas that are not accessible by train. A thick line on the map denotes that this is a bigger line that with faster trains that run more often. If the line on the map is thin, this means that the trains will be regional and have more stops, which means it is not as speedy as the other trains. If you see a dashed line, this means you will need a bus connection to the train station.
The national railway system is called Trenitalia, and it runs high-speed routes as well as regional ones. It is owned by the Italian government and was created in the year 2000. It has a detailed Italy train map available on its website for customers. On the Trenitalia map, the blue lines indicate high-speed trains and the light green denotes regional trains. The high-speed trains travel from large cities to smaller ones, and the regional trains visit even smaller towns and villages. It is really up to you which one you prefer.
Take some time before your trip and have a look at the Italy train map in order to familiarize yourself with it. The more you know about how train travel works here, the more advantage you'll be able to get during your travels. There will be a time when some of your Italy destinations will simply not be reachable by train. When travelling by car, you may want to refer to the Italy Road Map.