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Italy has always been, and probably always will always be, one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. Boasting unmissable landmarks such as the immense Colosseum in Rome, unforgettable experiences like riding the canals of Venice, and almost unimaginably decadent shopping scene in Milan – there are plenty of reasons that thousands of people every year choose to take the Interrail around Italy, and that’s without even mentioning the food!

Interrail or Eurail in Italy and you can experience all the incredible features that this amazing country has to offer. If you are not a citizens or resident in Europe, but still would like to travel through Italy by rail, you can – thanks to the Eurail Italy Pass. If on the other hand, you are a European resident or citizen, then the Interrail Italy Pass is for you.

Choose your Interrail Italy Pass

3 Days Pass 

Travel on 3 days within a period of 1month

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Youth (12-27)

90

Adult (28-59)

€ 119

Senior (60 & Over)

€ 107

Family (2 Adults)

Children age 4-11 travel free

€ 238

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4 Days Pass 

Travel on 4 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

€ 111

Adult (28-59)

€ 150

Senior (60 & Over)

€ 135

Family (2 Adults)

Children age 4-11 travel free

€ 330

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6 Days Pass 

Travel on 8 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

€ 145

Adult (28-59)

€ 201

Senior (60 & Over)

€ 181

Family (2 Adults)

Children age 4-11 travel free

€ 402

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8 Days Pass 

Travel on 8 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

€ 181

Adult (28-59)

€ 241

Senior (60 & Over)

€ 217

Family (2 Adults)

Children age 4-11 travel free

€ 482

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Eurail Italy Pass – get yours

What we are referring to as an ‘Interrail Italy Pass’ or ‘Eurail Italy Pass’, is simply any Pass sold by Interrail or Eurail which enables you to travel within Italy. For example:

 

  • Interrail One Country Pass (Italy)
  • Interrail Global Pass
  • Eurail One Country Pass (Italy)
  • Eurail Select Pass
  • Eurail Global Pass

Interrail Italy Train Reservations

If you are a European citizen or resident, you will need to choose an Interrail Pass. If you are not a European citizen or resident, then you will need an Eurail Pass. Click the links to be taken to the relevant page for each Pass, find out more about the different options available to you, and make a reservation at the lowest possible fare.

Special Offer: Eurail Italy Pass

Our partners at Interrail and Eurail provide us with the very best in special offers and discounted fares, so you can be sure that when you go to buy your ticket, you are getting the real thing, at the best possible price. Not only, that but Interrail and Eurail are regularly running promotions which decrease the prices of the fares even more. Stick with Interrail-Journey and you will get your Interrail Italy Pass or Eurail Italy Pass at the best rate, with ease!

If the prices at the moment are a little high for you to manage, then we can still help you. Type your email address into the form below and we will let you know as soon as there is any change in the prices of either the Interrail Italy Pass or the Eurail Italy Pass. With this service, you can pick the perfect moment to buy your ticket and save yourself some money! If you like, we can also add you to our general mailing list to receive our Interrail tips and guides.

Eurail Italy Pass – where to buy

It is always best to buy your Eurail Italy Pass tickets from the official vendors, Eurail. Similarly, if you are buying an Interrail Italy Pass, getting it directly from Interrail is by far the safest and easiest method of purchase. This way, you know exactly what you are getting – a very important factor when considering spending such a considerable amount of money. 

Fortunately, we are partnered with these official vendors, so any ticket you select on Interrail-Journey is based on what the they offer. As soon as you decide on which Interrail Italy pass you need, all you need to do is click on the ticket and we will take you straight to the best place to buy them; the official vendors. This will also ensure that you get the lowest price.

If you only want to visit Italy, then take a look at the One Country Passes listed here on this page. However, if you want to visit other countries as well as Italy, we recommend you take a look at the Eurail Global Pass or the Interrail Global Pass, as these may satisfy your requirements more fully.

Interrail Ferry: Italy-Greece

One of the great things about Interrail and Eurail, that some people aren’t aware of or forget about, is the fact that it allows you freedom of travel on some ferries, as well as trains and buses. The superfast ferries that run from Bari and Venice to Greece are included in the price of your Interrail or Eurail Italy Pass, but only if that Pass is also valid in Greece. If you hold a One Country Pass for either Italy or Greece, but not both, then you are instead entitled to a 30% discount on the fare.

The ferries run as follows:

  • Bari – Patras
  • Venice – Patras 
  • Venice – Igoumenitsa
  • Piraeus – Heraklion
  • Patras – Ancona (via Igoumenitsa)

Journey times range from 8-15 hours approximately. Fortunately, the Interrail ferry Italy-Greece is very well equipped, with facilities including a bar, restaurant, swimming pool, duty-free shop, and of course, wifi Internet. Reservations are compulsory, and can be made at the port where you depart on the day of travel, by sending an email to [email protected], or booking online at www.superfast.com.

Choose your Eurail Italy Pass

3 Days Pass 

Travel on 3 days within a period of 1month

Book Now

Youth (12-27)

130

Adult (28-59)

€ 159

Family (2 Adults)

Children age 4-11 travel free

€ 318

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4 Days Pass 

Travel on 4 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

€ 156

Adult (28-59)

€ 191

Family (2 Adults)

Children age 4-11 travel free

€ 382

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6 Days Pass 

Travel on 8 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

€ 179

Adult (28-59)

€ 220

Family (2 Adults)

Children age 4-11 travel free

€ 440

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8 Days Pass 

Travel on 8 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

€ 241

Adult (28-59)

€ 296

Family (2 Adults)

Children age 4-11 travel free

€ 592

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5 Great Reasons to Interrail in Italy

Interrail in Italy and you will experience so much. There is simply not enough space on the page to tell you everything about it – which is why it is much better to simply go and see it for yourself! These are our top 5 reasons to Interrail or Eurail in Italy – remember that this is only our opinion; if you disagree or have more to add – let us hear about it in the comments section!

Food

Italian food is simply fantastic. This is the country that gave the world Pasta, Pizza and brilliant breads with names as exotic as their taste – think ciabatta, foccacia, bruschetta, and many more. With many dishes centered around their incredibly rich pomodoro (tomato) based sauces, you can expect to eat very well when you Interrail in Italy. 

Architecture

Italy is home to some of the most famous landmarks in the world. Number one on the list for almost all Interrail Italy travellers, is a visit to the jaw-dropping Roman Colosseum – a beautifully preserved and stark reminder of the power once held in Ancient Rome by Caesar, Nero, and the other emperors of the day. Add to that the classic photo opportunity provided by the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the numerous religious hotspots such as the Sistine Chapel with the ceiling painted by Michaelangelo himself, and you have a country bursting with culture and history to explore.

Wine

In terms of sheer volume, Italy is the biggest producer of wine in the world. Not only that, but the country ranks at number 5 when it comes to wine consumption. So it is safe to say that you will have plenty of wine to choose from while you are taking the Eurail in Italy! There are also regular vineyard trips, which often includes wine tasting, if you are feeling particularly indulgent.

Scenery

How many countries can give you all of this:

Fashion

Italy is home to some of the very biggest names and brands in fashion – Prada, Gucci, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace all began their fashion careers in Italy, and now their clothes and accessories adorn catwalks the world over. The peak of the fashionista calendar in Italy is of course, the annual fashion week in Milan, which attracts thousands of fashion industry giants every year.

Football

At arguably the opposite side of the spectrum to the fashionistas (unless you happen to be Posh and Becks), you have Italian football. Italy contains some of the most passionate football fans that ever walked the Earth, and Italian football boasts some of the most fearsome rivalries in the world. If you Interrail or Eurail Italy at the right time, you might be lucky enough to catch the Milan derby (AC Milan vs Internazionale) or the Rome derby (Roma vs Lazio)!

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Go Exploring: Interrail Around Italy!

If you have always wanted to travel, but perhaps felt that it was out of your reach, or too difficult, we’ve got news for you. It has never been easier to see the world than it is right now, and Europe is a fantastic place to start your journey of discovery – Interrail in Italy and beyond to discover it all for yourself..

If you are from Europe, or are a resident there, then beginning your journey is easy; just buy your Interrail Pass, grab a train and see where the rails take you! Even if you are starting your Interrail Journey in the UK, your Interrail Pass can be used to take the Eurostar to France, Belgium or Holland (booking in advance is required).

If you are from outside Europe, you will need to get an Eurail Pass. And unless you are already based in Europe at the start of your journey, you will need to take a flight in order to begin. At Interrail-Journey we make the planning stage of your trip easy-peasy. , After you’ve bought your Eurail Italy Pass , you can check out some flight prices using the tool below:

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Interrail In Italy – What is there to see and do?

When you are travelling, it is quite often best to simply go where the mood takes you. You will meet people on your journey who might have the a fantastic ideas that you have never even heard of.

However, to get you started – we have collected here a few ideas of places to visit on your Interrail or Eurail Italy trip, take a look.

Rome

As with the capital cities in most countries, Rome is bustling with culture, history, great places to eat, and people. Lots of people. But it is worth braving the crowds to get a look at the spectacular Colosseum, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. Take a detour from the center of Rome to soak up the classic Catholic culture at Vatican City, home to St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.

Milan

We previously mentioned Milan in the same breath as its place as a fashionista paradise – and although the shopping and glamour is great, there is plenty more that Milan can offer! For one thing, the Duomo cathedral is an architectural masterpiece which took centuries to build, and has been expertly restored over the years to ensure it remains in top condition. Just look up as you come out of the Piazza del Duomo subway station and you simply can’t miss it.

Venice

A place unlike any other in the world, Venice is arguably a must-see when you Interrail or Eurail Italy. A city comprised of small islands with intricate interconnecting canals all linking into the beautiful Grand Canal, water taxis, long afternoons sipping coffee al fresco in the sunshine… It’s the height of relaxation decadence. And when you’re feeling slightly more active, you can explore around the numerous churches, cathedrals, palaces and museums, before finally stopping for the evening to enjoy a sumptuous Italian meal.

Naples

If there’s one thing the Neapolitans know, it is how to make a delicious fresh pizza. The intoxicating aroma of wood-burning ovens, melting cheese and crispy pizza dough lurks around almost every corner.

There are two distinct and well-defined types of Neapolitan pizza; the marinara and the margherita – see if you can try them both while you Interrail in Italy, and you won’t be disappointed! History and Geography buffs will also definitely want to check out Pompeii and witness for themselves the results of the devastating volcanic eruption that is ingrained in the memory of almost every schoolchild.

Sicily

Your Interrail or Eurail Italy Pass will secure you a 20% discount on the official ferry providers which link Italy to the island of Sicily. The ferry can be boarded from Livorno or Salerno and takes just over 10 hours to complete its journey.

Upon arrival, you can head to the Sicilian capital Palermo to soak up its ancient, mysterious atmosphere, before heading over to Catania where you can bask in the shadow of the jaw-droppingly impressive Mount Etna.

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Interrail and Eurail Italy Map and Planner

Your Interrail or Eurail Italy Pass package will contain a map, along with several other useful items for your Interrail Journey. But until then, here is an Eurail Italy map to help you get an idea of what is where, and how it all links together in the train network.

One thing that we hate to hear at Interrail Journey is that people have really wanted to Eurail of Interrail in Italy and the rest of Europe, but were put off at the planning stage.

Thousands of people miss out of potentially incredible life experiences every year because of this. But no more! There’s now a very useful site called interrailplanner.com – it’s the most simple and easy to use online tool for planning your Interrail Journey, and takes all of the stress out of organising your trip.

Just enter your intended destinations and a some other details, and it will generate your perfect Interrail itinerary! 

Recommended Interrail Italy Route

If you don’t have the time or simply don’t want to spend time planning your Interrail Italy trip, but also don’t want to go into it completely blind, we’ve got you covered. This is one very simple itinerary that is also recommended by the official Interrail and Eurail Italy Pass vendors.

Use it for inspiration and create your own original itinerary with the bits you are most interested in – it’s your Interrail journey after all!

Our Interrail Italy Itinerary

Grab an Interrail Italy Pass which allows for 6 days travel within a 30 day period (remember if you are from outside Europe or not resident there, you will need an Eurail Italy Pass)

Spend a few nights in Milan (need to fly there?), and take in the sights and sounds of Italy’s uber-fashionable second city. From there, you can take the following Interrail Italy route, spending a decent amount of time in each location (with the 30 Days Pass, you needn’t plan too far ahead):

  • Milan – Book your hotel or hostel
  • Venice – Book your hotel or hostel
  • Florence – Book your hotel or hostel
  • Pisa – Book your hotel or hostel
  • Rome – Book your hotel or hostel
  • Naples – Book your hotel or hostel

Interrail / Eurail Italy – Where to stay

Did you stay at an awesome hostel or hotel on your Eurail or Interrail Italy trip? If so, we want to hear about it! Tell us about your favourite places in the comments section below and we will add a section for each one. If you’re about to take your Interrail or Eurail Italy trip, then take a look at some of the recommended places, as well as a few select hostels and hotels courtesy of our partners at Booking.com and Hostelworld.

Hostels for Interrail Italy travellers

Hostels are the quintessential accommodation choice for Interrail and Eurail Italy Pass holders. Hostels are great because they actively encourage you to meet and get to know new people.

Even if you are usually a shy and reserved person, hostels can bring out your personality like nothing else due to the welcoming environment of shared discovery. 

Our partners at Hostelworld are offering Interrail-Journey readers some great prices on hostels all around Europe – you can see more information about each place and its reviews here: 



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Hotels for Interrail Italy travellers

Hostels are great, but if you are travelling with a friend, or a partner, you may find you prefer to stay at hotels, for a bit of extra comfort, rest and privacy.

Fortunately, hotel rooms can be found to suit almost any budget, if you are willing to compromise a little. Some people even combine the two, staying at low-budget hostels for the majority of their trip and finishing off by spending a few days at a high quality hotel resort. 

Whatever your style, it makes sense to reserve your rooms at Booking.com – often you don’t even need to pay until you arrive!



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Interrail France, Eurail Italy Photo Gallery

Here we are displaying some amazing photographs taken from previous Interrail Italy trips – if you have some photos that you think are awesome and want to share then with your fellow Interrailers, just email us to start a conversation about getting them featured on this page! 

On the flip side, if somehow your photo ends up here and you want us to take it down, just let us know. 

Interrail Italy FAQ

There are always some unanswered questions before you set off on an Interrail Journey. In many senses it is a leap into the unknown. That takes bravery! We want you to make it out there in the world of Interrailing, so if there is anything missing from this guide or the FAQ below, let us know in the comments and we’ll add it ASAP! 

What to bring on my Interrail Italy trip?

The official Interrail website lists the following as necessary items to bring with you on your trip:

  • First Aid kit
  • Photocopies of important documents
  • Spare credit card
  • Padlock
  • Torch
  • Driving licence
  • Money belt
  • Universal adaptor
  • Alarm clock
  • Phrase book
  • Small speakers
  • Waterproof jacket / poncho
  • Backpack rain cover
  • Plasters
  • Playing cards
  • Bottle opener
  • Hiking boots
  • Swimming goggles
  • Wet wipes
  • Resealable bags

Naturally, you will need a backpack to carry all of this stuff – check out our review of the best Interrail backpack options out there.

Is it safe?

Italy is overall a safe place to visit for tourists. Millions of people from the UK and US travel to Italy every year, and many millions more do so from Italy’s neighbouring European countries. The main things to watch out for are earthquake and volcano warnings, which will be very easy to spot.

Occasionally there are political demonstrations with minimal warning – general advice is to simply avoid the area until it dies down. Regardless, we advise that you maintain your vigilance at all times while travelling, wherever you are. 

That means sticking with your travelling partner if you have one, not taking rides from strangers at the airport, and avoiding situations which place you in a vulnerable position. More detailed advice can be found in our Interrail safety guide.

Interrail Italy, Eurail Italy – get your Pass today!

 

Italy has it all; great food, passionate people, beautiful cities, and jaw-dropping architecture seemingly everywhere. And to experience it all, you just need to grab an Interrail or Eurail Italy Pass!

Buona fortuna!

 

Not sure where to go next?

 

We’ve got you covered! Check out some of Europe’s top places to visit and explore in our guides below.

Interrail France

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Interrail Spain

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Interrail Portugal

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Interrail United Kingdom

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