dhyanne hohepa

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Travelling through Italy in late November for 2 weeks with a brief visit to Zurich

Hello we are travellers from New Zealand planning a trip to Italy in late November. The plan is to fly into Rome and stay for five nights. Then to Florence for two nights, then to Venice for one night, then to Milan for two nights, and would like to do a brief visit to Switzerland (Zurich) and stay for three nights. From there we will go back into Italy to Pisa for two nights, and then back to Rome for one night before flying back home to New Zealand. What would be the best pass to use for this travel, and can it be used to travel within the cities that we visit also? Thank you so much, this site is so helpful.

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Rail Europe Posted 3 years ago

Hello Dhyanne,

Thanks for your question.

As per your travel pass. you can buy Swiss Travel Pass for 3 days and Italy Pass for rest of your travel days.

With a Swiss Pass you can travel free within Switzerland on the STS (Swiss Travel System) network on trains, buses and boats. Also with a Swiss Pass you would get discounts on mountain excursions within Switzerland. This discounts can only be availed locally by showing your Swiss Pass to the ticketing

The Italy rail pass offers you unlimited travel on the national rail networks within Italy.

Passes can be purchased up to 11 months before your first day of travel. The pass must be validated within 6 months from the original date of issue.

Reservations are mandatory on high-speed trains, night trains, scenic trains and border crossing trains.

With a Pass the seat reservations will be offered at discounted fares (Pass holder fares).

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "seat reservation" & then feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

Hope this helps!!!


Priyanka, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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