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Getting Around Italy

Getting Around Italy Articles: Trains in Italy, Renting a Car in Italy

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Planes. Trains. Automobiles. Vespas, too. How are you going to get to and get around Italy? And don't forget, Italy has over 4,000 miles of coastline so cruising is a viable option too.  Many of the major American airlines and the Italian airlines Alitalia, Eurofly and AirOne fly from the U.S. to Italy but you might also want to consider connecting in the U.K. and fly one of the budget airlines to Italia. Italy's Eurostar trains are a great way to get between the major cities. For jaunts into the Italian countryside, renting a car is the way to go but driving in Italy isn't for everyone.  Another option - bicycling!

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The following articles are free for all readers to access:

Don't Forget Your International Driving Permit
What You Need to Know About Italy's New High-Speed Train
F.A.Q. - Should I Rent a Car in Italy and What is Driving Like?
Italy Events Calendar: What's Happening in Italy


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Gastronomic Adventure on Italy's Fun Food Trains (October 2013)
For foodies, Italy's gastronomic train tours offer a unique mode of transport and fantastic scenery combined with either a full meal or a taste of seasonal regional specialties. We explore five special trains from the Lakes to the Amalfi Coast . . . read more
Lake Maggiore: A Day Trip Into Switzerland (March 2013)
If you're visiting Lake Maggiore, take the unique chance to spend a day in Switzerland. Go one way on a stunning train trip through the Ticino Mountains and return on a lovely boat trip along the lake. . . . read more
Italy for the Mobility Challenged (November 2012)
Italy can be a challenging destination for the mobility impaired, especially those in wheelchairs and scooters but also people who use canes and crutches. But provided a traveler is willing to do abundant advance due diligence and research, it is very doable. . . . read more
Flying Wheels: An Accessible Travel Company (November 2012)
Minnesota-based Flying Wheels which offers both independent travel arrangements and group tours for those traveling to Italy with mobility challenges. We learn more about the company. . . . read more
Sala Blu Offers Assistance in Italy's Train Stations (Feb. 2012)
If you have mobility problems (disabled, use a wheelchair, pregnant), riding Italy's trains can be difficult, especially when dealing with luggage. The free service Sala Blu -- offered by Trenitalia -- can provide you with extra assistance in getting on and off trains and to your final destination. . . . read more
Exploring Italy's Po Valley on A Hotel Barge
On our route from Mantua to Venice, we visited several provincial cities with ancient roots, plus a winery, markets and a villa. The boat was accompanied by a minibus and a guide, who transported us to sites along the way. Half a day was sightseeing, and the other half was relaxing on the boat . . . read more
CitySightseeing Offers a New Way Around the Amalfi Coast
If a private car and driver aren't in your budget and you don't have the Formula 1 tendencies required to rent a car on the Amalfi Coast, consider getting around with a new red bus service. . . . read more
Best Web Sites for Travel to Italy
We've scanned our list of Web sites to bring you a mix of practical and fun Web sites for planning your Italian journey -- from booking concert, train and museum tickets to picking the best credit card for travel to Italy. . . . read more
A Warning for Rental Car Drivers in Italy
It might seem crazy, considering Italians are some of the most reckless drivers around, but Italian police are cracking down on parking infractions. Here's what you need to know before you get behind the wheel of your rental car. . . . read more
Getting Around: Amalfi Coast Edition
Heading over to the Almafi Coast this summer? We've got you covered. Here Barrie Kerper provdes you with practical tips on renting a car, where to go, where to stay and where to eat. . . . read more
Air Watch: New Flights from the U.S. to Italy
New flights are being offered from US to Italy -- Atlanta to Venice, Cincinnati to Rome, JFK to Rome, Philadelphia to Milan. Read on for the details from Dream of Italy. . . . read more
All Aboard! Rome to Venice on the Orient-Express
While the London-Paris-Venice route is the train's most famous itinerary, few people realize it is possible to ride the Orient-Express within Italy itself, between Venice and Rome, and vice versa. . . . read more
Traversing Italy By Train
Think two weeks is too short to see the best Italy has to offer? Think again. Train aficionados and Italophiles alike will love A Railfan's Italy: Brenner Pass to the Boot. . . . read more
International Driving Permit: Don't Leave Home Without It
If you're renting a car on your next trip to Italy, make sure you read this article first! . . . read more
Ask the Editor
Dream of Italy's editor answers one readers question and gives her expert advice on renting a car and driving in Italy. . . . read more
Ports of Call When Cruising Italy
Craving some fun in the Italian sun? We have just the thing: choose full and half day excursions when you disembark from your Silversea cruise at Sorrento, Taormina, and Venice. Read on for details. . . . read more