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La Bella Italia

A classic Italian Interrail trip

This romantic route enables you to enjoy the most classic Italian cities on short train journeys.

  • Start your trip in world famous Rome to visit its marvelous landmarks such as the Roman Colosseum, the Vatican City and the Roman Forum.

  • Continue your trip in Florence, Venice and Verona to experience authentic Italian history, romance and cuisine among other Italian delights.

Itinerary in short

 

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For this itinerary we recommend:

  • Interrail Pass: Italy Pass
  • Travel days: 4 days within 1 month

1. Rome, Italy

As one of Italy's highlights, Rome's ancient monuments will fascinate you, but don't forget to indulge yourself with an Italian espresso. The combination of both will definitely make you return!

  • Visit the largest Colosseum built during the Roman Empire, one of the greatest examples of Roman architecture.

  • Close by, the hip quarter of Monti hosts an urban market every weekend. You will find everything you want there!

  • Explore the world's Roman Catholic hub and residence of the Pope - the Vatican City - and marvel at some of the most breathtaking art and architecture known to man.

Roma Termini train station is 15 minutes away from the city center. You can get there by taking a bus to Fontana di Trevi or the metro to Spagna or Colosseo.

Admire the Vatican views from the river Tiber

Views of Vatican City from the river Tiber at night Rome

From Rome to Florence

Travel time:

1h31m

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  • Rome, Italy

    Roma Termini

  • 1h 31m

    Reservation required

  • Florence, Italy

    Firenze S.M.N.

2. Florence, Italy

Florence (Firenze), birthplace of the Renaissance, will enchant you whether you're an art lover, a history buff or just a curious adventurer.

  • Visit Michelangelo's Statue of David in Galleria dell'Accademia, one of the most recognised sculptures on the planet.

  • Walk through Florence Cathedral (il Duomo) and climb the 463 steps up to the top for a panoramic vista of the city.

  • Walk to San Miniato al Monte above Florence and enjoy the beautiful view at sunset.

You can walk from Firenze SMN railway station to Florence Cathedral. You'll be there in 12 minutes through Via Panzani.

Climb Florence cathedral to enjoy the marvelous views

View of Florence Cathedral from the Campanile Tower at early evening

From Florence to Venice

Travel time:

2h5m

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  • Florence, Italy

    Firenze S.M.N.

  • 2h 5m

    Reservation required

  • Venice, Italy

    Venezia Santa Lucia

3. Venice, Italy

Venice, one of the most romantic cities worldwide, promises to charm even the most hardened of souls.

  • Admire grand Renaissance palaces and intricate arch bridges, on board of the iconic Venetian gondola.

  • Visit San Marco Basilica at Piazza San Marco, a perfect example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture.

  • Be part of one of the most famous carnivals in the world. The Carnavele di Venezia makes the whole of Venice come alive every February.

Enjoy the most romantic train ride gliding along the sea to Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia.

Take a gondola ride through the canals of Venice

Traditional gondola and gondolier through the canals of Venice

From Venice to Verona

Travel time:

0h58m

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  • Venice, Italy

    Venezia Santa Lucia

  • 0h 58m

    Reservation required

  • Verona, Italy

    Verona Porta Nuova

4. Verona, Italy

Verona is the city of love. As the birthplace of the ultimate romantic tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’, the city has become famous around the world.

  • Visit the house of Juliet, Casa di Giulietta, and the most famous balcony of all time.

  • Walk through picturesque Piazza delle Erbe.

  • Enjoy Verona Opera Festival held in a 2000-year old Roman amphitheater. Even if opera isn’t your bag, you’ll still come away feeling spellbound.

You can take any of the buses from Stazione FS Porta Nuova going to Stazione S. Fermo 2. In 17 minutes you'll be next to Casa di Giulietta.

Savour the Italian cuisine from a cozy terrace

Sidewalk of piazza bra in verona veneto