Hi! I’m traveling alone to Italy the 18th of December. My plan is to stay in Rome until 21th of December, and take the train to Catania. I have no idea what is going on right now but finding flight tickets from Oslo to/from Italy has been nearly impossible. I was unable to find flights directly to Sicily so I decided I could fly to Rome and experience that city too. And since I want to experience the train ferry I can take the train to Catania. But Jesus Christ, I’ve been trying for days to find a direct train to Catania from Rome but the tickets are hella expensive and there are so few left. Plus, there are no flights from Sicily to Oslo for my return, so I have to take the train back to Rome and fly from there on 5th of January. So since the traintickets on trenitalia are up to 94 euros one way, I was thinking I might try interrail pass instead.
The price given to me for a pass is 124 euros for 4 days travel.
My questions are:
- I’ve never used interrail before, and the reviews for eurorail/interrail.eu have not been very good.. and since I’m traveling alone I’m very scared to get into any problems. Have anyone used interrail in Italy traveling from Rome to Sicily?
- Is it a good plan that I book a pass instead of point to point tickets? And that I will be able to travel Rome-Catania and Catania-Rome when I’m going home? And still have 2 days left on my pass?
- also, I read that tickets in Italy need to be validated or you’ll get a huge fee. What does this mean? Get validated?
Best answer by BrendanDBView original