14 days in Italy: A complete guide to travelling by train for a whistle stop tour of the country

Looking for a greener, cheaper holiday this summer? Then Italy is the place to be.

The Italian railway network is extensive. In fact, its tracks cover a whopping 25,000km.

The impressive infrastructure has made cleaner travel possible at pocket-friendly prices, and it’s fair to say it’s changed the travel map.

While some domestic flights still operate, the improvements made to the country’s railways mean Italy’s flagship Airlie, Alitalia, was priced out of the skies last October.

“One-third of the top 150 short-haul flights in Europe have train alternatives that are less than six hours in duration,” one TransEuropa report for Greenpeace states.

Even though a six-hour train may sound stuffy, there are some serious

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