Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Interrail: Italy Trip Planning

After 5 weeks of Interrailing last July, we've been asked the same old question ever since... why didn't you go to Italy? Well, my friends, ever since then and possibly before, we've known exactly why. 2018 was our year for Italy and with so many cities and sites to visit, we thought it deserved a trip of its own.

Now with our flights and trains booked, we're going to talk you through exactly how we went about it. If you've read our Budget Travelling post, then you'll know that we found the cheapest possible flights via Skyscanner. We won't reveal the flight destinations and route just yet - you'll have to read our next post to find that out.

Once we had the flights booked, we went straight in on the trains which again we did through Interrail. You can check out even more tips and tricks of using an Interrail pass with our previous post.

Although there wasn't a pass which exactly matched what we were looking for this time, we had pinpointed 5 different cities we'd like to visit along our way. The closest match and one we've bought is the 4 travel days in a month option. We're only out in Italy for two weeks, but at a bargain price of £103 and a 15% discount period, it meant that we only paid £175.10 for the two of us. Another thing to note is that if you're under 28, then make sure to buy the 'youth' ticket. They're around 25% cheaper than an adult ticket.

One trickier decision we did have to make however was between the standard and premium passes. Most trains in Italy require a seat reservation with a ticket, and that is something that you can only get with a premium pass. However after finding that one of our trains doesn't require that, we researched into individually buying a reservation for each of the other trains. We found that manually purchasing the reservations via Interrail's new reservation service, would turn out cheaper in our case. 

Make sure you stay tuned for all of the build up to our Italy travels this June. We'll be blogging and vlogging our way through what is sure to be a magnificent trip.

 Have you ever Interrailed through Italy? Got any tips for us? 

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  1. I've literally always wanted to go to Italy!! Everytime someone mentions it, it gets me super excited! Im hoping to go next summer! Looking forward to reading your posts about it!

    MJ X

  2. That's such an amazing deal! I love Italy. I can't wait to see where you end up. And you can be up to 28 for a youth ticket? I did not know this. That's such a bargain x


  3. That's an amazing deal! I've never heard of Interrail, but it sounds something like the BART system California has. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. That’s so exciting! 💖 I’ve just got back from Sicily and used the train a lot, it’s so straightforward and we visited loads of different towns and villages. You will have the best time, looking forward to read about your trip 😘 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

  5. I went travelling with my - then - boyfriend after we'd finished college several years ago and we absolutely loved it. We were staying in Orvieto but we visited Florence, Siena, Peruggia, and other lovely spots. I don't know where you're going but if you're anywhere near Tuscany I'm jealous again, haha. Hope you have an amazing time!x

    Lisa | www.lisasnotebook.com


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