Travel tips: how to get around in Italy

Farm holidays in Italy: how to get around

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If you are planning your holidays in Italy and you are thinking about where to go and which city %u200B%u200Bto visit, you will first want to know how to move within the country. Good news: getting around in Italy is easy! There are air connections between all the main cities with frequent daily flights. The railway network covers the entire national territory as well as the road network , which allows you to quickly reach all the corners of the Peninsula. While the frequent ferry lines allow you to quickly reach all the islands and the main coastal cities. So you can easily book your holiday in Farmhouse in Italy and reach the property by public or private means.

Travel Italy by plane

In Italy there are airports in almost all Italian regions (except Basilicata and Molise) and a wide range of flights connecting the main cities and the peninsula with Sicily and Sardinia , in addition to the smaller islands.
Main Italian airlines: Air Dolomiti , Air Italy , Alitalia , Blue Panorama , Ernest , Mistral , Neos .

Travel Italy by ship

The Italian islands are an ideal destination for holidays. Sicily, Sardinia, the Tuscan Archipelago are reachable with various ferry companies that make several routes throughout the year. The main starting points for reaching Sardinia are Genoa, Livorno , Civitavecchia and Naples. To get to Sicily, Palermo or Messina, it is advisable to leave from Naples. The smaller islands such as Eolie, Elba, Tremiti, the Pontine and the islands of the Gulf of Naples (Capri, Ischia and Procida) are served by ferries and hydrofoils .
Main Italian ferry companies :, Grandi Navi Veloci , Grimaldi Tirrenia , Moby .

Travel Italy by train

Italy has a large railway network that unites almost the entire national territory. There are various types of trains: local, regional and interregional that make all intermediate stops and those faster and longer , such as Intercity and Eurostar, which stop only in larger cities. Then there are the high-speed trains , Freccia Rossa and Italo, which travel up to 300 km / h, allowing you to reach the Italian cities in a short time and taking advantage of numerous on-board services. For info and timetables visit the Ferrovie dello Stato and Italo website .
If you buy the ticket directly at the station or at other points of sale, remember to validate it in the special machines before getting on the train. If you buy it online, you do not need it.

Travel Italy by bus

The cities, towns and villages of Italy are connected by efficient interurban transport services that allow you to travel and discover the beauties of the country far and wide. In addition, the various bus companies, ensure both local connections between small country towns and cities and faster travel between large cities. The bus is an economic means that is especially convenient when you need to reach the smaller towns and the countryside. For any information on destinations, timetables and fares you can consult the official websites of the various companies or go to the information points.
Main low cost bus companies to travel in Italy: Flixbus , Baltour , Marinobus , Terravision , Autostradale .

Travel Italy by car

The regions of Italy are connected by an excellent motorway network . Two main highways connect North and South Italy: the Autostrada del Sole (the A1, which touches Milan, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples) and the Adriatic (the A14, which connects Bologna, Ancona, Pescara, Bari and Taranto). On toll roads you need to pay the toll , using cash or credit card or faster methods such as Viacard or Telepass . For information on toll costs or traffic you can ask for points on the Blue Points located on all motorway junctions or go to the official website of the Autostrade Company.
In addition to the motorway, a dense network of state roads connects the regions and the various municipalities. Secondary routes are exempt from payment . Less fast than the motorways, they offer beautiful views and glimpses that you can hardly see from the highway.

The Automobile Club Italia (ACI) guarantees assistance to drivers in emergency at all hours of the day. In case of need, you can contact the number 803.116 or visit the official website. Both on the motorway network and on secondary roads, you will find a dense network of petrol stations .

Rent a car in Italy

Renting a car in Italy is very simple, but it is advisable to inform yourself in advance about the requisites required by the various agencies. The minimum age is 21 . You need a non-prepaid credit card with a large residual fund for the security deposit and the current driving license. Citizens who come from non-EU countries must also have an international driving permit (IDP). Car rental companies often have many locations, located mainly near the main hubs, such as airports, railway stations and ports. Most offer online booking and management services. Main car hire companies in Italy Hertz , Avis , Europcar , Sixt , Budget , Alamo .

Park the car in Italy

The parking areas in the big cities are bounded by stripes of various colors: usually the white stripes indicate free parking, the yellow reserved parking lots (to residents, disabled or taxis), while the blue ones indicate paid parking, whose tariff varies of the city, the area and the time zone. For info

Taxi service in Italy

In Italy authorized taxis are white and must have the word "Taxi" on the roof. They must then be equipped with a taximeter to see in real time the cost of the race to which in some cases extra costs must be added for baggage, public holidays, night races, extra-urban routes. To take a taxi you must go to the designated areas, marked by yellow lines or an orange sign, or call the radiotaxi numbers, which vary from city to city. In addition, there is a single pay-TV number (892192), active throughout the country, which routes the taxi call calls to the various companies. Use only authorized taxis with signs and identifiers. Ask the cost of the race in advance, read the rules inside the vehicle, check the costs on the taximeter. Remember that almost always the first baggage transport is free. Ask how much it costs to transport the other luggage.

Now you have all the necessary information on how to move in Italy through public and private transport, you can relax and start looking at our offer of Farm Holidays, B & B, Holiday Homes and Apartments and book your stay in Italy!

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