I followed all of the screen prompts (in English) and nowhere was there any mention of the need to validate.About two minutes into the journey, the conductor asked for our tickets. A: I agree with Fred that there should be information presented during the purchase process about validation.Trains can also be good for getting around within a region for day trips to other towns or cities.But navigating the system requires familiarity with the processes of how to buy train tickets, how to find your train and more.
Between major cities, they are fast and efficient; anywhere north of Naples it makes more sense to take the train than to drive.
He told me they were no good and I had to pay a fine of €30 per passenger. He showed me fine print on the back of the ticket regarding validation. On the other hand, I have an Italian friend who assures me there are signs in most train stations advising passengers to validate their tickets (albeit in Italian, but it is Italy after all).
It does not seem fair that Trenitalia required me to pay a fine, caused by the fact that it failed to adequately provide instruction. While not all tickets need to be validated, many do, and I couldn’t help Fred because the rule is written on the ticket, which means the company has the right to enforce the policy.
Even if you don’t know exactly what time you’ll want to return, that’s ok.
Regional tickets are good for miles (well, ok, kilometers), not specific trains.