Below is the typical "flight board" or "departure board" that you'll see in Italian Train Stations. This one was in Venice. It's interactive; follow the instructions to learn what each component of the board represents.
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Italy by Train - Buying Tickets
Map of Italian Train Lines
Riding the Trains in Italy
Transportation in Italy
Tickets are usually bought in the station. You can check routes on Trenitalia. Trenitalia also has a good explanation of all their National Trains.
If you're looking for Italy Rail Passes or, a better value, France 'n Italy Pass
or to purchase train tickets in advance, Click here for Rail Europe.
If you must have tickets firmly in hand and wish you had a full service provider, we recommend Select Italy Train Ticket Service.