Italy Travel Video

Video: Riding the Rails in Italy

If you're new to riding trains in Europe, this video may help you understand the Italian rail system. We'll show you the inside of a station, the departure board, and how to buy a simple ticket to ride (and how to validate it).


More Train Travel Resources

Reading the Departure Board - Here's an interactive "map" of the departure board seen in the movie. How to read it and determine which trains are arriving and departing.

Italy Train Map - Find the major routes trains take in Italy.

See our Torino to Trieste Rail Map to zoom into one of Italy's mose compelling train routes for tourists.

Italy by Train - How and when to buy point-to-point rail tickets and when you might need a rail pass.

Other Italian Travel Videos

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Sony video camera used for italian travel videos

The Video Equipment

The video camera used on these Italian travel videos is a Sony HDR-TG1 Hi-Def Handicam that slips into a pocket and has decent 5 channel audio. See my Sony Handycam HDR-TG1 Camcorder Review on Europe Travel.

I use Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9 for editing, as it natively edits the AVCHD video format. The recently released Adobe Premiere Elements 7 does AVCHD as well, but was released too late for me to try on this trip. The Adobe software should be easier to use.

See Other Pictures, Video and Slide Shows of Italy. Or check out the blog.

James Martin's Italy Travel Videos - Italian food and culture via real moving pictures. Riding trains in Italy is inexpensive and enjoyable. Here's how to ride the rails in Italy.

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