If you're new to riding trains in Europe, this video may help you understand the Italian rail system.
The short video will show you the inside of a station, the departure board, and how to buy a simple ticket to ride (and more importantly, how to validate it).
Note: since this video was produced, the time a regional ticket is valid has been reduced and is no longer 1 month after purchase.
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.