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  • The Freccia (Alta Velocità or AV) is the highspeed train service between major cities. (It runs up to 250KM/hour!) Tickets are usually non-refundable and have preassigned seats. Luggage space is limited and overheads cramped!


  • Local trains are called InterCity [IC] or Regionale [R or RV].  Remember to validate paper tickets on the platform PRIOR to boarding!  Open seating is the norm.


  • Taxis wait at taxi stands.  You can also call a taxi, in which case the meter will already be activated. 


  • Never hand a taxi driver anything larger than a 20€ bill!  (Remember to break larger bills!)


  • Pickpocketing can be an issue, especially in Rome.  Take precautions on local subways/buses!