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Italian Train Discount Cards

Italian Train Discount Cards

Old Oct 13th 2004, 5:51 am
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Tim_M
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I've seen discount cards listed on Trenitalia website, but it only
asks if I have one. It doesn't give me the opportunity to purchase
one, and it doesn't tell me the various requirements. I'm looking for
information specific to Family and/or Kids discount cards. Our kids
will be 12 and 15 when we go to Italy in June 2005, and I think we'll
be traveling 1st class for the added air-conditioning features!!! Does
anybody have info on the cards?

Thanks,
Tim
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 6:25 am
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Luca Logi
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Tim_M <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Our kids
    > will be 12 and 15 when we go to Italy in June 2005, and I think we'll
    > be traveling 1st class for the added air-conditioning features!!!

ES and most IC trains are air conditioned even in 2nd class. If it the
air conditioning is not broken (but this may happen also in 1st class).


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Old Oct 13th 2004, 7:57 am
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B Vaughan
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On 13 Oct 2004 10:51:42 -0700, [email protected] (Tim_M)
wrote:

    >I've seen discount cards listed on Trenitalia website, but it only
    >asks if I have one. It doesn't give me the opportunity to purchase
    >one, and it doesn't tell me the various requirements. I'm looking for
    >information specific to Family and/or Kids discount cards. Our kids
    >will be 12 and 15 when we go to Italy in June 2005, and I think we'll
    >be traveling 1st class for the added air-conditioning features!!! Does
    >anybody have info on the cards?

The trains that are air conditioned in Italy are air conditioned in
all classes. All Eurostar trains are air conditioned, for example. I
don't consider 1st class worth the extra expense.

The trenitalia web site says that there is a special rate for
families, where if there are two paying adults, one child less than
age 12 rides free. Unfortunately your children will be too old for the
offer.

The child doesn't have to be necessarily related to the adults. I see
that this offer is not described on the English-language page, but
there is nothing on the Italian-language page to indicate that it's
limited to Italian citizens. For those who would like to request the
discount, it's called "L'Offerta Famiglia".
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Old Oct 13th 2004, 10:18 am
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Douglas W. Hoyt
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    >>>> For those who would like to request the discount, it's called
    >>>> "L'Offerta Famiglia".

We did it last summer (booked online from the states), and you don't need
any kind of card to get the free ticket for the ragazzi. We did it using
the Italian language section of the site because it was far more reliable
than the English--the English version often would simply not perform basic
functions. There were no problems except that the conductors in most cases
couldn't get their hand-held units to correspond properly, so they would
either print out an inaccurate receipt (which we didn't need anyway) or just
say they would come back later and wouldn't.
 

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