For Transportation in Italy
Aggregating Travel Websites
Any aggregating travel website, such as Expedia or Priceline, can show you prices and help you book airfare, hotels, rental cars, and — in some cases — cruise ships in Italy. Some sites even offer package deals. Beyond those basics — and in particular for traveling by rail — you will need to use dedicated resources that focus primarily on what's available in Italy.
This is the official website of the airport that services Florence. The site has an English version with timetables, transportation information, and everything else you might need before a flight.
This is the official website of the airport that services Rome. It offers an English version with directions to and from the terminals, timetables for incoming and outgoing flights, and real-time information about delays, cancellations, and the like.
This is the official website of Marco Polo Airport, which serves Venice. It includes an English version with all the information you might need about flight times, departure gates, delays, and the like. A special section talks about passengers arriving in Venice to board cruise ships, including procedures for skipping check-in lines at the airport after disembarking a ship for your return flight home.
Caremar is a ferry company that operates out of the Campania region, including mainland ports in Anzio, Formia, Pozzuoli, Naples, and Sorrento. Ferries from the mainland ports run to nearby islands including Ischia, Ponza, and Capri. Not all destinations are available from each of the mainland ports, so check the website for more information.
This is the place to buy multi-day train passes for use in Italy and the rest of the European rail network. Timetables, maps, airport-train links, travel guides, popular routes, and even partner ferry schedules are available here. You can also switch the currency settings to show prices in United States dollars instead of euros, for easier budget planning.
This website offers a special section on advice for getting around Italy, plus plenty of other information on where to explore, virtual tours, themed vacation ideas, and more.
ItaliaRail is a North America-owned website dedicated exclusively to travel by train in Italy. You can buy Eurail passes here (for Italy and for multiple countries in Europe) and find tourist information about some cities, special deals and discounts, and helpful maps of train routes from multiple operators.
Rail Europe is a North America — owned company that has helped people purchase train tickets throughout Europe for more than 75 years. French and Swiss national railroads are primary shareholders in this company, whose website offers schedules, timetables, special deals, and more.
SNAV is a ferry company that offers departures from both sides of the Italian mainland to Sicily, Sardinia, Croatia, and Greece. This company's operations begin in the southern half of Italy, starting with Civitavecchia (Rome) on Italy's western coast and Ancona on Italy's eastern coast. No departures are available farther north, even from port cities such as Genoa and Venice. The website includes special offers for passenger transit as well as details about shipping and freight services.
Tirrenia Navigazione is a ferry company that offers service to ports on both sides of the Italian mainland, as well as ports on Sicily and Sardinia. A handful of routes are also offered from Genoa to Tunis and from southeastern Italy to Croatia. Discount offers are typically posted on the website's home page.
This is a ferry company that offers service from the Italian mainland cities of Livorno and Piombino to the small islands of Gorgona, Capraia, and Elba. Service is also available from Porto S. Stefano, an island south of Elba, to the nearby island of Giglio. Note that at the time of this writing, information on the website was available only in Italian.
This is a website where you can buy train tickets for use exclusively within Italy's borders. There is also good information here about train stations big and small, if you are wondering what you can expect to find at your ultimate destination.