Hi guys, Would love to pick people's brains - such a wealth of information on this forum - I am looking at the InterCityNight (or InterCityNotte in Italian) train from Verona to Rome. I can't find any information on sleeping accommodation - looks like you can only book yourself onto a reclining seat. Anyone taken this train and know what it's like? I'd also like to get an idea of the cheapest fare! thanks Anila
The Man in Seat 61 has very useful information on this. Go to the following page and scroll down to the section headed 'Italian overnight trains' - http://www.seat61.com/Italy-trains.htm#.UfEP2I3FWoM It's a very long page. You need to scroll about half way down (or just search for that heading).
Thanks - I did check Seat 61's page - Mark is a friend of ours actually! There is a lot of helpful information on night trains however I wanted specific information on the InterCityNotte 763 service. I actually resolved it by running a Bolzano to Rome search (looks like Verona is an intermediate stop) on Trenitalia and looks like it's 4 berth couchettes on this train! Thanks for sparking off the Trenitalia train of thought if you'll excuse the pun!
The German Rail (Bahn) website shows the train and says it has couchettes, but, of course, you can't book it online with the Bahn. I think you could by calling them. I found the train on the Trenitalia website, but as you commented, they only book seats (42€). But I'm not sure why you want a night train when there are day trains in less than 3 hours. I've never thought of night train accommodations as being particularly comfortable or economical.
Thanks - actually it's not for me - I agree that the day train is going to be a lot easier...