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Read the fine print on Trenitalia
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I noticed on the trenitalia website that some trains had

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Reservations must be made in Italy
in the “details for selection.” What looks like a special for overnight trains is, in fact a base price train ticket. You’ll have to buy the reservation after you get to Italy. This is the absolute worst of both worlds.

1. You pay full price — same as you’d pay at the station in Italy
2. You have to deal with the lines, etc. to buy the reservation in Italy

If you’re booking a train in Italy that requires a reservation and trenitalia doesn’t give you a seating/sleeping accommodation choice make sure you check the fine print. If you’ll be required to buy the reservation in Italy then wait and purchase the ticket, which will include reservation if required, at the automated kiosk in Italy.