|Subject: Digest Number 651|
As a resident of a Eurpean country (you'll be that when spending several
months there) you are not eglible for Europass or Eurail.
I wouldn't recommend to buy Europasses/Eurail because they're very expensive compared with tickets bought locally. As a resident of Europe there are better solutions for you: 1. Inter Rail 1 month unlimited train travel in France, Spain &Portugal costs DEM 698,- (2nd class only) around 350 US$ for your trip to and in Spain. 2. Euro Domino 3 Days Spain (2nd class) 155,- DM (~75 US$) every consecutive Day costs DM 54 (~25 US$). It also gives you 25% reduction on the Train from Italy to the spanish border. Prices for 1st class are: 208 DM (3 days) 64 DM (supplementary day). 3. For travels in Italy: Train fares are very low and FS (The State Railways) offers several reductions. Check out on http://www.fs-on-line.com
All these tickets are not sold in the USA or Canada. Buy them from a local travel agent or ticket counter. To get these reductions register as a foreigner living in Italy (I don't know anything about the procedure).