Subject: Trains in Italy

While everybody must always be safety-conscious about their baggage, I don't believe taking your baggage on any Italian train calls for more attention than anywhere else. Both local and long-range train coaches are now like planes, with an aisle and rows of seats facing each other. There are overhead storage racks, but you can also keep your medium-sized suitcase with you, if the train is empty or you and your companions take a full four seats block. The maximum attention must be kept on night trains of course, where a theft could sneak inside your room and try to steal anything valuable. About food, the Eurostar long-range trains have a restaurant and snack bar, obviously overpriced, while others can have either a restaurant, bar or food carts. IMHO I'd arrange buying my meal before boarding and outside the station at better prices. Bye all

Paolo Trieste, Italy