Hi, I am Anna and this is My Italian Circle! We’re here today in Cairo, Egypt, to report on the dramatic development of climate change, and… oh no, I can see you’re not buying this one! All right, today we are here at the railway station, Verona Porta Nuova, which is the main railway station of Verona, just a short walk from the city centre. We’re here to learn everything about train travel in Italy! Is it fast? Is it convenient? Is it cheap? Is it reliable? And finally, you’ll learn lots of useful phrases! Vediamo insieme! I’ll tell you a secret: the best way to get around Italy is… by train! For many reasons: first of all, trains here are quite cheap if compared to other European countries, and they’re usually cheaper than renting a car. Train travel also spares you the headaches of driving in Italy, which can be challenging at times! Another good reason to travel by train is that it’s usually the fastest solution: for example, driving from Rome to Florence takes around 3 hours, depending on traffic, while it takes only an hour and a half by train, Not to mention that it’s 100% faster than travelling by air, because Italian railway stations are usually located in the city centre or very close to it, and you don’t need to go through security! All you need to do is pop up at the station, let’s say 20 minutes before departure. There is a wide range of trains to choose from: You can buy your tickets directly at the station or online: Trenitalia, our national train system, has of course an English website, and if you book in advance you could get interesting offers. Next, don’t forget that travelling by train is incredibly beautiful, you really get a chance to enjoy the countryside and our beautiful landscapes! Of course, all that glitters is not gold, and trains make no exception: there can be strikes, which are of course rare events, and there can be delays, which are more common, as are traffic jams. Unless you have reserved seats or an electronic ticket, train tickets must be validated in the green machines just before boarding. Failure to do so will result in a fine. I’d like to stay with you a little longer, but my train is leaving in 10 minutes! Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon to be notified every time we publish a new video! Bye! I’ve gotta dash!