Train is the means of transportation that you use very often when you decide to go on a long trip to visit more places for various reasons: it is cheaper, pretty fast, and accessible and you can find a train at almost every hour of the day you want.
Along these trips it is good to know some things about travelling by train in Italy. In Italy there are various types of trains – regionals, intercity and high speed trains. The most advantageous for travelling inside Italy financially speaking is to choose the regional trains. The big cities in Italy have various train stations, such as Genova.
On the trenitalia.com site one can find information about the trains and their departures etc. if you want to see the regional trains as well you should choose the option Tutti I Treni or Passes in English. There is not mandatory thing to reserve a place, as you almost always find a train ticket to get you from one place to another.
The train tickets can be bought from train stations, but as well from small shops – Tabaccheria. There are as well some automatic machines that can allow you to buy them. All you have to do is select the language and you can pay cash or card. The tickets may look differently due to the place from where you buy them.
The train tickets have an availability period of approximately 2 months, starting the day you buy them. This is the reason why you should validate them as soon as you buy them. From the moment of validation you have to use it in period of 6 hours.
From time to time you may encounter some delays but there are just minimal ones, so there is no reason to panic. As far as the cleaning concerns, they are clean and some even have air conditioning. Enjoy!