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Italian trains run on time...more or less?

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Italian trains run on time...more or less?

Hi, I just bought online a ticket: Verona-Bologna-Florence. As there's no direct Verona-Florence trains one has to connect either at Padova or Bologna. My ticket shows a 23 minutes interval to catch the connecting train from Bologna to Florence. Is that enough time? Are Trenitalia trains in general on time? Will it be easy to find my connecting train and not get lost at Bologna Central?

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Bucks
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1. Re: Italian trains run on time...more or less?

It will take 2 minutes to step off one train, glance at the departure boards and step onto another.

Trenitalia's high speed trains exceed 90% on time or within 15 minutes.

You'll be fine!

Imperia, Italy
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2. Re: Italian trains run on time...more or less?

You'll be fine.

When looking at the departure screens, it's the train number and departure time that's important to you. On the smaller screens, only the final destination of the train is shown, which won't be Florence.

There are in fact half a dozen fast direct Verona-Florence trains. But they go to the slightly out of centre Firenze Campo di Marte station, not to Firenze S. M. Novella, so changing trains is often the best option.

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