Buy your train tickets from the Italian train system - www.trenitalia.com - no need to pay any more to reseller.
And, for the Vatican museums, use the official Vatican website. Again, why pay more to a reseller?
I only buy through the sites' websites directly - if I buy in advance.
But, if you are fortunate and know exactly when you want to travel, you may find some good discounted fares on Trenitalia but beware of the restrictions with the discounted fares (i.e., losing the ticket altogether if you miss the train, etc).
As said, there's no need to go thru a re-seller, use the official sites.
Go to the Milan Forum, to the right under Top Questions is info for buying Last Supper Tkts. In the Florence Forum go to TQ for info in obtaining tickets for the Uffizi and Accademia. The official site for Vatican Musuem tickets: mv.vatican.vaEdited: 9:06 am, February 22, 2013
A big thank you to MomCat1992 and ocpony for such valuable information!
In the case of the Last Supper, it's rather difficult to get tickets through the official site, even though various tour companies seem to have plenty of them, if you don't mind wasting half a day on their tour.
Thank you bvlenci... I think I will just take my chances and see if I can get in when I'm there...
We just happened to be in Milan on the Feast of St. Ambrose, the patron saint of Milan. We didn't know it, but on that day, you can see the Last Supper without a reservation, and free of charge. Friends of ours who live in Milan told us the day before, when they heard I had tried to get tickets and couldn't. So we went there early to line up, and got in within an hour. When we left, the line was already very long.
For Last Supper tickets, it is usually better to phone. The web site sometimes has problems, and there are usually more availabilities by phone. From the USA, the number is 011 39 02 928 00360
I am planning to go to Italy in April and would like to take trains from rome to venice , naples, milan , florence etc. so if someone can let me know how to go about. What is the best way to move around in Italy from one city to another, don't know driving.
Buy your tickets *now* for the best prices. See www.trenitalia.com where you must use the Italian versions of place names.
So Nick is the process for booking tickets online from rome to venice straightforward? I thought I'd read previously that they could only be booked from within Italy. Do they issue the tickets electronically? For my 2 kids & I it's only 50 euros extra total for 1st class..You don't think it's worth it??