Our brief Italy travel planner will help you get ready for the visit to Italy. You will review rough information about the regions, find out how to differentiate between train station categories and remember emergency phone numbers juts in case.
Italy is the country where you will leave a piece of your heart for ever and will think of coming here more and more.
Geographical location of Italy
Italy borders with Switzerland, Slovenia, France and Austria. Beautiful area of Italy consists of mountains and stretches over to the sea, reminding by its shape a long boot.
Several islands are a part of Italy: Elba, Sicilia and Sardinia. Also two independent states belong to Italy, – the city of Vatikan which is in Rome and San Marino.
The capital of Italy is Rome. The population of Italy is about 60 mln people.
Total area 301 263 km². Italian language is the official language in the country.
Density of population is 198 persons per square meter.
Coast line of Italy is 7455 km with uncountable number of beautiful beaches.
Italy consists of 12 regions with local traditions, habits and cuisine.
Train stations of Italy brief review
Not so long ago Italy was called “country of 100 cities”. Now it is called the country of 2000 train stations. All of them belong to different categories and are subdued to different administrative levels.
There are 4 categories of train stations in Italy. Each of the category is based on the volume of passengers, services infrastructure, tourists visits and business services level.
Platinum category of trains
It includes train stations with the capacity of more then 6000 people travelling a day. 16 train stations in Italy belong to platinum category.
This category of train stations differs from platinum by less traffic and number of business services.
Silver train stations category for travel in Italy
Silver category includes train stations of middle size to large. These are mainly for the local trains.
Bronze train stations category
This kind of train stations is for the local trains with little traffic of passengers.
Emergency phone numbers for your Italy travel planner
For Italy travel planning it is important to keep emergency numbers.
There is single phone number to call in Europe in case of emergency: 112.
It is possible to dial this number even if the keyboard of the phone is blocked. In Italy carabineers will respond to your call. They will listen to your problem and direct it to appropriate authority.
112 is the number to call in case you and people with you are in dangerous situation – car accident, earthquake, etc.
Your locations will be determined by coordinates provided by the phone.
In case of violence or being a witness of the violence call 113. This is the number of Italian police.
For financial crime or being a witness of such – call 117. This is the number of financial inspection of Italy with authorities of police.
115 is the number to call fire brigade. Also you can call this number in case there is a danger of a fire, smog or gas licking.
1515 – to contact forest fire brigade
118 – is the number for medical assistance.
911 is the american variant of emergency call in Italy. In Europe calling this number you will be redirected to 112.
In case you need information – call 100.
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