Italy Train Travel

High-speed train information

Traveling by train in Italy, as well as in many European countries, is becoming more and more convenient. With over 1300km of high speed lines, many of the major Italian cities can now be reached in a short time.

From April 2012 there are two companies that offer high speed train in Italy ; in fact in addition to the historical "Trenitalia", there is "Nuovo Trasport Passeggeri Spa" (NTV) who started to offer their last generation high-speed train called "Italo" to connect the main Italian cities.

Because of the many advantages of using the high-speed train to move between the cities, the number of people who choose to travel by train over other means of transportation is growing everyday.

Save Time
Train stations are located in the city centers which mean no fighting traffic to get to the airport. Security and check in are very easy. You do not have to check in your luggage or wait for it at your destination.

Save Money
You do not have to take a costly transfer to and from the airport. The stations are centrally located and close to many central hotels. Just a short inexpensive taxi ride or public transport will get you to the station.

Comfort
Today's modern trains are state of the art and very comfortable. All trains are equipped with on board monitors where you can read information on your journey and the news of the day. Trains have bars, bistros and full restaurants.
You can use electronic devices on board including DVD's and cellular phones. Of course proper phone use etiquette is expected.
WIFI internet connection is included in all classes of service. You simply connect to the log on page and request a password which can arrive in a few seconds to you by SMS ( Italian celluar numbers only) or by email.

Special needs passengers
For travelers with special needs many stations offer the service called "Sala blu". With a simple reservation at the time of ticket purchase, you can get free assistance to the train track, to board in and out of the wagons and assistance to the station exit in your arrival destination. If you are taking connecting trains to your destination, you can arrange assistance at the connecting station from one train to the other as well. Free porter service of 1 piece of luggage per person is also included .



The travel time between the main cities are:

From Rome to Florence 1hour and 35min.

From Rome to Naples 1hour and 10min.

From Rome to Venice 3hours and 12min.

From Rome to Milan 2hours and 55min.

From Rome to Verona 2hours and 50min.

From Florence to Venice 2hours and 05min.

From Florence to Bologna 37min.

From Milan to Turin 43min.

From Milan to Venice 2hours and 27min.

From Milan to Bologna 1hour and 05min.


High-speed lines map

TRENITALIA

The high speed trains of "Trenitalia" are named "frecciarossa", "frecciargento" and "frecciabianca" depending on the route they cover and on the train generation. All "Trenitalia" trains have 4 classes of service available.

1) Standard Class

Service at the station
Standard Customers who wish to make a change last minute booking or request traffic information can contact the FrecciaDesk located near the track.

Seating
In the standard cars the ergonomic seats are 55.5cm ( 21.8 inches) wide they recline to 112 degrees. The space between seats is 106 cm ( 3.4 feet).

Services on board
On board there is a Wi-Fi network with entertainment services. 3G internet connection and monitors displaying information about your journey and the current news. The Standard class passengers can take advantage of the bar / restaurant in carriage 5 in the center of the train.

2) Premium Class

Service at the station

Premium customers who wish to make a change last minute booking or request traffic information can contact the FrecciaDesk located near the track.

Seating
In the Premium compartment the ergonomic seats are 55.5cm ( 21.8 inches) wide they recline to 112 degrees. The space between seats is 106 cm (3.4 feet). There are also glass dividers and space for luggage to guarantee a high level of comfort.

Services on board
Premium class passengers will enjoy a welcome service of hot or cold drinks accompanied by sweet or salty snacks, selected from the best Italian products. In the morning until 1pm, a newspaper of your choice is also available. On board there is a Wi-Fi network with entertainment services, 3G internet connection and monitors displaying information about your journey and the current news. The Premium class passengers can take advantage of the bar / restaurant in carriage 5 in the center of the train.

3) Business Class
Service at the station

Business class passengers who wish to make a change last minute booking or request traffic information can contact the FrecciaDesk located near the track.

Seating
Business class cars have ergonomic leather chairs leather 64 cm (25 inches) wide with adjustable headrests. The seats reclinable and a space between the seats of 106 cm ( 3.4 feet) The glass dividers to ensure greater privacy, and the new space for luggage under the wide seats, improve the comfort of travel. Business class offers areas of "Silence" where mobile phone use is not allowed. For those who want to travel with greater privacy are two Business Lounges for 4 people.

Services on board
Business class passengers will be served a welcome hot or cold beverage accompanied by a sweet or salty snack. A newspaper of your choice is offered until 1pm. On board there is a Wi-Fi network with entertainment services. 3G internet connection and monitors displaying information about your journey and the current news. Business class passengers can take advantage of the bar / restaurant in carriage 5 in the center of the train

4) Executive Class

Service at the station
The executive comfort starts from the exclusive service offered at the station. Passengers wait for their departure at the "FrecciaClub" area. At the time of departure passengers are greeted by Trenitalia staff on the platform for check in and shown to the correct car. There is also a "Freccia Desk" near the track for last minute changes or information

Seating
The executive class offers the most comfort and privacy. There are only 8 seats in these compartments. Each individual seat is leather and is 69cm (27 inches) in width. The distance between each seat is 1.5meters (4.9 feet). The seats recline up to 122 degrees and there is a leg extension of 45 degrees.

Services on board
On board the executive class quality products and beverages are served throughout the entire trip. Gourmet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner are available. There is a selection of newspapers and magazines. For Business travelers, who want to conduct meeting on board there is an elegant meeting room with a conference table that seats 6. A 32 inches HD monitor to connect to your PC is available for video projections. Of course there is a Wi-Fi network with entertainment services. 3G internet connection and monitors displaying information about your journey and the current news. Passengers can use the Executive bar / restaurant in the fifth coach in the center of the train.


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NTV - Italo

The high speed trains of "NTV" are named "Italo", and they offer three classes of tickets called "ambienti" or classes Prima, Club and Smart class.

Prima Classe

Prima class passengers will be welcomed by drinks and snacks. Daily newspapers are available in the mornings. Seats are leather, arranged in rows of three. There is ample leg room. The seats are set 37 inches apart. Free WI-FI connection is included and free access to the on board entertainment system which includes live TV. There is a Break area to stretch your legs in car 3. You can pre book your meals when booking your seat. The offer a menu from the famous Eataly. Meals are served at your seat.

Club Class

The Club Class is the most comfortable and luxurious. The club cars are located at the ends of the train so that no one but Club Class passengers walk through. Each car has only 19 seats for greater space. The seats are leather armchairs with a 9 inches touch screens that offer on board entertainment. There is free Wi-Fi for internet service. Each car has a designated hostess for any assistance the passenger may require. Staff is also available on the platforms to help passengers to their seats and with their luggage. On board service includes, Espresso coffee, and newspapers. Meals prepared by Eataly are served at your seat.

Smart Class

Smart Class is the most economical service. It still offers the leather seats with individual tables and free WI-FI which includes access to the on board entertainment and live TV. Passengers may purchase snacks from vending machines in the designated Snack Area. There is also an Eataly menu. You can purchase lunch, dinner and snacks. New: Eataly menu now available in Smart. There is also a Smart class Cinema where passengers can purchase a ticket to view a film on 19 inch HD screens.


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