Trenitalia - Italian Trains

The story behind the Trenitalia the fast Italian train

Trenitalia (the primary train operator in Italy) was established in 2000 following the EU directive on the deregulation of rail transport.

Local train rolling stock comprises about 4,500 carriages, 850 locomotives and more than 2600 other light rail cars. This included 688 E.464 class locomotives in 2011.

There are 3 main national train services (or Frecce)...

  1. Frecciarossa - connecting Turin-Milan-Bologna-Rome-Naples-Salerno on the high speed line. The trains reach the speed up to 360 km/h.
  2. Frecciargento - trains connecting Rome to Venice, Verona, Bari/Lecce, Lamezia Terme/ReggioCalabria on the high speed lines and traditional lines. Frecciargento trains reach up to 250 Km/h speed.
  3. Frecciabianca - trains connecting Milan to: Venice, Udine e Trieste; Genoa and Rome; down to Bari, Lecce on the traditional line. Frecciabianca trains can reach speed of 200 km/h.

Trenitalia also offers international connections to:
Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland

Top 3 most popular routes and travel duration

  1. Florence-Rome "Direttissima" - 1.20hrs duration
  2. Bologna-Florence - 1.10hrs duration
  3. Rome-Naples - 35 mins duration

Did you know?

  1. Trenitalia trains can reach up to speeds of 360 km/h.
  2. There is an on-board system where passengers can connect to Wi-Fi and have an option to watch any of the movies Trenitalia have provided.
  3. There are over 70,000 employees for Trenitalia.

In the future

Several projects are underway to expand the system. Plans include both more domestic connections such as to Genova, and new expansive international connections to France, Austria and Slovenia.
There is also a future plan for a Brenner Base Tunnel: the Brenner Base Tunnel will link Verona, Innsbruck, and Munich, and thus connect the Italian, Austrian and German railways.

Why travel with Trenitalia

Trenitalia is reliable in the respect of its punctuality, quality and speed from city to city. Any passenger is able to connect on with a Trenitalia service from majority of European countries and is an easy and scenic way to view Italy's beautiful cities and country side.

With classes such as: 'The New Base', 'The Economy' and 'Super Economy', there's something to suite anyone's budget.

Book your Trenitalia rail journey today using the simple booking system above!