Trenitalia tickets go live on Loco2

Trenitalia tickets go live on Loco2

3 March 2015

We've launched Trenitalia and released 24 new inspiring guides to train travel in Italy!

Last week we revealed that Loco2 is connected to the booking system of the Italian national rail operator, Trenitalia. And after a week of testing, Italian rail is now live!

To accompany the launch, we've created 24 guides to travelling in Italy by train, which feature popular destinations, recommended routes and tips for finding the cheapest tickets.

From the train to Siena in the heart of the Tuscan hills, to the lakeside city of Como San Giovanni or the pretty hillside town of Taormina, overlooking Sicily’s east coast, there are so many great Italian rail journeys.

Torbole sul Garda by amira_a | CC BY 2.0

The new Italian connection has been available to preview for a week, and we've had loads of great feedback. The response was overwhelming, so first of all we'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part.

Since launch, we've worked hard to respond to your requests. Today we're pleased to share some of the results:

  • We've tweaked complex routes from the UK to Italy, improving search results for journeys such as Cambridge to Rome and Welshpool to Naples to name a few.
  • We're still working on some tricky return searches, particularly those that require an overnight train. We'll continue to improve these routes as we get familiar with popular searches.
  • We're rethinking how we name different tickets and travel classes. From Premium Standard and  Economy, to Business Class Salottinos things can quickly get out hand. We've simplified how we name Italian train tickets and compiled a comprehensive guide to Italian train tickets, including cheap fares and how to find them.

This is a huge step for us as we become the first company to offer tickets from six rail operators on one site, and we still rely on our users to help us improve. Even the preview is over, we always welcome feedback with open arms!

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