Travelling on a Frecciabianca train
Previously known as Eurostar Italia, Italy’s long-distance Frecce family of trains operated by Trenitalia comes in three flavours: Frecciabianca, Frecciargento and Frecciarossa. Frecciabianca services are the lowest of the three grades of Frecce trains. They have the most traditional rolling stock. The carriages have been refurbished to meet demanding modern standards. Seat reservation is obligatory and included in the ticket price.
Frecciabianca trains serve a wide network, connecting medium and large communities using traditional lines. Frequent services link Turin and Milan with Venice. Frecciabianca trains serve both coasts and give reliable express services to many cities at the extremities of Italy’s rail network: Trieste, Taranto, Lecce, Bari and Reggio di Calabria.
Air-conditioned open-plan carriages with comfortable seats and spacious room for luggage are the hallmark of Frecciabianca trains. Each train has at least a trolley service for purchasing snacks and refreshments.
Seating and sleeping on Frecciabianca
In Standard Class expect carriages with groups of four fabric-covered reclining seats around tables as well as pairs of airline-style unidirectional seats. Electrical sockets are available at most seats.
Food and drink on Frecciabianca
You’ll find a trolley service with refreshments on Frecciabianca trains selling hot and cold drinks and snacks.