At a glance
- High speed train
Travelling on a Frecciarossa train
The flagship in Trenitalia’s long-distance Frecce family of trains, Frecciarossa (‘Red Arrow’) services work mainly on dedicated high-speed lines, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h. Style meets comfort on these sleek Italian power horses. The latest model, the Frecciarossa 1000, was introduced in 2015 and boasts exceptional environmentally friendly credentials.
Frecciarossa services used to exclusively run on Italy’s high-speed line from Turin via Milan, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples to Salerno. From summer 2015, Frecciarossa trains have been extended to serve a number of cities beyond the core high-speed route. These include Ancona, Modena, Padua, Parma, Rimini and Venice. In early 2016, Frecciarossa made their debut on the line from Milan to Venice via Verona.
Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa trains provide four classes of service. Expect air-conditioned open-plan carriages with comfortable seats and spacious room for luggage. Electrical sockets are available at each seat and trains convey a full-service restaurant and a buffet for lighter snacks and refreshments. A seat reservation is obligatory and included in the price of your ticket.
Seating and sleeping on Frecciarossa
Standard Class on Frecciarossa trains is a cut above normal Second Class accommodation with plenty of luggage space and a four-seat arrangement around a table. Peak-time services on the core stretch between Milan and Rome can be crowded. With the fastest trains taking less than three hours, rail now beats air travel on this route.
Food and drink on Frecciarossa
At-seat service is only available in Executive class on Frecciarossa trains. You can order hot and cold meals made with fresh produce according to the time of day (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Beverages are served in Executive Class throughout the entire journey.