Travelling on a Thello EuroCity train
In 2014, Italian rail operator Thello introduced a new daytime EuroCity service between Marseille and Milan, which runs along the French and Italian Riviera, stopping at many of the popular Riviera resorts. At the port city of Genoa, the train turns inland towards Milan. This is currently the only route served by Thello during the day. The same company is also known for its night train services which run from Paris to various north Italian cities, including Milan, Venice and Verona.
The Thello EuroCity services from Marseille via Nice and Genoa to Milan use Thello-branded Frecciabianca trains, which are part of Trenitalia’s long-distance Frecce fleet. All carriages are air-conditioned and have plenty of space for luggage, but bear in mind that your luggage must be labelled. Thello offers two classes of seated accommodation. Snacks and refreshments are available in the on-board bar.
Seat reservation is obligatory and included in the price of your ticket. A specially adapted Standard Class carriage allows wheelchair users to travel comfortably on this Thello EuroCity service.
Seating and sleeping on Thello EuroCity
Seating in Standard Class is in open-plan carriages with comfortable airline-style seats generally in pairs across a central aisle. Some seats are arranged in fours to face each other across a table. As in First Class, each seat reclines and is equipped with an electric power socket of Italian standard and a reading light.
Food and drink on Thello EuroCity
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