Frecciarossa in brief
The high-speed train service in Italy is called the Frecciarossa (Red Arrow). Your journey between Italy’s main cities, and from Northern Torino up to Salerno on the Amalfi Coast is quick -it travels at 300km/h (185mph)- comfortable and safe.

Milan and Rome are connected by 51 trains a day, of which 19 are the AV Fast train, which makes no intermediate stops and takes just 3 hrs 30 mins from the Cathedral to the Colosseum, directly into the heart of the cities of Italy.

Frecciarossa trains are very popular in Italy, carrying a million passengers a month on the high-speed line connecting Turin to Salerno.

The Frecciarossa network

Main destinations for the Frecciarossa include Rome, Naples, Milan and Florence.

Here’s an idea of the duration timesetr_2
Rome – Naples (1h 10m)
Milan – Florence (1h 45m)
Rome – Milan (2h 45m)
Milan – Bologna (1h 05m)
Milan – Naples (4h 10m)


Our tip
» Railpass holders must pay a supplement of 15-20 euros per trip, so check before you buy an Italy railpass whether it would be better value to just pay the normal fares.

Before you board
The stations

» Mobile desks are on the platforms with dedicated personnel for assistance and quick booking changes.
» 1st class travellers have access to the Eurostar club.
» Stations are situated in the heart of the city so have good travel connections.
» On Rome and Milan services, and when booking, there is a chauffeur service available for 1st class customers.

Check-in & boarding
» For local journeys you can just buy a ticket and hop on, no reservation necessary. For long-distance trains you must make a seat reservation.
» Remember to validate your tickets by putting them into the small yellow machines at the entrance to every platform - otherwise you’ll be fined.

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