After various delays, Italy finally introduced NTV Italo (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori), the new high-speed train, on April 28. A bullet train running at the speed of 300 km/h (186 mph) and 70 times lighter then any other train, it was started by two italian businessmen: Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, chairman of Ferrari and Diego della Valle, fashion entrepreneur and creator of the Tod’s line. SNCF, the French state rail agency, and Trenitalia, the Italian state railway, are also investors in this project which cost one billion euros.
Inside Italo, You Can Find Anything:
- Not only is this train so fast that you don’t even feel it moving, but to make the passengers even more comfortable, there is also a cinema car. Imagine traveling as if you were in a movie theater? This will make your trip seem even shorter.
- Another impressive tool is free Wi-Fi throughout the train so you can navigate the internet, making your trip go as fast as possible.
- In both Rome and Milan there are two stations where the train stops: Porta Garibaldi and Rogoredo in Milan; Tiburtina and Ostiense (starting late May) in Rome.
- Each station has a “Casa Italo” – a special waiting area where you can also buy tickets and avoid standing in line at the ticket booth. Italo wants to make your trip as confortable as possible from the beginning to the end.
- Introductory fares start as low as €30 for a Milan-Rome ticket and there will be different promotional offers throughout the year.
- Eventually, the Venice-Rome line will stop at Venice, Padua, Florence and Rome while the Milan-Salerno line will stop at Milan, Torino, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples and Salerno.
- Once you decide to travel with Italo, there are a number of add-on services such as a door-to-door luggage delivery.
- There are three classes to choose from: Smart, Prima and Club, and each of them has different price tags and amenities.
- On-board food is catered by Eataly, the boutique emporium connected to the Slow Food movement.
Enjoy a ride with Italo and write us your experience!