Travelling on a Frecciarossa train

At a glance

  • High speed train
  • Italy

The flagship in Trenitalia’s long-distance Frecce family of trains, Frecciarossa (‘Red Arrow’) services works mainly on dedicated high-speed lines, reaching speeds of up to 300km/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. In late 2018, Frecciarossa trains started operating direct services between Turin and Lecce offering dramatically reduced journey times on this route.

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 is included in the price of your ticket.

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Seating and sleeping on Frecciarossa

Standard Class

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

At-seat service is 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.

If you are travelling at lunch or dinner time on a Frecciarossa 1000 train between Rome and Milan (or vice versa), a warm meal is also served at seat for Premium and First Class passengers. That service is called 'Easy Gourmet'.

Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.