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Italo - High Speed Train


  • Italo - Mediopadana Station in Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Italo in Venice, Santa Lucia Station

Italo isn’t just another great European train. It’s a fleet of the newest generation of high-speed trains offered by NTV (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori), the first private operator in the Italian high speed rail network. It’s state-of-the-art train travel, redefining comfort, sustainability and safety at every stop.

Designed by global leader Alstom, Italo benefits from their years of engineering expertise in the rail industry. Italo weighs less than many other trains, which means its energy efficient and can reach speeds up to 186 mph. Italo offers travelers added comfort with larger windows, wider seats, more elbow room, smoke-free and air conditioned cars, plus the convenience of WiFi. The multi-lingual staff and lounge access (in the stations) make every journey a pleasure. The network offers service from Venice to Rome (stops in Padua, Bologna & Florence) and from Milan to Salerno (stops in Bologna, Florence, Rome & Naples). So while there are a lot of places to enjoy the past of Italy, you’ll find this is one place you can enjoy the future.

General Information

Reservation Requirements

Seat reservations are required on the Italo trains and are included in the ticket price. Reservations are not available with a rail pass. If you wish to travel on this train you can purchase a train ticket. Tickets can be requested up to 120 days in advance.
Ticket Delivery Options

Print your confirmation email and present your e-ticket confirmation code and valid photo id to the conductor on the train. There is no physical ticket to print.

Luggage

  • Luggage is included in the ticket price. There is no limit on the number and size of the items of luggage you take on board, but Italo asks you to keep in mind the limited space available on a train. 
  • The luggage areas in the vestibule of each coach are under video surveillance.
  • Prams and baby buggies are considered luggage and as such must be folded up and stored in the luggage compartment. Bicycles can only be carried if put away in bicycle bags and stored in the luggage compartment.

Station Club

Nothing about Italo is ordinary. Hence, the Casa Italo: an at-the-station service center with an information desk. There is a WiFi connection, a lounge area with couches, seating, and arrival/departure boards. In every major station, Casa Italo is happy to welcome you with services and assistance points that are tailor-made upon your needs.

Seating Options

Economy - Your Economy ticket will allow you to enjoy "Smart Class", which is undeniably intelligent. How else can you explain how well it increases affordability and comfort at the same time? This spectacularly welcoming class is a happy combination of bright colors and uncompromised comfort. Each reclining leather seat has a personal power outlet plus free WiFi that includes access to the internet and an onboard portal with live TV. And you’ll find huge panoramic windows to enjoy the incredible journey. It all works because it’s based on a self-service concept that delivers stress-free travel and arranged amenities. An example is the vending machines you’ll find for snacks and drinks that are ready whenever you are. There’s even a Cinema car for your entertainment.

Comfort - Your Comfort ticket will allow you to enjoy "Prima Class", which combines high comfort with amenities and service that satisfy the most finicky traveler. Each reclining, leather seat has its own table, armrests and reclining footrest. Though the seats are incredibly spacious and comfortable, you’ll also find a special zone in the car called the “Break Area” where travelers can stretch their legs, and a “Relax” car, where the use of mobile phones is prohibited for a hushed and restful trip. There’s free WiFi in every car, including access to the internet and the onboard portal. Your trip will include a welcome service with drinks and snacks, plus newspapers in the morning.

Premier - Your Premier ticket will allow you to enjoy Club Class. The seats in these cars are arranged in an “open space” for eleven travelers, plus there are two lounges of 4 seats each, called Salotto. The 4 seats of each Salotto are sold together to offer a choice representing the utmost in traveling privacy. From the moment you board, you’re catered to with a welcome service that includes coffee and newspapers served at your seat from your dedicated Club hostess. A luxurious, reclining leather seat that has a 9” touch screen from which to choose entertainment options that include live TV. There is a WiFi connection and free internet. And snacks are available. All in all, this is one Club you definitely want to be a member of.


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