Italy’s primary train operator, Trenitalia, recently launched three new high-speed rail services connecting Rome-Fiumicino’s International airport to main train stations in Naples and Florence.
Trenitalia started serving these new routes on July 11 and new train schedules were designed considering air travel to synchronize comfortable connections between air —arrivals and departures— and train travel. Great news for international travelers!
The new routes will connect the Frecciarossa—the name of the fast trains in Italy— and will allow tourists who arrive at Rome’s airport to go straight to Napoli to taste the original pizza. And those exploring charming Florence will now also be able to take a fast train to Rome’s international airport. These are the new services:
- From Naples —Napoli Centrale (central station), and Napoli Afragola (high-speed trains station)— to Fiumicino Airport.
- From Fiumicino Airport to Naples: Napoli Centrale and Napoli Afragola.
- From Florence’s train station, Florence Santa Maria Novella, to the Fiumicino Airport.
American travelers will benefit from the new routes. The Aeroporti di Roma stated in the official announcement: “With these connections, passengers can be in New York in the early afternoon, leaving early in the morning from Naples or Florence.”
The alliance between the Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane and Aeroporti di Roma hopes to keep improving schedules and connectivity and allow passengers to register and carry out baggage check-in from train stations in the near future.
These new routes go hand in hand with the Italian Government’s strategy to facilitate connectivity and help travelers visit different destinations in this country. They recently also launched a campaign to promote 1,000 off-the-beaten-path destinations in Italy.
More Routes And Connections For Travelers
The new services will improve connectivity between central and southern Italy, enhance the integration between rail and air service and also comply with the European Union’s sustainable strategies in transportation.
The new connections will include the Leonardo Express route, which is the fast train service from Rome’s main station to the International airport, which is the quickest way to get to the airport and it takes 32 minutes. This airport shuttle usually offers travelers train services every 15 minutes.
Now international travelers will not only get the fastest services to Naples and from Florence to the Airport, but they will also have many more options to visit other fascinating destinations in Italy faster and easier.
The routes of the Frecciargento trains —the high-speed train services in Italy that go up to 250 Kilometers per hour (around 155 miles per hour)— also provide services that, with the new connections, will be more accessible for travelers.
The Florence route will allow passengers who visit iconic destinations like Venice or Padua, and Bologna, to get to Rome’s international airport faster and plan exciting routes while they visit this fascinating country.
About Naples and Florence
Travelers from all over the world will now be able to land at Rome’s main international airport and quickly arrive in the south of Italy to taste the original pizza. Naples is known as the “Home Place of Pizza”, where it was created, but it also hosts fascinating architecture, landscapes, and fascinating activities.
From Florence, travelers will also be able to reach very social-media-trendy getaways at the moment like the beautiful Amalfi coast or the fascinating Capri, an island located in the Bay of Naples.
For travelers looking to discover more about Italian history and art, Florence will definitely satisfy their needs. Visitors can explore the most fascinating museums and worldwide famous art galleries. Unique pieces from Brilliant artists like Da Vinci, Botticelli, and Michelangelo are located in this city.
Venice is also a trendy and iconic destination —travelers must remember that next year visitors will have to pay a fee to visit for the day— famous for its beautiful architecture, bridges, and gondolas. Those visiting Venice will also benefit from the new route and access to high-speed trains that will connect them quickly to Rome.
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