The Winter Experience of the Passenger Hub of the FS Group, made up of Trenitalia (lead company), Busitalia, Ferrovie del Sud Est and the newly created Treni Turistici Italiani company, was presented today in Milan. The innovations, starting from Sunday 10 December, illustrated by Luigi Corradi, CEO and General Director of Trenitalia, aim to develop increasingly complete, efficient and attractive mobility, offering connections to snow and mountain tourist destinations, more integrated travel with train, bus and plane and ad hoc promotions for families and young people, to travel sustainably and in total comfort and safety.
“Trenitalia and all the companies in the Passenger Hub are investing in latest generation trains and buses to guarantee passengers an even more comfortable and environmentally friendly journey. We are committing over 1 billion euros per year to regional transport and, in the next 3 years, the trains will be almost completely renewed. We have signed a contract worth around 1 billion euros for the supply of 40 new Frecciarossa 1000s and, within the PNRR funds, we are investing in new Intercity trains and carriages, with particular attention to the Southern regions. With the Winter Experience we consolidate further our efforts and, in the coming months, we will offer our travelers new connections for a more complete and flexible experience” declared Trenitalia’s CEO, Luigi Corradi.
BETWEEN ROME AND CALABRIA 16 DAILY ARROWS FOR OVER 8,000 SEATS
There are 16 Trenitalia Frecce trains in total that connect Calabria to Rome every day, with stops, alternatively, in the stations of Scalea, Paola, Lamezia Terme, Vibo Valentia, Rosarno, Gioia Tauro, Villa San Giovanni.
A pair of Frecciarossa connects Reggio Calabria and Venice every day, with intermediate stops in Calabria at Villa S. Giovanni, Rosarno, Vibo Valentia-Pizzo, Lamezia Terme, Paola.
Between Turin and Reggio Calabria, without changes, there are 6 Frecciarossas every day, while there are 8 Frecciarossas that connect Milan and Reggio Calabria.
Furthermore, on the occasion of long weekends and holidays, the night Frecciarossa Milan – Reggio Calabria is added to these with stops in Paola, Lamezia Terme Centrale, Rosarno and Villa S. Giovanni, which allows you to make the most of your time, travel across the entire boot and be at your destination in the morning.
The offer is completed by 4 Frecciargento trains connecting Reggio Calabria to the capital. A regional connection between Crotone and Sibari, with stops also in Cirò, Cariati, Mirto-Crosia, Rossano and Corigliano Calabro, coincides with the Frecciarossa Bolzano-Sibari to travel from the mountains to the sea.
To complete the long-distance offer in Calabria, 8 Intercity Days between Rome and Reggio Calabria, 4 Intercitys between Taranto and Reggio Calabria, the pair of periodic Intercitys between Milan and Reggio Calabria and the pair of Intercity Nights between Turin and Reggio Calabria. Furthermore, a pair of buses connects Reggio Calabria and Bari while two buses connect Reggio Calabria and Lamezia, traveling on the Ionian area, in connection with the pair of Intercity Notte Turin-Reggio Calabria. Intercity Day and Night trains also make stops in Calabria, connecting Sicily to Rome and Milan.
Furthermore, the hydrofoils of BluJet, a company of the FS Italiane Group, depart and arrive from Villa San Giovanni to reach Sicily thanks to an easy train-ship connection.
Intermodality and capillarity in connections, for the Regional Trenitalia in Calabria, in agreement with the Region, which commissioned the service. The offer model has been confirmed for those who choose the train to travel to Calabria on board the 7 new Pop electric trains and the 4 Blues, Trenitalia’s first hybrid train: there are 22 connections between Reggio Calabria and Cosenza, passing through Paola; 14 those headed via Tropea between Lamezia Terme and Reggio Calabria; 22 those between the stations of Villa San Giovanni and Melito Porto Salvo, for greater frequency in the metropolitan area of Reggio Calabria.
For the Ionian area, the new Blues trains travel between Reggio Calabria and Sibari as well as between Lamezia Terme and Catanzaro Lido.
The offer on public holidays on the Cosenza-Sibari route has also been restructured.
For an increasingly integrated travel system, from 10 December new intermodal train+bus connections will be active from Palmi to Palmi Centro, while from January connections from Locri to Gerace, from Gioiosa Ionica to Serra San Bruno and from Bianco will be active at the Roman Villa Casignana. Furthermore, the Lamezia Airlink has been confirmed, the intermodal service with the international airport of Lamezia Terme and the other train+bus services with the University of Calabria, easily reachable from the Castiglione Cosentino station, with the University of Magna Graecia and the Cittadella Regionale, reachable by bus from the stations of Catanzaro and Catanzaro Lido, while from the Vibo Valentia-Pizzo station the intermodal connection leaves during school hours with the “Nautico 1874” Technical Institute for Transport and Logistics of Pizzo, to meet the needs of movement of students. The train+train connection between Cosenza station with Cosenza Centro, Rogliano and Marzi is also renewed, while the center of Catanzaro is connected by train+bus from Catanzaro Lido station. Finally, Rocca Imperiale can be reached from Sibari with a train+bus connection.
Train+bus connections have been confirmed between Catanzaro Lido station, the Pugliese-Ciaccio hospital and the Biodiversity park and between Cosenza station and the towns of Camigliatello and San Giovanni in Fiore.
MORE CONVENIENCE TO TRAVEL WITH TRENITALIA
Traveling on the Frecciarossa in winter will be more convenient thanks to the numerous offers and promotions designed for every need. With FrecciaDAYS discounts of up to -70% for moving on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; with Freccia2X1 travel for two for the price of one; with FrecciaSENIOR those over 60 will be able to purchase tickets for 29 euros and 39 euros. There is also room for young people up to the age of 30 who will be able to take advantage of the FrecciaYOUNG offer, traveling for 19 and 29 euros. Families, however, with the FrecciaFAMILY offer will be able to travel for under 15s for free, while adults can travel with a 50% reduction. Furthermore, for those traveling with their four-legged friend, for the entire Christmas holiday season (until 8 January 2024) dogs will travel for free on the Frecce.
Those traveling with Intercity will be able to take advantage of the Insieme offer, reserved for groups of 3 to 5 people, which allows you to purchase tickets with variable discounts of up to 60%; the special return weekend, departing on Saturday and returning on Sunday, with a 40% discount; Me&You to save up to 50% when traveling in 2; Children Free which gives families of 2 to 5 people the opportunity to travel for children under 15 years of age for free while adults receive a 40% discount.
To make the journey of the little ones even more comfortable and fun, Trenitalia has activated a collaboration with Loquis to create “Travel Kids”, a new series of podcasts designed for children on the move, which will soon be available in the Intercity section already present in the Loquis app.
Those under 30 registered with the at 50%. Furthermore, those who have the X-GO loyalty will be able to participate in the “Very discount vouchers worth 5 euros for traveling with Intercity).
For those who want to take advantage of the holidays to give or treat themselves to a tour to discover the wonders of Italy or to travel freely for 3 or 5 days to visit friends and relatives, the Promo Italia in Tour combines practicality and convenience with a frequent service and a widespread railway network that takes you everywhere.