Trenitalia Winter Experience 2023 presented: here is the offer in Sicily

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By John

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.

For those who choose Sicily as a destination to spend the Christmas holidays, the entire offer of Intercity Days to and from Rome and Intercity Nights connecting Rome and Milan to Sicily has been confirmed. From 10 December, the ferrying of some Intercity trains between Calabria and Sicily will be carried out with battery-powered locomotives, with a consequent saving in terms of emissions. 32 BluJet (FS Italiane Group) high-speed transport runs between Messina and Villa San Giovanni which guarantee daily connections with the Frecce arriving and departing from Villa San Giovanni, which continue to Rome, Milan, Turin and Venice, and with the Intercity trains that depart from Reggio Calabria and continue the journey to Rome and Milan, and a pair of Intercity Notte trains that continue to Turin, for a better ship-train connection.

THE REGIONAL

For the Regional, in agreement with the Region, Client of the Service, an offer designed to satisfy the needs of work, study and tourism to visit places of high cultural and landscape value in the comfort of the Pop trains and the new diesel-electric Blues trains , 25 and 15 respectively already in circulation on the island’s tracks.

From 11 December, 4 new direct connections between Agrigento and Palermo Airport for an ever greater interconnection of the territories.

The intermodal train+bus connection to reach the Valley of the Temples from Agrigento Centrale station, launched last spring and born from the collaboration between Trenitalia and TUA Agrigento, is confirmed. There are 28 bus services scheduled on weekdays and 11 on public holidays that connect the Valley of the Temples and Agrigento Centrale station in approximately 12 minutes.

The new monthly intermodal train+bus pass between Agrigento Bassa and Agrigento Scuole is also active.

Palermo node

The Genio Express services have been confirmed which every day, with 5 fast connections from Monday to Saturday and 6 on holidays, connect the Palermo Centrale station to the “Falcone e Borsellino” airport, making only the Palermo Notarbartolo stop. Connections that integrate with the offer for the Palermo Passante, which on weekdays includes 73 trains between Palermo and Palermo Airport, differentiated between semi-fast trains (10 stops and an average journey time of 49 minutes with a frequency of 1 train per hour ) and trains that make all intermediate stops between origin and destination (16 stops and an average journey time of 60 minutes with a frequency of 1 train per hour). Furthermore, in the Palermo Notarbartolo station, the interchange with services to and from Palermo Giachery is perfected (1 connection Palermo Notarbartolo – Palermo Giachery every 30 minutes).

Combined services

The combined services that support the mobility of those who choose the train for their travels have also been confirmed: the Fontanarossa Airlink, an intermodal train+bus service born from the collaboration between Trenitalia and AMTS Catania, allows you to comfortably reach the Catania international airport with a bus service that in a few minutes it connects the Catania Fontanarossa airport train stop and the Catania airport terminal; the Taormina Link is the intermodal train+bus transport that connects the Taormina-Giardini station to the center of Taormina thanks to the buses of the Taormina Municipalized Services Company.

Thanks to the collaboration between Trenitalia and FCE (Ferrovia Circumetnea), an intermodal service is available which allows you to purchase Trenitalia services to and from Giarre-Riposto and single tickets to travel between the FCE stations of Giarre and Randazzo on board in a single solution. of the connections operated by Ferrovia Circumetnea.

MORE CONVENIENCE TO TRAVEL WITH TRENITALIA

Traveling in winter will be more convenient thanks to the numerous offers and promotions designed for every need.

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.