Italy TravelNew Train Service Links Rome Airport to Venice, Florence

New Train Service Links Rome Airport to Venice, Florence
Published on Thursday, January 8, 2015 by

perillo-trainLanding in Rome and traveling directly to Florence and Venice, just got a whole lot easier with trains running a new route from Rome’s Fiumicino airport to Venice. Two trains a day – at 11:08 a.m. and 3:08 p.m. from Rome, and 5:40 a.m. and 9:25 a.m. from Venice – travel along the route, which ends in Venice and stops in Florence, Bologna, Padua and central Rome’s Tiburtina and Termini stations along the way.

The high-speed frecciargento (silver arrow) trains eliminate the need for connections in the city center, saving time, and carry travelers to Florence in just over two hours and Venice in just over four hours. Though the 125mph trains are quite fast, they are not the highest-speed trains in Italy; connecting the airport to other cities using those 182mph trains, called the frecciarossa, would require converting the tracks and terminals surrounding the airport and in Rome to be compatible with the trains.

However, Italian railway officials plan to submit a feasibility study to the government to see if the conversion can be achieved, which would involve building new terminal facilities and converting the tracks. Aeroporti di Roma expects the new offering to increase airport traffic, as it will attract travelers from going to all cities to fly into Fiumicino.

By Kathy McCabe

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