Trenitalia presents the ‘Summer Experience 2023’ program

Luigi Corradi

ROME - Trenitalia presented its summer timetable and programming in Rome, operational from June 11, with a focus on increasing journeys, promotions for young people and family groups, facilitations for the transport of animals and expansion of spaces for bicycles.

After an introductory greeting from the president Stefano Cazzilla, Luigi Corradi, CEO and general manager of Trenitalia, illustrated the programming called "Summer Experience 2023," also aimed at increasing comfort and tourism opportunities, citing the results of the FS Group Passenger Hub which recorded 225 million passengers in the first five months of 2023, achieving +24 percent compared to the same period of 2022 of tickets from abroad, while the number of tickets purchased on digital channels has increased (40 million trips, +80 percent compared to 2019.)

As for the train/bus integration, Corradi underlined how Intercity trains are increasingly valued, especially the regional ones which register 6,000 connections a day, while the 250 Frecce trains offer 120,000 seats daily to national and international customers.

Towards the South, 68 Frecciarossa trains are operational with an offer of over 30,000 seats. The business class connection par excellence, the Rome/Milan, will be able to count on an additional 4 daily connections. The increase in connections of the Leonardo train between the capital and its airport was highlighted, with 126 connections as well as the constant commitments of the group to respect environmental sustainability.

Among the novelties, an increase in the number of the spaces reserved for bicycles, with around 26,000 seats per day on regional, Intercity and Eurocity trains. Corradi highlighted how “Trenitalia has increased this space also on the basis of requests. It has also extended its international activities to Spain, England, France ... The train is rushing back into our lives which marks the overcoming the pandemic and the end of a very important effort we have made to get out of this period. We pay particular attention to young people, who in any case demonstrate a preference for this means of transport, ecological and sustainable compared to others."

For young people from all over Europe, the Interrail program is in force: its Global Pass starts at 185 euros and you can travel unlimited by train and ferry in 33 different countries, for a travel period from a minimum of 3 days up to 3 months, available for all age groups and children up to 11 years can travel for free if accompanied.