Jul 19, 2013 - 09:19 AM
Business class (above left): Significantly more elbow room than Standard or Premium (although legroom is the same), with wider leather seats arranged 2+1 across the width of the car, with tables for four on one side of the aisle and tables for two on the other, the latter ideal for couples. The fare includes a complimentary 'welcome drink' of coffee, soft drink or prosecco, and there are power sockets at all seats. There's plenty of luggage space on overhead racks, which will take anything up to backpack-size, and space between the seat backs, and racks for larger items at the end of each car. Passengers may use the café-bar & restaurant car. One Business class car is designated as a 'quiet car' ('Silenzio'
Frecciargento (Silver Arrows) ...
Next down the pecking order are Trenitalia's 125 mph Frecciargento tilting trains. As with the Frecciarossas, higher fares are charged for these trains, and tickets always include a seat reservation, you can't just turn up and hop on, you need to buy a ticket which will include a seat reservation for a specific train, but you can do this right up until departure using the self-service machines or at the ticket office. Frecciargento tickets are only valid on the specific date and train you've booked. Frecciargento services are operated by 125mph 'pendolino' tilting trains of either the ETR450/460/485 or most modern ETR600 type. They are air-conditioned with a refreshment trolley and cafe-bar. All seats have power sockets for laptops & mobiles (2-pin, 220v). Railpass holders must pay a €10 reservation fee per trip.