The Frecciarossa (FR AV) high speed trains are the fastest trains in Italy. Currently operating at speeds up to 300 km/h the newest trains are capable of operating at up to 360 km/h which could happen in the near future. The trains are primarily running on the main north-south axis from Milan and Venice via Bolgona and Florence to Rome, with additional services running to Turin, Naples, Bari, as well as on the new west-east line from Milan to Venice.
Two different types of trainsets provide Frecciarossa services, called ETR 500 and ETR 1000. All trains are equipped with air-condition, WiFi and power sockets at each seat. A restaurant car is available as well, offering a wide menu of cold and hot drinks, snacks and dishes. All trains have dedicated areas for the disabled. Bicycles can be transported if placed in a bike case. Frecciarossa trains offer seats in four different comfort levels:
- Executive: highest comfort with comfortable and wide leather armchairs with a extra large seat pitch. Seats can be electronically reclined and also have footrests. There are only two seats per row (1+1 seat) and each seat can be turned around 180 degrees. Drinks, snacks, newspapers and a menu are included. An additional meeting room for up to five people is available too.
- Business: high level of comfort with wide leather chairs in rows of three (2+1 seat), arranged mostly facing each other. Seats can be reclined and a dedicated Silence Area is provided for travellers wishing to travel in tranquility. A welcome drink and snack as well as newspapers are included.
- Premium: comfortable leather seats in rows of four (2+2 seats) for passengers who want to travel comfortably yet at a a cheap price. Most seats are arranged facing each other. A welcome drink and snack as well as newspapers are included.
- Standard: the same comfortable leather seats as in Premium class but without any added services.
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