Today, a new (private and fast) train service five years in the making fired up the first trains: ".italo"...yeah!
With only a handful of stops (for now), but touted as cheaper than the national train service "Trenitalia," it--like some low-cost plane services--uses the more peripheral stations...More...
In Rome, it arrives and departs from Tibertina, while in Milan you can catch it at the Rogoredo station (easily reached with the yellow line of the subway) and at the Porta Garibaldi station (for the moment, easily reached with a few bus lines, but in the next few years, it will be on the new blue subway line).
Other cities? Turin, Bologna, Florence, Naples and Salerno. All of the stations may not yet be active.
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It has pages in English! http://www.italotreno.it/EN/DISCOVER-ITALO/Pages/overview.aspx
So, what's the service like? The wagons looked modern and comfortable, but you'll have to wait 'til I take it for the scoop on plugs and WiFi and...let's face it...clean bathrooms.
In the meantime...enjoy!
P.S., Google and Blogger have changed things, again, and--at least for the moment--it's not possible to preview the entire message before sending...so here's crossing my fingers that all goes well!