High speed train from Rome to Pompeii

A direct train service from Rome to Pompeii in under two hours; thanks to an agreement between the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Italian State Railways, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, on Sundays tourists and visitors can now reach the archaeological site quickly and comfortably.

The new service was officially opened on Sunday 16 July, when dignitaries including the Minister of Culture, Gennaro Sangiuliano, the CEO of the FS Italiane Group Luigi Ferraris, and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni boarded the train for the inaugural journey from Rome’s Termini Station.

The Premier expressed her satisfaction with the project, which enhances the appeal of one of the world’s most popular archaeological sites and encourages tourism, a key industry in Italy.

The no-change service between Rome and Pompeii is a Frecciarossa 1000 train, the flagship in the Trenitalia fleet, which becomes a tool to promote tourism and culture and unite the country by improving access to its historical assets.

The train will leave Roma Termini every Sunday morning at 8:53 and reach Pompeii at 10:40. During the journey, passengers will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the ancient city of Pompeii from a video clip streamed on the on-board monitors. When the Frecciarossa reaches its destination, a Pompeii Link shuttle bus will be waiting to take passengers to the archaeological site. The return journey leaves at 18:40 and gets into Roma Termini at 20:55.

The new service joins the 50 Frecciarossa daily return services that currently run between Rome and Pompeii, with passengers reaching the Napoli Centrale station on the high-speed train and changing to a Trenitalia regional train from the Piazza Garibaldi station.

A new chance to get to know a place where time stopped in 79 CE. A priceless archaeological heritage site that intrigues and captivates millions of visitors every year.

Kehinde Olusegun

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