Final Destination: Reggio di Calabria
The train also calls at: Paola and Lamezia Terme
Departing from Turin/Torino:
The trains on this route commence their journeys at Torino Porta Nuova station.
They depart from there around 10 mins before they depart from Torino Porta Susa.
If you will be commencing your journey on the Torino Metro, it can make sense to head to Porta Susa in order to take these trains.
As all seats are reserved, including yours, you won't have to worry about no spare seats being available if you board at Torino Porta Susa.
The city centre Metro stations are Re:Umberto and Vinzaglio.
Though if you will be travelling with luggage, it can be a better idea to board these trains at Porta Nuova, you'll increase your chances of being able to find an optimum space in which to store your bags.
Though whether you travel from Porta Susa or Porta Nuova stations makes no difference to the ticket price
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These trains are usually scheduled to depart from Torino Porta Nuova station at 08:00 and 10:00 and from Torino Porta Susa station at 08:10 and 10:10, so target those times when looking up this journey.
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Connecting to the Blu Jet fast ferries to Messina:
At Villa S. Giovanni station a straightforward transfer is available into the fast ferries operated by Blu Jet, which take just 20 minutes to make the sea crossing to Messina.
The ferry timetable is arranged to ensure good connections with these faster Frecce trains.
Though you will also need to purchase separate tickets for the fast ferry on arrival at Villa S. Giovanni.
Step on board and experience one of Europe's most epic train journeys!
It is a journey of six distinct phases.
(1) For the part of the journey the train will speed past the cars on the parallel autostrada for most of the journey between Torino and Milano.
(2) Between Milano and Bologna the trains are at their fastest on this stretch of high speed line - which is fortunate as there's nothing much to see.
(3) Between Bologna and Firenze 99% of the journey is in tunnels - these trains divert off of the direct route to call at Firenze S.M.Novella.
(4) The high speed line between Firenze and Roma isn't quite as fast as that between Milano and Bologna, but pleasing distant views of hills can be seen from either side of the train.
(5) The train will once again hit its top speed as it whizzes down the high speed line between Roma and Napoli.
(6) The spectacular coastal views kick in shortly after departure from Salerno.
They are so fabulous that the part of the journey south of Napoli/Naples, which equates to 90% of the trip, has been included on The Guardian's pick of the world's best rail journeys.
To make the most of those views on these trains, you'll need to hope that your reserved seat will be on the right-hand side of the train, as you head south of Salerno - because that side of the train will face the coast.
The train will reverse direction on departure from these stations - Milano Centrale, Firenze S.M. Novella and Roma Termini
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