Trenitalia inaugurates new Milan-Genoa service

Genoa now only 75 minutes away.

Trenitalia national rail service has launched a new high-speed link between Milan and Genoa, with a travel time of only one hour and a quarter.

The new Freccia Rossa service, initially with just one run a day in each direction, started on 15 March. It connects on from Milan to Venice, just two and a half hours away.

Along the way, the bullet trains will also stop in Brescia, Verona, Vicenza and Padua.  In Milan, travellers can use either Centrale or Rogoredo stations.

The morning run leaves Genoa two minutes before 07.00, reaches Milan Centrale at 08.35 and proceeds to Venice, arriving at 11.10.  The return journey leaves the lagoon city at 15.50, stops in Milan at 18.25 and finishes on the Ligurian coast in Genoa just after 20.00.

Apart from their speed and comfort, the Freccia trains operated by Trenitalia also have the advantage of usually being excluded from strike action when other public transport grinds to a halt.