Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Nobody Does it Better Than Trenitalia (Frecciarossa Review)

Nobody Does it Better Than Trenitalia (Frecciarossa Review)

Jul 30th, 2012, 11:46 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,398
Nobody Does it Better Than Trenitalia (Frecciarossa Review)


(according to this Financial Times Columnist):

"Keep heading south until you hit Milan and then jump on Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa high-speed rolling stock. Much is made of Germany and France’s high-speed rail networks but after a recent trip from Milan down to Naples and back again I can confidently say that the Italians are doing it the best.

Not only is there proper competition in the form of the new Italo train service (sadly, my timings didn’t enable me to sample it but the cars do look very handsome), which has forced the state operator to up its game, there’s even a shiny new station in Naples. Best is a dining car that serves fresh orange juice and good coffee, and, if you decide to buy first-class seats, there’s even prosecco delivered chair-side. Once you hit Naples you’re spoiled for choice hotel-wise but you’d find me at the San Pietro for sure."

Tyler Brûlé is editor-in-chief of Monocle magazine


Trenitalia press release:

GAC is offline  
Jul 30th, 2012, 12:02 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 34,108
You know, these so-called "travel editors" can be a bit much sometimes; hyping this and hyping that...and some of them are real snobs, too.
Dukey1 is offline  
Jul 30th, 2012, 12:29 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 16,737
I cannot believe that anyone is actually called Tyler Brûlé, it must be a made up name and as for Monocle, LOL.
bilboburgler is offline  
Jul 30th, 2012, 03:41 PM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,830
His columns can be over the top, sometimes.
charnees is offline  
Jul 31st, 2012, 12:43 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 16,737
Do you mean crusty over the top with little bits of shiny sugar or was it a Tyler (up on the roof) joke???? "Eye'l be watching you through my monocle"
bilboburgler is offline  
Jul 31st, 2012, 03:08 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,533
Both Monocole and Brule's previous magazine, Wallpaper, have been successful enterprises among well-heeled followers of fashion. Joke if you will but he can laugh all the way to the bank (that's a Liberace quote that seems to fit these circumstances.) Here's the Wikipedia bio http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Br%C3%BBl%C3%A9
Southam is offline  
Aug 1st, 2012, 12:25 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 16,737
Southam I know you are right and I'm so sad that our society has denigrated to the point where Wallpaper is anything other than wallpaper.

Still I think his nom de fart is Brûlé not Brule
bilboburgler is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:41 PM.