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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 01:20 PM
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Trenitalia on-board catering: offerings and prices

For those who might be tempted to splurge on a full (or light) meal on board a Trenitalia Frecciarossa train, here is the current menu, which shows both a la carte and fixed prices

http://www.trenitalia.com/cms-file/a...Ristorante.pdf

Here is the snack menu with prices (also available on Frecciargento and some Frecciabianca trains):

http://www.trenitalia.com/cms-file/a...r/menu_bar.pdf

A regular or decaf espresso costs 1.50 Euros. A cappuccino costs 1.70 Euros.

More information:

http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/inde...008916f90aRCRD


OPINION: Full meals (32 Euros per person) are not particularly cost-justifiable, unless you're travelling on a business tab. The snack items are often not as good as similar products products purchased on the ground. On the other hand, there is no substitute for a freshly made espresso coffee, which Trenitalia can prepare to order for a very reasonable charge of 1.50 Euros.

NOTE: Holders of first class tickets on all Frecciarossa, all Frecciargento and certain Frecciabianca trains (only between Turin/Milan and Venice/Udine/Trieste), as well as "business" and "premium" level tickets on select Frecciarossa trains, get a complimentary beverage and a salty or sweet snack, plus a complimentary Italian-language newspaper on train departing before 1 p.m. These are provided via a rolling cart at the beginning of the trip. On NONSTOP Frecciarossa trains between Milan and Rome, holders of business class tickets get a complimentary Illy espresso coffee served at their seat.

OTHER TRAINS: There is no food or beverage provided on the unreserved "regionale" trains. A few Intercity trains may have a rolling cart snack/beverage service, but no restaurant car.
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very useful.

Thanks for posting, gac
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thank you again.
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Have a back up plan. I've found the dining cars don't always offer service and snack bars to randomly close.
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Hi GAC,
Thank you for all your very helpful information. Please be patient with this very not travel savvy American, I have a question that you probably have already answered but i wanted to know if once we arrive in Naples is there a safe easy way to get to position?
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Thanks GAC

Redtop Do you mean Pozition?
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Do you mean Positano?
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Are you arriving at Naples airport or Naples train station?
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Yes Im sorry, Positano is what I meant . Any advice or different options . Any help would be greatly appreciated .
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Also IM flying into rome and need to take train to Naples from what Ive been told. But my concern is that I hear that Naples is not very safe
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Naples is safer than most any place in America, so don't be so worried.


If you are flying into Rome, it might be easiest for you to take a bus from Rome to Sorrento and then go to Positano from there by bus, taxi or ferry.

What month are you traveling?
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I love that they provide so much info on the wines but the foods are described as "main course" or "cake". Care to be specific?

We usually just have water or coffee on trains - unless we are stuck for a meal time.

I've had food from the very basic but good (nices cheese omelet and fries plus water for about $4 on the train from Berlin to Prague) to the pretentious and awful. (We took a train from Frankfurt to Prague and had to eat dinner and got god knows what - brown and soupy with gristle and fat and just icky! - not really recognizable - and we would have been perfectly satisfied with the basic schnitzel and salad.)
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Oh i like that idea about the bus to Sorrento . Im traveling in mid May. Are the bus's comfortable and how long is the commute ? Oh yeah are the prices for the buses cheaper ? WHATS THE NAME OF THE BUS LINE AND CAN I GET IT RIGHT FROM AIRPORT. PLEASE FORGIVE MY TYPING
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Thank you to those that tolerated my posting in the wrong forum ..lol...I finally figured out how to do this. Thanks again to those that took the time to try and help. PEACE
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