A Frecciarossa train in Rome's Termini station, Source: Hans Permana, on Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED)

Rome-Pompeii direct train will roll throughout 2024

Rome-Pompeii direct train will roll throughout 2024

The service will continue to be available every Sunday, as well as on two public holidays

Following great interest and enthusiasm, the operation of the direct train service between Rome and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii will be extended for the entire 2024. Just like now, the service will be available every Sunday to tourists wishing to combine their visit to the Eternal City with a tour of the best-preserved Ancient Roman town.

The high-speed Frecciarossa service was first inaugurated on 16 July this year by the Italian government and in these three months, it has enjoyed great interest and popularity prompting the extension. What’s more, the train journey will also be available on two Italian public holidays – 1 November and 8 December.

A high-speed day trip to the South

The service is a collaboration between Italy’s cultural ministry and the country’s railway company Trenitalia with the aim of promoting not only cultural tourism but also the sustainability of train traveling.

At first, the plan was to only provide the service once a month, but this was quickly changed following the interest. Since then, reportedly more than 3,000 people have used the service.

Every Sunday the Frecciarossa service leaves Roma Termini at 08:53, arriving in Pompeii at 10:40, with the return journey departing at 18:40 and arriving back in Rome at 20:55. This gives Rome visitors the perfect opportunity for a full-day getaway.

On board, passengers can watch educational videos about Pompeii and purchase entrance tickets to the site.

Pompeii is one of Italy’s most popular historical sites. It’s located south of Naples near the Vesuvius volcano and in fact owes its fame to a massive historic eruption by that volcano, which took place in 76 AD and buried the entire settlement under ash.

This was a tragic day for the local inhabitants, many of whom perished in the calamity, but it also created one of the world’s best-known archaeological monuments from Antiquity.



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