ItaliaRail has partnered with Thello – the night train service linking Paris to the Italian cities of Milan, Brescia, Verona, Vicenza, Padua and Venice – to offer a new Paris to Rome route, with stops in Bologna and Florence.
Thello is an easy and relaxing way to get between Paris and these great Italian cities. Board the train in Paris at Gare de Lyon station, settle in for a cozy night’s sleep in a first class cabin or standard couchette car, and wake up in beautiful Roma. The Termini Station, in Rome, is well located close to all the must see sights and a range of hotels.
Taking the overnight train saves time shuffling back and forth to airports, and money on a night’s accommodation in Paris or Rome, which can run upwards of $250 per night.
When describing his recent journey on the new route, ItaliaRail’s Vice President and General Manager Michael Harkness remarked “The service was top-notch. The cabins were very comfortable and clean, and the café car provided an extensive choice of food and beverage options. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Thello is the perfect way to travel – I woke up refreshed and ready for a full day of activities in Rome.”
Trains leave Paris every night, seven days a week, at around 7:00 pm and arrive in Rome the next day at approximately 10:15 am – roughly a 15-hour journey while you dream away. This leaves plenty of time to spend the day exploring the ancient monuments, shopping and sampling delicious Roman cuisine.
All options come with sheets, blankets and pillows. Continental breakfast is included in the cabin fare and all Thello trains feature a dining and bar car.