Today my trip goes to Italy, Rome. From Rome I will take the coast line all the way to Barcelona, but it will covered in later posts.
Bistrot Milano Centrale.
ETR 470 "Pendolino" is an older brother of ETR 610, and it was once used on the route Zurich-Milano. Today they are only operated in Italy. This one is operated as Frecciabianca service to Rome through Genoa, La Spezia and Pisa - a trip that takes 6h53min. I will take a much faster one.
On the other side is the Eurocity service branded "Thello" between Milan and Marseille. Until June 2016 Thello was a joint venture between french Transdev and italian Trenitalia, now its a 100% owned by Trenitalia.