Travel In Style: The ‘Ferrari Train’

In my opinion, the best way to travel is in style like the celeb you really are while still being within the college kid budget.  Allow me to present to you how you can do just that; the ‘Ferrari Train’.

Luca di Montezemolo, chairman of Ferrari and NTV, is crossing barriers with the Italo train by offering passengers a high-speed service that combines luxury with affordability.  There is no doubt you will feel as if you are amongst the rich and famous as you are zipping from Rome to Milan as you enjoy free access to Wi-Fi in your leather seat or perhaps watch a movie in the cinema carriage.

The introduction of NTV and the Italo train only means positive rewards for passengers.  The new guy on the block has created some competition for state-run Trenitalia which we will all benefit from.  Those that ride the Frecciarosa will now be able to connect to free Wi-Fi as well as take advantage of the recently improved interior.

Aside from the aesthetic perks, the prices are just as pretty.  NTV’s rates are comparable if not better than what you would normally pay for Trenitalia transportation.  You might as well pay the same (or even less!) and feel like a high-roller, right?

At the moment, di Montezemelo’s Italo train is zooming in and out of select train stations such as Tiburtina and Ostiense.  So, when possible, be sure to treat yourself by getting from point A to point B in style without making your wallet feel it too much.


Go With The Flow…

I must admit it has taken me some time to adapt the Italian mentality of “non ti preocupare…tutto posto“, but I will say that the sooner you are able to the better your travelling experiences will be.

Basically, what I mean is that the beauty of travelling is things don’t always go as planned — but that’s OK!  Those are the times that you will learn the most about how to get yourself out of less than ideal situations.  And believe it or not, those are the memories that you will look back on and laugh about with your friends.

Quick example.  My best friend and I didn’t quite grasp the bus system in Florence at first and often got “free tours” of the city.  Instead of simply realizing that you need to go in the opposite direction that you came in order to go home, a short 10 minute ride quickly became an hour long excursion.

Enjoy and embrace the moments that things don’t go exactly as you meant them to…non ti preocupare, tutto posto.  I promise, you’ll be laughing about it later. 🙂

Let’s Blog About It…

Oh, hello!  Since the first blog can always be a little bit awkward, let’s just jump right into it.

My name is Gianna and I’m a Boston girl that has been living and working in Florence for almost 3 years.  I studied abroad here way back when and could not get this gorgeous city out of my mind.  So, what did I do?  I quit my online advertising job back in the States and moved in with an Italian family to work as a nanny.

Long story short, I married a fantastic English guy and have been working in the student travel agency since May 2010.  I travel for a living and make sure that the people I am on trips with are as excited about it as I am and are having the time of their lives.  Not a bad gig, huh?

That pretty much sums it up for now.  Let the blogging begin…