[Some thoughts Phillip wrote down during our journey from Rome to Venice on a high speed Italo Treno train. –S]
How do I love thee high-speed train travel? Let me count the ways!
After my first trip on high speed rail in Italy, I’m a believer!
Here are some things I loved about traveling on a train instead of flying:
1. You don’t have to check your luggage, so it’s way less likely to be lost.
2. Quick boarding and deboarding time.
3. You can move around. Since there’s no turbulence, there’s no “fasten seatbelt sign,” and you can get up and down whenever you want.
4. No extreme pressure changes.
5. No taxi time or Air Traffic Control delays. (For example, when we were traveling back to Phoenix, our plane was stuck on the ground close to 40 minutes at JFK airport).
6. You can keep your phone on. No need to put it in “airplane mode” on a train.
7. Still very fast (250 kmh/150mph). A plane travels around 500 mph, but with all the extra time and hassle at the airport, it might still take about the same amount of time to get to your destination.
We were guests of Italo Treno.