There is nothing like traveling on a high speed European train. In October 2008, I traveled first class from Rome to Bologna on Trenitalia’s high speed line. Other than zipping through the beautiful Italian countryside, the highlight was sitting in first class and being served a delicious three course Italian lunch. My friend and I started with a glass of Prosecco and pasta. Our second course was sliced steak served with gravy and sautéed mushrooms (see photo below). We ended our lunch with a lemon tart and strong, Italian espresso. Buonissimo! It was by far the best meal I have had on a train to date.
I highly recommend traveling on Trenitalia – even in 2nd class. If you have a few extra Euros, travel by first class, by all means! For more information on Italy’s high speed line, click here.