Thello Trains in Italy

Trenitalia and a private French rail company combined forces to create Thello (pronounced tell-OH), which operates overnight long-haul trains between Paris and Venice, with six stops in between.

Thello trains depart from Paris at 7:59 p.m. and arrive the following day in Venice at 9:35 a.m. Other stops in Italy are Milan (6 a.m.), Brescia (7:10 a.m.), Verona (7:54 a.m.), Vicenza (8:43 a.m.), and Padova (9:06 a.m.). In the other direction, Thello trains leave Venice at 7:20 p.m. and arrive in Paris the following day at 9:30 a.m.

There are both couchette compartments and sleeper cabins on Thello trains. Couchettes come in either 4-bunk or 6-bunk options, and sleeper cabins have 1-3 beds. The sleeper cabins are slightly more comfortable, with an en-suite washbasin and a bit more privacy. Couchettes are typically shared with other passengers, unless you're traveling with a larger group.

Each Thello train has a restaurant car, which all passengers are welcome to use, and of course you can have a DIY picnic in your compartment with French or Italian snacks that you may purchase before boarding the train and bring along. 

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