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Travel in Frecciarossa’s Executive class (Frecciarossa’s First Class equivalent) and enjoy a unique rail experience thanks to the following onboard services –

  • Large leather armchairs with reclining backrests and adjustable footrests
  • Plenty of legroom and a space of 150 cm between seats
  • Free WiFi
  • Gourmet meal service at your seat
  • Free access to FrecciaLounge and FrecciaClub at main train stations

Keep reading to find out more about one of Italy’s best First Class travel solutions.

Frecciarossa Executive Class features

Frecciarossa Executive Class carriages consist of 8 or 10 74 cm-wide leather armchairs which are always facing the direction of travel. With only two seats per row (separated far apart), reclining backrests and adjustable footrests, you'll feel like you're travelling in your own little world of comfort!

Unlike the Business Class, the Executive Class doesn't have a quiet carriage, but it does contain a meeting room for any business needs – there are five seats, power sockets and a 32-inch TV screen that can be connected to your laptop if you want to go through a presentation or work on the go.

Free WiFi is also available on board – you just need to connect your electronic devices to the FRECCE Entertainment Portal and you'll be able to watch TV series, movies, listen to music and check travel information.

You can find the Executive Class in carriage 1 on both Frecciarossa 1000 and ETR 500 trains.

Food on board Frecciarossa Executive

If you're travelling around Italy, there's a good chance you've fallen in love with the food. The good news is that your delightful Italian cuisine experience doesn't stop when travelling in Frecciarossa's Executive Class. In fact, you can choose between three menu options from the new Easy Gourmet at-seat meal service. Each menu includes a main course, a snack, a dessert and a bottle of water. Make sure you try the Carlo Cracco menu option, named after the renowned TV chef Carlo Cracco. Hot and cold drinks, orange juice and Illy espresso coffee are also available throughout the day.

In the morning, you'll be welcomed with a selection of free Italian newspapers – a service that's also available on weekends.

FrecciaClub and FrecciaLounge

Want a moment to relax and re-charge your batteries before going on your business or leisure trip? With a Frecciarossa Executive ticket, you can get free access to FrecciaLounge and FrecciaClub. Check out our table below and learn more about what these lounges can offer.

Services FrecciaLounge FrecciaClub
Information desk and assistance
Free WiFi
Taxi booking
Power sockets
Travel monitors
Hot and cold drinks and snacks
Meeting rooms


Both FrecciaLounge and FrecciaClub lounges were designed to ensure that customers have a unique travel experience while waiting for their train. Highlights include free WiFi, free newspapers and a complimentary drink or snack (in both lounges).

FrecciaLounge is ideal if you’re travelling on a business trip – there’s a meeting room with an LCD screen, to which you can connect your electronic devices. You can also find a rich Bistrot Area, which offers a wide range of fresh and high-quality products, including croissants and coffee or cappuccino for breakfast and savoury finger food, juices and drinks for your aperitivo (gluten-free and veggie products are also available).

How to buy an Executive Class ticket

If you want to buy a Frecciarossa Executive ticket, choose your departure station, arrival station and travel date in our Journey Planner above. Select your Frecciarossa train and opt for a First-Class seat. Then pick ‘Executive’ under Comfort Options – you’ll see all the onboard services that are included and the price difference between the Business and the Executive Class.

Good to know

Children aged between 0 and 4 can travel for free in Executive Class only if they’re sitting with an adult. If you want an extra seat for your child, you can buy a child ticket at half price.

Children aged between 4 and 15, instead, are entitled to a 50% discount on the Executive full-price ticket.

While folding bikes are allowed on any Trenitalia train if placed in racks and luggage, traditional ones are allowed only if disassembled and placed in special bags (80x110x40 cm).

Yes, small animals placed in a carrier (70x30x50 cm) can travel for free on all Frecciarossa trains. Bigger dogs are allowed only during off-peak hours if kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle. You’ll need to buy a half-price ticket for your furry friend. Guide dogs are allowed on board free of charge.

There’s no luggage limit when travelling in Frecciarossa's Executive Class.

If you travel in Executive Class, you can seek assistance at the FrecciaDesk you can find at the station and make last-minute changes to your booking. You also have free access to FrecciaLounge and FrecciaClub lounges at the main Italian train stations.

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