National train strike from 9am to 5pm on June 16, 2015

On June 12, 2015, two TrenItalia employees were brutally assaulted after a controller requested to see tickets onboard a Trenord train near Milan.  The attack has put TrenItalia workers in a state of alarm. In protest, TrenItalia employees will be on strike from 9am to 5pm on June 16, 2015, requesting more police presence as well as other safety measures on trains. As required by Italian law, minimal service will be in effect during the strike.  The Freccie (Italy’s premier, high-speed trains) will be unaffected. For tips on what to do during an Italian railway strike, see my previous post here. For specific details on this planned strike, visit the official TrenItalia website.

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Cinque Terre Insider

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The train, surely the best means of travel to visit the Cinque Terre and be enchanted by the beauty of the Ligurian sea. From March 16th the 5 Terre Express train is in service to travel comfortably between La Spezia Centrale, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso and Levanto with a single single fare ticket, taking advantage of the offer of 100 trains a day, 7 days a week, every 15 minutes