Summer Aurora: July’s La Freccia is released online

Travel between the sea, mountains and hills to best savour the beauties of Italy, reachable with Trenitalia

Rome, 2 July 2020 - The July issue of La Freccia is released only in digital format, for the fourth consecutive month. The invitation to enjoy an all-Italian summer is reformulated. On the cover is an aurora, a new day born with the hope of putting everything behind us. An aurora captured on the Costa dei Trabocchi, the “colossal spiders” celebrated by Gabriele d’Annunzio that are at the heart of a far-reaching service to discover the coast of Abruzzo by bicycle, from Francavilla to the sea of San Salvo (CH).

In addition to the coast of Abruzzo, there are dozens of other destinations reachable via Frecce, Intercity, Regional and FRECCIALink services: the cliffs of Maratea, the "lunar embankments" of Paola (CS), the green Riccione, the velvety beach of Senigallia, the Chianti hills and the alleys of Ostuni, all to inspire new journeys after the lifting of restrictions due to the Covid-19 emergency on a discovery of Italian beauties.

There are also two special itineraries framed by the window of a train. The first is that of the new Frecciarossa1000 that passes through the Riviera di Levante from Milan and crosses Versilia to Argentario in the direction of Rome. A dance along the Tyrrhenian mountains, coastal palm trees, strips of land and spired cliffs hovering on the horizon. The second is aboard another HS train, the Frecciarossa Torino-Reggio Calabria, which departed immediately after the opening of the regions to become a symbol of an Italy reborn after lockdown.

And, as if on a virtual tour, it stops right in beautiful Calabria to explore the fishing culture of the Costa Viola and discover all the locations in a region that have been transformed into film sets. Next comes a special stroll along the tracks of San Benedetto, between Umbria and Lazio, and to the breath-taking scenery of Cortina, without forgetting the timeless magic of Castello di Brolio in the hills of Siena.

Further along come recollections of the composer and conductor Ezio Bosso, as remembered by four people who knew him: cellist Relja Lukic, writer Grazia Verasani, violinist David Romano and Alessandra Abbado, president of the Mozart14 Association.

The magazine starts with an interview with Fabio Insenga, director of Fortune Italia who, for Medialogando – the column dedicated to the world of information – illustrates the best journalism overseas according to the criteria of rigour, independence and authoritativeness.

The section “In Viaggio Con” hosts Sofia Goggia, the Olympic gold-medallist in downhill skiing who hails from Bergamo and talks to us about her life aboard a Frecciarossa train. The column “Un Treno di Libri” recommends reading “Mirror of Our Sorrows”, the latest literary toil from French writer Pierre Lemaître[EF1] , amongst the greats of French novels. The section dedicated to art presents the unique works of the Terra Sancta Museum in Jerusalem, as told by the Indiana Jones of ancient fabrics Maria Pia Pettinau Vescina and the decidedly contemporary exhibition by Chinese photographer Ren Hang scheduled until 23 August at Centro Pecci in Prato, with 90 shots to reflect on identity, the body and freedom.

Finally, a section on the events that enliven the summer season, with the festival of Pesaro, the Estate Fiesolana, the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte in Montepulciano, Time in Jazz by Paolo Fresu in his hometown of Berchidda, La Guarimba International Film Festival in Amantea and the special festival at the Greek Theatre in Syracuse, along with the return of the Agenda with the most important cultural events of the month.

For the fourth consecutive month, La Freccia – FS Italiane’s monthly magazine – can only be browsed online at and on, also being accessible via the FSNews Telegram channel and Twitter profiles @fsnews_it and @LaFreccia_Mag.