Rome, 27 May 2021
From next summer, Orte will also have its own stop on the High Speed circuit. Two Frecciarossa trains will connect the municipality of Viterbo to the main Italian cities each day.
Nicola Zingaretti – President of the Lazio Region, Donatella Tesei – President of the Umbria Region, and Luigi Corradi – CEO and General Manager of Trenitalia (FS Italiane Group) took part in the presentation of the project in the Auditorium Hall of Villa Patrizi, the FS headquarters.
The Frecciarossa stop in Orte is part of a new high-speed railway model responding to people’s renewed needs in travelling following the pandemic. The FS Italiane Group is responding to this new challenge by modifying and expanding the perimeter of service areas that had been considered secondary until now. The Frecce model envisages connections not only to and from large centres but also to small and medium towns with the creation of larger urban areas.
Strategic junction - The new HS stop in Orte represents an opportunity for development for the entire province of Viterbo, favouring the process of relaunching the local economy and the tourism sector for Tuscia and all of Lazio more generally. Thanks to its position along the border with Umbria, Orte is set to become a perfect catalyst for the adjacent rail network, allowing it to intercept flows of passengers from other realities such as Terni, Orvieto and Spoleto, with a model already successfully tested in cities throughout Lazio such as Frosinone and Cassino, which joined the HS circuit last summer.
Towards the summer - The daily connection via Frecciarossa to and from Orte will be one of the innovations of Trenitalia’s summer timetable and shall make it easier to reach large cities such as Milan, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples. With the arrival of summer, the offer is destined to expand with new trains that will reach seaside and mountain resorts, favouring travel in support of national tourism.