Later this month, Italy will unveil what has been dubbed the most luxurious and modern high-speed train in Europe.
Described as the "Ferrari of trains", and travelling as fast as a Formula One car, the launch of the Italo will mark the end of Italy's state-run operator's monopoly on rail travel in the country.
The Milan-to-Naples route will also be the first privatised high-speed route in Europe, offering an alternative model to government-funded networks in other countries.
Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Rome.
Source: Al Jazeera