Buckle your seatbelts: New direct high-speed services will soon whisk passengers from the northern city of Turin to the southern tip of Calabria, state railway company, Trenitalia, and its rival, Italo, both announced this week.

Trenitalia’s high-speed trains will start rolling on June 3, which coincides with the gradual relaunch of travel across Italy and the EU, according to The Local website. Italo trains will hit the route–which runs from Turin to Reggio Calabria–on June 14.
As of Friday morning, there have been at least 231,700 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 33,142 deaths in Italy, according to the Italian Department of Civil Protection.
New cases hit a peak on March 21, when 6,557 infections were reported; however, that daily case tally has dwindled by roughly 598 cases were reported on May 28.

It’s an encouraging sign as the country has slowly lifted its strict lockdown.
Over the last four weeks, factories, construction sites, restaurants, bars, clubs, and churches have reopened.

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