The Thello joint venture will offer couchette and two classes of
sleeper accommodation on its services which will run via Dijon,
Brescia, and Verona. Each train will include a restaurant car seating
36 passengers, and breakfast will be served to sleeper passengers.

Thello was created under a partnership agreement signed between the two
companies in January. French National Railways (SNCF) leasing subsidiary
Akiem will provide the locomotives for the trains.

Trenitalia and SNCF recently withdrew sleeping cars from the trains
they jointly operate under the Artesia brand; the Paris - Milan -
Venice Stendhal and the Palatino from Paris to Rome. The restaurant car
has also been withdrawn from the Stendhal.