The “Sblocca Italia” (Unlocking Italy) Projects

Regarding the strategic infrastructure investments envisaged by the "Sblocca Italia" (Unlocking Italy) Decree, priority has been assigned to the construction of the Naples-Bari and Palermo-Catania-Messina lines. The goal of reducing costs and construction times by accelerating the authorisation processes for the design stages (implemented through pro tempore provisions taken by the Government Commissioner – the CEO of FS Italiane Group) has led to preparatory work sites being set up in October 2015 (as opposed to May 2017), i.e. one and a half years ahead of the project schedule, as outlined in the institutional development contract signed in 2013.

For more information on which activities are under way, the Government Commissioner's provisions and the progress of the project, visit