Trenitalia - "business area silenzio"

What is "business area silenzio" versus "business area" on Trenitalia. I'm assuming its a quiet part of train for sleeping! They are same price, from Rome to Naples.
Thx.

Posted by Tim
Knoxville, TN, USA
3057 posts

Yes, it's quiet area away from cellphones and ipods. I guess you can sleep if you want - or work. But it's a designated quiet area.

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
10839 posts

It is a quiet zone. No external noise - cell phones, talking, etc. you could sleep there but it is not designed as a sleeping area as all seats are upright.

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
3290 posts

Business Area Silenzio means no conversation in person or on the phone allowed. It's for business travelers concentrating on work who don't want to be disturbed by constant mobile phones ringing and people talking. Good luck with that one in Italy. No mobile phone talking. That will be the day. How can an Italian not talk to his/her mamma for over 2 hours? I give Trenitalia one year before they pull that seat category out.

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
10839 posts

Roberto, as the resident Italian, you should know that the seating has been around for a number of years.