Trains in Italy are generally a good value, frequent, and of uneven reliability. On some high-speed routes there is a choice between “Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori” (privately owned) and “Trenitalia” (state owned). On other routes, either Trenitalia or a regional operator provides the service.
Frecciarossa and Frecciabianca are the fastest and most expensive trains. On these, you’ll have the option to choose between first and second class and you’ll have access to top-quality facilities including free wi-fi, newspapers, a restaurant, etc. But if you want to save on the ticket fare, choose a slower Regionale, the no-fuss train that Italians take daily to go to work or school.
Here are the websites for public transport systems of some popular Italian cities:
Please note that these websites may be subject to change and it’s always a good idea to double-check the information before relying on it for your travel plans.