Apr 13, 2013 - 09:10 AM
Thank you for your email. First of all, TrenItalia was on strike yesterday from 9-5, but the system is back to normal already. In order to decide which is a better value, tickets or the pass, you will want to compare the cost of the city to city tickets for the trips you want to take, and compare the ticket cost to the cost of the rail pass for the number of travel days and the cost of the mandatory seat reservations. On the high speed trains, the seat reservations typically are an additional $14 per seat, per train.
Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.