Italo vs Trenitalia, Rome to Florence

Hi, I'm anxious to get Rome-Florence tickets for my family's trip in May. We could have gotten Super Economy tickets (19E) on Trenitalia a while ago since they allow booking about 120 days out, I believe. But we decided to wait for Italo tickets to become available, mostly because their lowest price was not that different (20E) and we figured we could eliminate the odds of catching Trenitalia in a scheduled strike. However, we've heard that Italo tickets are 90 days out (correct me if wrong here) and we should be in that window now, but I'm coming up empty on their website. As of today, the latest I can get a ticket is May 6, and we need tickets for May 17. Can anyone explain? Do we just keep waiting to buy online or go for Trenitalia now, which of course is now more expensive?
Thanks for advice!

Posted by donna
cranberry twp, PA, United States
3190 posts

It could be just like everything else in Rome, 90 days is more a suggestion than a had number. I would just keep checking the site. Donna

Posted by Stephen
354 posts

I just checked Trenitalia...they have Super Economy fares listed for 19 euros on May 17th for multiple trains between Roma Termini and Firenze SMN. I also checked Treno and couldn't get a ticket after May 6. I'm not sure what's up there.