I was reading my trade press this morning and have seen that Trenitalia is reinstating Third Class on all of its Regional trains. Tickets will not be available on-line or in stations but only in cash direct from the conductor on the train. All fares will be a flat €5.00 regardless of distance.
Old stored carriages will be pressed back into service, There will one row of wooden benches along both walls, and the floor will be covered in straw and sawdust. Passengers will be able to bring up to 3 goats or sheep or two pigs, or up to a dozen chickens. Chickens will be required to be in cages. Horses and cows (including water buffalo) will be banned.
Trenitalia says that there is a big demand for extra low priced tickets, lots of demand from passengers who want to return to their roots, and from farmers who are finding the price of driving to market too expensive.