However, don't go planning your summer trips to Italy around this train. The service won't officially begin until mid-December. (December 13 is the possible date.) Then, trains will run every 15 minutes for a total of 51 daily trips. Nineteen of those will be non-stop.
All this train travel is good for us scaredy cats afraid of flying but it's certainly a blow to Alitalia Airlines, which has already suffered quite a bit recently.
Prices for the train rides are not yet up but FS Italian Railways (Trenitalia) promised a more flexible pricing structure with reduced fares depending on time of year, departure times and days of the week. Currently, tickets for a Milano to Roma trip starts at 67.50 Euros.