Railpass or individual tix for travel in Italy - please help!

My wife and I will be travelling to Italy next May. Itinerary will include train travel as follows: - Airport to Rome, Rome to Naples, Naples to Sorrento, Sorrento to Naples, Naples to Florence, Florence to Rome. Train travel will occur on 3 days spread out over 2 weeks. Cot of railpass + reservations seems like it will be higher than individual - but wondering if travel will be easier or more flexible on a railpass?

Should we get a railpass or buy individual tix?

Grazie!
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  • Hi Matthew,

    A lot of trains on these routes now offer discounted fares when booked in advance. There are new trains by a comapny called Italo. These trains are not covered by the Eurail pass. However, some of the fares on these trains are exchangeable up to 1 hour prior to train departure.
    With the railpass, it does give you the flexibility to travel when you want, however, you will be traveling during peak times and the trains you desire may be sold out. I would recommend pricing out fares and schedules for your trip as full fare tickets and then price out the pass with reservations for your trains, which run approximately $15.00 per person per train.
    Please note that the pass will not cover the train from Naples to Sorrento. These tickets can only be purchased locally in Naples and cost approximately 5 Euro.

    I hope this information helps you when booking your trip. Please note that the Trenitalia trains can only be booked 90 days prior to train departure where the Italo full fare tickets can be booked 4-6 months in advance.

    Thank you,
    Jen
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