On 28 April 2012, Italo passed from the start-up phase to normal operation. Italo’s entire family, shareholders and employees, is faced with a much more practical challenge. At the beginning, Italo covered only the Napoli - Roma - Firenze - Bologna - Milano backbone, but constantly increased the connections over the years. The response of passengers has been extraordinary. We added Salerno, and starting from October 2012, also the Roma-Venezia route, which stops at Bologna, Padova and Mestre. Starting on 9 December 2012, Italo also stopped at the Torino Porta Susa station, expanding Italo’s network from its five initial destinations to nine, which soon became ten in June 2013, when operations started at Reggio Emilia’s Mediopadana station.
Italo trains today link 40 stations of 35 cities: Reggio Calabria, Villa San Giovanni, Rosarno, Vibo-Pizzo, Lamezia Terme, Paola, Scalea, Sapri, Vallo della Lucania, Agropoli/Castellabate, Salerno, Napoli, Napoli Afragola, Roma Termini, Roma Tiburtina, Firenze SMN, Bologna, Verona, Bergamo, Rovereto, Trento, Bolzano, Brescia, Desenzano, Peschiera, Vicenza, Ferrara, Rovigo, Padova, Venezia Mestre, Venezia Santa Lucia, Treviso, Conegliano, Pordenone, Udine, Reggio Emilia AV, Milano Rogoredo, Milano Centrale, Torino Porta Susa and Torino Porta Nuova.
Italo integrates its high speed rail network with the road transport of Italobus, which links the high speed rail stations, by means of latest generation buses, to: Mantova, Parma, Cremona, Modena, Longarone, Tai di Cadore, Valle di Cadore, Venas, Peaio, Vodo, Borca di Cadore, San Vito di Cadore, Cortina, Sicignano, Potenza, Ferrandina, Matera, Sala Consilina, Lauria, Frascineto (Castrovillari), Cosenza, Caserta, Benevento, Pompei and Sorrento.
Much progress has been made, always courageously addressing the new challenges and pleasing more and more passengers, but Italo wants to continue to grow further.