I need to travel from Lecco to Rome by train, in July. I am used to buying a single journey on a single ticket, since I believe that I will get more assistance if I bought the journey that way and the first train was late - compared to what I would get if I travelled with two separate tickets.
The problem is that timetables or prices for Lecco-Milan are not yet available, but tickets for the Milan-Rome leg are being sold and prices may rise based on demand. I know I can buy Lecco-Milan from the station for a fair price, but I am concerned about the transfer if I had two tickets.
When can I expect the regional tickets to be available in Trenitalia's website? Should I simply book Milan-Rome separately from Trenitalia or even from Italo to avoid paying too much? Is doing a single purchase a less risky strategy, anyway?