TRENO by Michelangelo | Discover the real Italy by rail
As one of the best-connected countries by rail, getting around Italy by train is not only easy but also an authentic way to travel. Rail travel in Italy offers visitors a relaxed way to become acquainted with the culture and beauty of the country.
Many of our standard coach tours can incorporate day excursions by rail. These trips offer an interesting and nostalgic insight into Italy’s culture, people and traditions, often using vintage rolling stock and engines to transport the visitor back to a time when travel was undertaken at a more leisurely pace. Hop on and discover Italy’s most stunning landscape.
We are excited to share our favourite train tours with you…. All aboard!
LAKE MAGGIORE | Centovalli
Take a panoramic train journey through the picturesque “One Hundred Valleys” passing over deep gorges and ravines with gushing waterfalls. Travel across colourful alpine meadows, over numerous bridges, alongside thick forests and through sleepy villages on one of Europe’s most scenic railroads.
LAKE ISEO | Tasting Train
Pulled by an early twentieth century diesel engine the “Treno dei Sapori” takes you along the ancient tracks around the Camonica Valley. It is the journey itself rather than the arrival at your destination which is pleasurable. Hop on and admire the stunning scenery while nibbling typical products served with a delicious glass of bubbly Franciacorta wine.
Tuscany | Vintage Steam Train
Ride on an old steam engine train and indulge in a scenic journey through the rolling Tuscan countryside. Departing from Siena, the train alternates routes, taking you to the gorgeous Val d’Orcia, to Asciano, Montalcino and other historic towns, where you can enjoy special food markets, antique markets, festivals or other fun activities.
Liguria | Genoa – Casella
A great way to explore inland Liguria is by boarding the historic train that links Genoa to Casella in the Apennine Mountains. This narrow-gauge railway takes you along a beautiful scenic 25 km route featuring fortresses, broad valleys, woods, aerial views of the historic Aqueduct and charming villages as you journey into the hills.
SWITZERLAND | Bernina Express
Enjoy a breathtaking train ride through Alpine scenery on a line that runs between Tirano in Italy and Chur in Switzerland. This route along the highest railway across the Alps provides travellers with splendid views of the majestic mountains, glaciers, valleys and Alpine peaks while bridging great differences in altitude.
ITALY | By High Speed Train
With some of Europe’s fastest trains and most scenic routes, Italy is a great place to travel by train. Italy’s high-speed rail network enables swift travel throughout the peninsula and connects a range of Italian cities in comfort in just a few hours.
We organise bespoke rail arrangements which connect iconic destinations by Italy’s quick and very efficient rail network. Here, train travel is the primary mode of transport with just occasional use of coaches to transport you to your excursions. This format is ideal for smaller groups travelling to Italy by rail or air, and we accommodate parties close to the rail stations in each case.
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