There are so many different ways to see Italy, one of them being by train. This exciting method of travel was once the most popular mode of transportation many years ago. Now, however, there is room to stretch your legs, a dining car for you to enjoy your meals, dozens of windows, and spacious cabins throughout your journey. If you have always wanted to see Italy by train, here are the four best trips to take.
The Magic of Sicily
This railway adventure starts off in Palermo, where you’ll go on a guided tour of the city and enjoy a meal at one of the city’s delicious eateries before preparing for departure. The following day takes you to Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples, followed by a day on the Eastern Coast. Day 5 takes you to Mount Etna, then Giardini Naxos, Syracuse, and Ortigia before heading home.
Best of the Italian Lakes
This Eurostar trip will take you to the most beautiful lakes in the country. The train begins in London with a stop in Paris to switch trains before heading to Turin. From there, you’ll enjoy dinner in the city, and the following day you’ll depart for your first lake visit at Lake Orta. The upcoming days will include stops at Lake Maggiore, Isola San Giulio, and Lake Como. This trip will also take you over Europe’s most scenic railroad, Centovalli Railroad. This part of your journey takes you to an Italian speaking part of Switzerland. The final day will have you back at Lake Orta, before the return trip home.
Puglia and Basilicata
Your tour of Puglia and Basilicata also departs from London, heading for Rome, where you’ll spend a few days in the city before starting off. From there, you’ll explore the beauty of Lecce, Otranto, Alberobello, Matera, and Vieste. Along the way, you’ll have opportunities for guided tours through the cities, as well as a trip to an olive mill and a Gargano Peninsula boat trip.
Top to Toe of Italy
This tour is an epic 15-day exploration throughout the country. You will start in Venice before traveling to Florence and Siena. From there, you’ll travel to Pisa, Lucca, then Rome. Three days will be spent in the eternal city before you make your way to Naples and the best of the Amalfi Coast. Eventually, this trip will take you over to Sicily for the final days of your journey before your flight home from Catania’s airport.