Just The Ticket! Italy Invests In Luxury And Vintage Train Travel

Italy is hoping to boost its tourism economy by offering a taste of la dolce vita aboard its trains. From vintage services to an opulent sleeper, it’s full steam ahead for Italian train travel. 

Slow Travel on Restored Steam Trains

In April, Italy’s Culture Minister Dario Franceschini announced a €435 million investment in the country’s historic railway lines, as well as notable pilgrimage routes and other cultural itineraries. The funds are helping revive vintage steam engines and electric or diesel locomotives pulling historic carriages decorated in their original livery. 

The trains are running along various historic routes that take passengers to lesser-known destinations around the country. The 10

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