July 13, 2024
Groovy Baby! New Vintage Style Passenger Train To Launch In Italy With Posh Amenities

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One of the main draws of traveling to Europe is the timeless streets not often found in the U.S.

While the U.S. is full of unsightly potholes and overpriced coffee at inauthentic cafes, Europe tends to be the opposite.

You know, charming cobblestone streets and delightful sidewalk cafes serving up the best cappuccino you could imagine.

Speaking of cappuccinos, Italy is leveling up with an unforgettable new experience for tourists.

Smiling woman boarding train

Taking the best tidbits of train travel from the 1960s and enhancing the ride with a modern flair, the La Dolce Vita Orient Express is both classic and luxurious.

Although the finishing touches will be in the works for months ahead, tickets are already on sale.

Those wanting the ultimate European experience with “guess what I did!” bragging rights should reserve your place on this vintage this train right away.

Perhaps Europe’s most unique train ride, there will be no more memorable way to explore Italy in 2025.

Why Grab A Seat When You Can Score A Master Bedroom?!

Interior of vintage trainInterior of vintage train

All travelers at one point or another, whether plane, train, or bus, have had to ask ourselves if upgrading seats is worth the splurge.

Not often is the upgrade an entire master bedroom. Usually, a few extra inches of legroom or maybe a USB port are the extra perks, but the La Dolce Vita Orient Express is made different.

Designed with 12 Deluxe Cabins and 18 Suite Cabins, you’ll be fighting the urge the splurge with such enticing amenities on board.

Deluxe Cabins:

Stay luxe in the ‘Deluxe’ with vintage-inspired design with modern comforts. No cheesy Austin Powers-esque shag carpets or pale colors.

Interior of Orient Express train in VeniceInterior of Orient Express train in Venice

Not your average sleeper train with tight-spaced bunks, what about a sofa that turns into a spacious double bed?

Room service is available at the push of a button and what better country to dive into food than Italy with savory eats such as olives, fennel taralli, Italian cheese boards, and breadsticks?

Not to mention the bougie dining car, cocktail lounge, and Italian cafè if you choose to leave your swank digs on board…

These glamorous cabins include window-side tables for wining and dining all while enjoying sweeping views of Italy’s stunning sites.

Suite Cabins:

Window-side table on trainWindow-side table on train

Those wanting the best of the best, a Suite Cabin is for you. Designed and advertised as master bedrooms, this lavish accommodation is as close to a hotel penthouse on rails you’ll find.

Including all the posh amenities of the Deluxe Cabin, booking a suite is for more space, privacy and comfort.

Featuring an optional twin bed, 2 armchairs, a sofa, and private bathroom, this elegant room is a far cry from traditional rail travel.

Where La Dolce Vita Orient Express Goes

City view from cave - Matera, ItalyCity view from cave - Matera, Italy

Italy is one of few places in the world where you feel like you have to see it all. It’s definitely not a ‘one-and-done’ type of destination.

Booking a trip on the La Dolce Vita Orient Express more than covers your bases. From iconic cities to lesser known ancient gems, such as Matera, you definitely won’t go back home with FOMO.

There are 8 curated itineraries to choose from ranging from the charm of Rome, the scenic canals of Venice, to the coastal paradise of Portofino passing through 131 cities in total.

All routes are 1-2 day journeys.

Palermo train station with Italy flagPalermo train station with Italy flag

Book Your Tickets

As of now, all trains depart from either Rome, Palermo, or Catania, which you can select online.

Deluxe Cabins will cost you about $3000, while Suite Cabins run just over $4000.

If you’re chomping at the bit for an Italian adventure, you’ll have to wait until next spring as the train won’t be ready for launch until April 2025.

Good news is travelers can go ahead and make their purchase any time from April to October 2025.

Since these tickets aren’t cheap, it gives you more time to save up for the trip of a lifetime on the famous Orient Express’s latest epic venture as the upscale rail brand discontinued their London-Istanbul route.

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