Italy's Most Scenic Train Journeys

We’re big fans of train travel and when it comes to rail adventures in Europe, Italy is high up on our list. And how could it not be? With some of the fastest trains and most scenic routes on the continent, you can soak up the splendour of the countryside as you whistle between culture-filled city and coast stops.

Topping the charts of Italy's most scenic train journeys is the two-hour trip between Venice and Florence. With heaps of things to do in both places - from city tours with local guides to visits to the many museums and galleries - this is the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax, and master the art of dolce far niente (the sweetness of doing nothing).

Another firm favourite when it comes to Italy's most scenic train journeys is a tour by train of the country's lovely lakes and sparkling coastline. Beginning with a stay on gorgeous Lake Como, wind your way through Florence, Rome and Naples towards the Amalfi Coast where we can book you a table at the finest restaurants in town and arrange for you to stay in a beautiful hotel with to-die-for views.

If you're after a hit of ancient culture on your train trip, the journey between Naples and Pompeii should definitely be on your list. While travelling down the spine of Italy, you'll pass through tiny villages, remote vineyards and vast valleys, and be rewarded with views of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples along the way.

It goes without saying that we'll be there every step (or chug?) of the way before and after your trip, booking you bespoke experiences, after-hours tours and gastronomic indulgences, but so will our clued-up Concierges who live and work in the country and who know it like the back of their hand. They can help you with everything from changing train tickets to recommending cosy bars and secret spots to escape the crowds.

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: Indicates itineraries that can be done entirely, or partially, by train.

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Harriet, Arran, Kate L and Charlotte H are our 'Italy's Most Scenic Train Journeys' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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