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If you have more than one destination in mind, train holidays in Italy provide a relaxed and scenic way to get around the country and see its many sights. Italy’s modern high-speed rail network links the major cities, while smaller towns are reached by slower local trains which offer some of the most picturesque journeys.

You can even travel to Italy on the train by taking the Eurostar to Paris, then on to Milan or Turin. For a truly stylish way to travel there’s always the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, where the journey from London to Venice really does become part of your holiday.

 

Italy by Rail: Holiday Itineraries

Citalia’s train experts can take the strain for you by arranging a bespoke itinerary and booking your tickets, so you just need to start thinking about where you would like to visit.

For a taste of what’s possible check out some of our suggested rail tours, whether it’s exploring the cultural highlights of Venice, Florence and Rome, or heading down south to the rugged beauty of Sorrento and Sicily

Here’s a few of our favourite itineraries to get you dreaming…

Italy’s ‘big three’ cities are connected by efficient high-speed services, making it easy to combine all of them in one culture-packed trip.  

  • 10-day suggested rail itinerary
  • Explore Venice's lagoon islands
  • Tour the museums of Rome and Florence

After exploring the Eternal City, you’ll spend some time in Sorrento (gateway to the Amalfi Coast) before finishing up in Sicily. 

  • 13-day suggested rail itinerary
  • City sightseeing in Rome
  • Relax on the coast in Sorrento and Sicily

Start off exploring Venice’s canals and palazzi, then head west to fair Verona. Once you've toured the amphitheatre and gazed up at Juliet's balcony, it's just a short train ride to Lake Garda's southern shore.

  • 9-day suggested rail itinerary
  • Take in the sights of Venice and Verona
  • Tour Lake Garda's waterside towns 

Undoubtedly one of the most romantic rail journeys there is, step back in time and enjoy a journey with a difference aboard this iconic vintage train.

  • Enjoy champagne in Bar Car 3674
  • Elegant cuisine and three individually styled restaurant cars
  • Combine your rail journey and explore the sights of Venice

 

On The Blog

One, two and three-week itinerary ideas for exploring Italy by rail. 

An interview with one of our experts about his rail trip to Paris, Bologna and Verona. 

What you need to know about travelling on Italy's high-speed trains.  

Content Manager Laura travels between Venice, Rome and the Amalfi Coast by train.