Great Rail Journeys invites you to join us on an unforgettable
rail tour of one of the most romantic, beautiful, culturally-rich
and gastronomically exciting countries in Europe. Italy flaunts its
history and heritage at every turn, and offers something to
surprise or inspire every guest. Exploring Italy by train is by far
and away the easiest and most comfortable way to see this historic
country thanks to an extensive rail network that offers fast and
reliable services to the majority of Italy's most desireable
destinations. Plus, of course, many of Italy's railways afford a
relaxing opportunity to admire Italy's wonderful landscapes.
We've created a collection of Italian rail holidays that cater
for every taste, whether your preference is to admire the
architecture that has made cities such as Rome famous, or you wish
to escape to the beautiful Italian lakes.
Of course, it's perfectly possible to do both if you desire, as
our comprehensive 'Top to Toe' rail tour of Italy charts an
unforgettable course from Turin in the north east to the Sicilian
city of Catania, which resides in the shadow of Mount Etna. Italy
is like an inexhaustible all-you-can-eat buffet of the most
exquisite dishes; it's only when your appetite for remarkable
sights and experiences has been sated by Rome's Colosseum, Vatican
City, the Sistine Chapel, Piza's legendary Leaning Tower, Venice's
canals, and masterpieces by Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Boticelli
that you realise that these are merely the appetisers.
From the restful beauty of Lake Como on a summer's day to the
colourful costumes and excited buzz of Venice's winter carnival,
Italy is a destination for all seasons and all visitors, and a joy
to explore by rail.