(ANSA) – MILAN, DECEMBER 09 – The Orient Express, the luxury train founded by Georges Nagelmackers and which has become famous in literature, returns to travel on Italian tracks. This was announced by Arsenale and Accor, owner of the Orient Express brand that plan to put 6 trains into operation that will travel under the Orient Express La Dolce Vita brand in 2023. Trips are planned through 14 Italian regions and 3 international destinations that will connect Rome to Paris, Istanbul and Split.
In the capital, visitors will stay in the Orient Express Minerva Hotel, which is scheduled to open in 2024.
“The La Dolce Vita train – explain the promoters – will offer an unparalleled travel experience”, paying homage to the Roman Dolce Vita, a historical period of great eclectic and artistic fervor that began in Italy in the 1960s.
Trips are planned through over 16 thousand km of railway lines, which for 7 thousand km are not electrified and represent a “profound link with the territory and the history of Italy”. The service will be carried out in partnership with Trenitalia and the FS Italiane Foundation, to offer a new concept of “slow tourism” and eco-sustainable to discover forgotten roads, intimate locations and hidden villages.
Each convoy will have 12 Deluxe cabins, 18 Suites and 1 Honor Suite, which together with the restaurant aim to “celebrate creativity and art, drawing inspiration from the influences of the great masters of Italian design of the 60s and 70s”. The livery and interior furnishings are designed by Dimorestudio, the international architecture and design studio founded by Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran in 2003. (ANSA).
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