Orient Express Returns to Italy: Bookings Open From December

Combining the Italian way of life with the contemporary spirit of travel, the Orient Express La Dolce Vita will be taking pre-bookings from this December onwards

A luxury rail tourism project conceived by Arsenale S.p.A. and Orient Express, part of the Accor Group, the train will be welcoming its first passengers in 2024 with experiences designed to add wow-factor like never before.

The decadent train will cross Italy from north to south via six iconic itineraries. The itineraries have been designed to create exclusive travel experiences while revealing the jewels of Italy, from the wonders of the Alps to the paradisiacal beaches of the South, from the beauty of Venice to Rome or Palermo.

As of 2024, the brand’s first hotels – Orient Express La Minerva in Rome and Orient Express Palazzo Donà Giovannelli in Venice – will welcome Orient Express La Dolce Vita passengers, and new routes with international destinations will be added.

The train pays tribute to the years of “La Dolce Vita”, a fantastic period of history, to the artistic and cultural fervour of Italy in the 1960s. Designed by Dimorestudio, the architecture and design studio founded by Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran in 2003, the Orient Express La Dolce Vita train combines the Italian way of life with the contemporary spirit of travel.

The train’s sumptuous decor will be applied to 12 deluxe cabins, 18 suites, 1 “La Dolce Vita” suite and a restaurant, and will boldly celebrate the arts and crafts, design, and creativity of the 1960s and 1970s.

In collaboration with the best international chefs and sommeliers, travellers will enjoy 5-star service on board, discovering the treasures and excellence of the “Made in Italy” way, savouring its gastronomy and the finest Italian wines. At Rome Ostiense station, the Orient Express Lounge will welcome passengers, offering a selection of refreshments and providing advice and recommendations for an unforgettable journey.

With the support of Accor, the official hospitality partner of this project, and thanks to a partnership with Trenitalia – Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato – and the Fondazione FS Italiane, the Orient Express La Dolce Vita will invite passengers to travel along more than 16,000 km of railway lines – reminding them of the country’s historical treasures.

Make it happen
When: The pre-booking system will be open to travellers and travel agents from December 6th. A deposit of €500 is required for all bookings.
How: To pre-book: contact your local reservation desk who will register and check-in priority travellers and call them back in priority before online sales open. Contact information will be available at orient-express.com/la-dolce-vita as of December 6th. 
Cost: Prices start from €2,000 per person per night in a deluxe cabin. Prices will be confirmed according to the itinerary and chosen departure date when pre-booked guests are called back.

Find out more via accor.com

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