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A new sleeper train from Rome to the Dolomites is launching soon

It’s one of Italy’s new vintage tourist routes – and you can book your tickets from tomorrow

Liv Kelly
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Liv Kelly

Earlier this year, Italy announced the launch of a series of vintage trains for tourists in a bid to encourage more sustainable travel, and excitingly, the first one is about to depart. 

Given that ski season is right around the corner, there couldn’t be a better time for the launch of this sleeper train, which will take travellers from Rome to Cortina d’Ampezzo, a world-famous resort in the Dolomites.

Departing from Rome Termini on Friday evenings, the Espresso Cadore train will carry travellers north through breath-taking mountain views, and arrive in the resort by Saturday morning. 

The plan is for the 220-bed service to run every week from December 15, with tickets going live on the Trenitalia website tomorrow (November 18). And there’ll be a few options to choose from: first and second-class two-person carriages, or four and six-person sleepers for bigger groups. 

The Italian rail operator behind all the new trains, Ferrovie dello Stato, is keen to encourage more sustainable travel by transforming the journey into part of the holiday. And with a restaurant car, all-night bar, scenic views and storage for all your ski equipment, it sounds like they’ve achieved just that. 

But like we said, this is just one of some truly dazzling new routes that are in the works. Also due to depart are some luxury alternatives on already popular lines, as well as new slower-paced regional trains to spotlight lesser known areas. 

You can read more about our coverage of the new vintage train routes here, or check out these fantastic sleeper routes which trundle all across Europe. Alternatively, have a read of the very best places to visit in Italy, or check out our picks of the most affordable ski resorts in Europe

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