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Reservations opening this April for La Dolce Vita Orient Express

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Each itinerary is a tapestry of delights, promising a voyage as captivating and vibrant as Italy itself.

La Dolce Vita Orient Express announces that sales will officially open this April, marking an important milestone for an unparalleled travel experience in one of the world’s most cherished destinations: Italy.

The opening dates were shared at this year’s DUCO Travel Summit in Milan, Italy – complete with the unveiling of the mock-up cabin of the long-awaited train and introducing Samy Ghachem, the newly appointed General Manager of La Dolce Vita Orient Express. This moment follows a successful pre-sales period initiated in December 2022, during which an impressive 400 cabins have already been pre-booked. La Dolce Vita Orient Express marks the first Orient Express experience tailor-made alongside hospitality partner Arsenale and with the support of Trenitalia Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato and Fondazione Fs e Treni Turistici Italiani, inviting those with a taste and passion for extraordinary travel to partake in an iconic ‘Made in Italy’ journey.

A dedication to life, freedom, indulgence, and pleasure, La Dolce Vita Orient Express invites travelers to immerse themselves in the spirit of the 1960s while exploring the wonders of Italy from the comfort of its cabins and suites. With nine iconic journeys, each promising a blend of luxury, culture, and history, La Dolce Vita guarantees an unforgettable adventure, with its first departures taking place in the Spring of 2025.

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. The exceptional experience combines the Italian way of life with the contemporary spirit of travel. The trains sumptuous essence will live through its 12 deluxe cabins, 18 suites, a “La Dolce Vita” suite and a restaurant, lounge, and bar, all boldly celebrating the art, design, and creativity of the 1960s and 1970s.

Travelers can choose from 9 captivating itineraries (season depending), each unlocking the joys of Italian regions. On the agenda:

  • The thrilling Coast to coast, Venezia e Portofino;
  • The enchanting Bella Italia, Venezia e Siena;
  • The adventurous Matera e Palena ‘La Transiberiana Italiana’;
  • The scenic Montalcino, ‘Viaggio tra i vini Italiani’;
  • The tantalizing Monferrato ‘Vino e Tartufo’;
  • The sun-soaked Sud Italia – Maratea e Palermo;
  • The coastal exploration from Palermo to Roma, ‘Alla scoperta della costa Tirrenica;
  • The awe-inspiring ‘Le meraviglie della Sicilia’;
  • Or, ‘Le meravigle della Sicilia e del Mediterraneo’.

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 La Dolce Vita lounge will welcome passengers to indulge in a relaxing pre-boarding experience, setting the perfect tone to prepare travellers for their extraordinary journey.

Gilda Perez-Alvarado, CEO Orient Express states: “We are thrilled to officially open the doors to a new era of travel with La Dolce Vita Orient Express. This endeavour embodies the essence of exquisite exploration, where sophistication meets adventure. As we embark on this journey together, we invite travellers to experience the pinnacle of elegance and excitement, immersed in the charm and splendour of Italy.”

Paolo Barletta CEO Arsenale Group expresses: “Today marks a concrete step towards the realization of a dream for many, but also the beginning of a new Italian frontier in the luxury market. We have created a new market segment: Rail cruises, and the response from pre-bookings has already signaled the success of this initiative. Italy can once again play a leading role, not only nationally but also internationally in the world of tourism, increasingly intercepting high-end tourism and creating a winning model. That’s why we have decided to invest in a unique product capable of creating the conditions to welcome millions of travelers in a new, entirely Italian form of slow, sustainable, and luxury tourism”.

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