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From Roma to the Dolomites: Italy's Winter Wonderland Awaits with Espresso Cadore Train.

Italian Dolomites

Ah, winter in Italy! A season synonymous not just with cozy cafes and cobblestone streets dusted with snow, but also with the thrill of skiing. The Dolomites and the Alps turn into a snowy paradise, luring both Italians and international tourists for a week of skiing, snowboarding, and reveling in the après-ski culture.

Journeying to the Mountains Made Easy

Gone are the days when reaching these frosty heights meant an arduous eight-hour car drive from Rome. The Espresso Cadore, a novel sleeper train, is all set to debut on December 15, transforming the journey into a restful night's sleep.

Espresso Cadore: The Train That’s More Than a Train

The brainchild of FS Treni Turistici Italiani (TTI) under Gruppo FS, Espresso Cadore is not just a train; it's a moving tribute to slow travel. Boarding in Rome on Friday night and arriving in the heart of the Dolomites by Saturday morning, it offers a seamless transfer to Cortina D’Ampezzo with a bus service included in your ticket.

Espresso Cadore train

A Nostalgic Journey with Modern Comforts

Luigi Cantamessa, the mastermind behind TTI, envisions this train as a blend of sustainable travel and a memorable vacation. The Espresso Cadore stands out with its vintage charm, featuring carriages from the 1980s and '90s, plush interiors, and an air of nostalgia.

Onboard Luxury

The train is a moving hotel, offering cozy rooms, a dining car, an all-night bar, and ample space for ski gear. With Wi-Fi, in-room dining, and cabin attendants, it ensures a journey steeped in comfort and convenience. Passengers can even purchase ski passes en route.

Italian Dolomites Skiing

Reimagining Train Travel

The Espresso Cadore isn't about opulent luxury; it's about reviving the essence of train travel with a modern lens. TTI aims to offer experiences that are both delightful and memorable, without sacrificing the needs of the contemporary traveler.

Expanding the Network

TTI isn't stopping here. With plans to connect more Italian cities and offer scenic routes to other stunning locations, it's about making travel an integral part of the holiday experience. The Espresso Cadore, running on select dates, is just the start of this grand vision.

The Future Looks Bright and Sustainable

With a focus on sustainability, TTI is repurposing old carriages, proving that luxury and eco-friendliness can coexist. The upcoming routes, like the Costa Azzurra and Puglia, reflect TTI’s commitment to showing off Italy’s hidden gems.

A Window to Italy’s Beauty

Espresso Cadore offers more than just a ride; it's a journey through Italy's breathtaking landscapes. With its large windows and cozy interiors, it promises to be a preferred choice for travelers heading to Cortina or exploring other stops along the way.

Ticketing and Options

Whether you're opting for a cozy bunk bed or an exclusive cabin, the Espresso Cadore offers a range of choices to suit your travel style and budget.

Espresso Cadore is more than a train; it's a new chapter in Italian travel, inviting you to rediscover the joy of the journey. As you sip on grappa and gaze out at the passing scenery, let this train take you on an adventure through Italy's winter wonderland.

One-way tickets for the Espresso Cadore start at $183 for a bunk bed and breakfast in a six-person cabin and go up to $655 for the exclusive use of a four-person cabin.



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