If you check the updated 2019 program, you’ll find that the first trip starts on April 22 from Siena and back, passing through Asciano, Monte Antinco and Buonconvento, where you can enjoy the antiques market throughout the streets. There you can visit the museo d’Arte Sacra (museum of sacred art) and the museo della mezzadria (sharecrop museum). Along this journey you can admire the Val d’Orcia, Unesco World Heritage Site since 2004, the hills of the Brunello di Montalcino wine and the Crete Senesi.
On April 25 the journey will take you from Siena to San Quirico d’Orcia where you can stop and discover the beautiful fortress, the old town centre and the artisans' market with street artists performing on your way.
On April 28 from Siena, the train will stop in Torrenieri and a bus will take you to San Quirico d'Orcia to enjoy the local wine festival or go trekking in a guided tour.
On May 1 you can spend a very pleasant labor day at the traditional festival of Sant’Angelo Scalo, surrounded by music, market stands and good food. Folk bands will perform in the afternoon along the streets, where an outdoor country market will be set up.
On May 12 you will travel across Val d’Arbia and Valle dell’Ombrone. The tour will bring you to a special event scheduled in Asciano, with food specialities like the pecorino cheese from the Crete and the precious local honey. Stands will display the renowned typical products along the main street in a special edition of the Crete’s market. There you can also visit the Museo di Arte Sacra, the Museo Etrusco and the Museo Cassioli.
On May 19 in occasion of the train fest and its market, the tour touches Torrenieri, an old village along the Via Francigena.
On May 26 the steam train goes from Siena to Chiusi, crossing the Valdichiana, the plain that spans in the southern part of Tuscany. Once in the Etruscan town of Chiusi you’ll be free to stroll freely around the narrow streets and discover all of its sights. In the afternoon you can also visit the Porsenna Natural Market.
On June 2 the train will stop in Trequanda where you can go trekking in the Crete Senesi with a guide. Then a bus will take you to Asciano to enjoy the Agricrete 2019 festival.
But it’s not over yet! The rides on the Nature Train go on until December 8, leading to Grosseto.
Information and Booking: terresiena.it (make sure you check out the italian version of the page)