Vintage train in Tuscany

Vintage train
Vintage train
Once upon a time, in a far away land... if you like fairy tales and if you have always dreamed of traveling in a steam locomotive through beautiful and ancient villages...well, in Tuscany you can do it. Although in Italy there are some of the fastest and most modern trains of the world - like Freccia Rossa and Freccia Argento – it's possible to book a tour to travel in a  vintage steam locomotive to discover the Tuscan nature or to taste typical Tuscan ingredients. These tours are not available every day but only in special occasions so you'd better make sure they are available in advance.

Vintage railcars and steam train tours

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgSw7sx_hCE[/youtube] The travel takes place on a vintage diesel or steam train. It lasts the whole day and there is only one departure. The train ride is always combined with special events, feasts and festivals in various municipalities of the province, with bus excursions to reach the event locations.The tour lasts the whole day and there is only one departure from Siena. trenonatura

Calendar:

May 2010
  • May 16th: Monte Labro - Wildlife Park -  Vintage railcars from Siena
  • May 23rd: Vivo d'Orcia - Headwaters - Vintage railcars from Siena
  • May 30th: Sant'Antimo - The singing stones - Vintage railcars from Siena
June 2010
  • June 6th: Miner's train in Abbadia San Salvatore - Vintage railcars from Siena
  • June 13th: Train to the Sienese Crete e Val d'Orcia - Vintage railcars (special events) from Siena
  • June 27th: Maremma park -Vintage railcars (special events) from Siena and Chiusi
September 2010
  • September 5th: Train of the Etruscan to Chiusi - Vintage railcars (special events) from Siena
  • September 12th: Sienese Crete market in Asciano - Vintage railcars from Siena
  • September 19th: Sienese Crete market  in Asciano; Museum Day - Vintage railcars from Siena
  • September 26th: Festival of Val d'Arbia in Buonconvento - Vintage railcars from Siena
October 2010
  • October 3rd: Festival of the Wine and Pig Feast in Asciano - Steam train from Siena
  • October 10th: Monte Amiata Train - Vintage railcars from Siena
  • October 17th:  Festival of Porcini Mushrooms in Vivo d'Orcia - Vintage railcars from Siena
  • October 24th: Chestnut Festival on Mount Amiata - Steam train from Siena
  • October 31st: Chestnut Festival Train in Piancastagnaio - Vintage railcars (special events)
November 2010
  • November 1st: Miner's train in Piancastagnaio - Vintage Railscars from Siena
  • November 7th: Truffle Market in San Giovanni d'Asso - Steam train from Siena
  • November 14th: Truffle Market and Exhibition in San Giovanni d'Asso -Steam train from Siena
  • November 21st: Truffle Market and Exhibition in San Giovanni d'Asso - Steam train from Grosseto
December 2010
  • December 8th : Olive Oil Festival in San Quirico d'Orcia - Steam train from Siena
  • December 31st: New Year's train - Vintage railcars from Siena

Booking information:

The best way to book a tour is calling the station of Siena:
  • Phone number: +39 0577.207413 (from Monday to Friday - 09am to 1pm)
  • Cell numer: +39 338.8992577 (every day)
Read more about the Vintage Train in Tuscany: