We had never thought that the experience with the Treno Natura could be so fantastic. On one side it was the funny feeling of travelling in this lovely steam train, that really takes you back in time. Then the pleasure to enjoy the view from the Train windows: beautiful vistas, fields, flocks of sheep.
Perspectives which can be enjoyed only from the train.
During the journey, we had the possibility to detrain at romantic stations, venture to visit lovely little towns, castles, stop at a farm and take part in feasts and festivals.
Here we name Treno Natura leaving from Siena but visiting their website you’ll find other trains leaving from other towns and later in Fall/Autumn.
TRENO DELLA VAL D’ORCIA e DELLE CRETE SENESI
Provisional Timetable subject to possible variations
April 22 Steam train to the Regional Fair of Antiquities
April 25 Spring Festival Castiglion d’Orcia
April 28 Orcia Wine Festival
May 1st Maggiolata san’tAngelo Scalo
12 Asciano Market of Crete Senesi
19 Torrenieri train Celebrations (Montalcino)
26 Maggio Chiusi The Train of the Etruscans
June 2 Asciano The train of the Earth
These beautiful journeys are organised by “F.T.I. – Ferrovie Turistiche Italiane”(Italian Tourist Railway), a volunteer association with a meaningful history behind itself and great in developing this environmental-friendly tourism.