Discover Italy, the art cities to reach by train

Discover Italy, the art cities to reach by train

The train is an excellent means of transport. It allows you to cross Italy in a short time, admiring the beauty of the landscapes from the window, from the comfort of your seat. Traveling by train is a unique opportunity to discover the natural and cultural variety of the Bel Paese, its sea, hills, snow-capped peaks, domes and city bell towers. Let’s see together which Italian art cities can be reached quickly and comfortably by train.



Milan is undoubtedly the Italian capital of business, fashion and style.Moreover, it is also a city that boasts such unique treasures of art and architecture as the Duomo and its Madunina, the Pinacoteca di Brera, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Teatro la Scala, and the Castello Sforzesco. Milan is well connected by train with major cities in Italy. From Milano Centrale station it is possible to reach fascinating historic cities such as Turin, Venice, and Bolognain a very short time.



Turin Porta Nuova railway station can be reached by train from Milan in about 1-2 hours. The regional capital of Piedmont was the first capital of Italy, a city with a long history and great elegance, full of palaces and historic cafes. Walk around Piazza Castello, admire Palazzo Madama and the Royal Palace. Visit the Mole Antonelliana, an icon of the city. Inside you will also find the famous Cinema Museum. In addition, remember that the Egyptian Museum in Turin represents one of the most important museums dedicated to ancient Egypt in the world, the second largest after the one in Cairo. Turin is a magical city in the true sense of the word. Learn more about its mysteries by following a tour dedicated to esoteric Turin and its secrets.



Venice is a city that needs no introduction; it is probably the city of art par excellence. Starting from Milan, it can be reached in about 3 hours by train. Arriving by train at the Serenissima‘s lagoon station is a unique thrill: the train tracks pass directly over the water, providing unparalleled views. Once you arrive at Venice’s Santa Lucia station, you can move freely to discover all the charms of the Venetian city, crossing its canals, exploring its calli and labyrinths of narrow streets. Admire the beauty of St. Mark’s Square, the splendor of the Grand Canal, the Doge’s Palace and the Rialto Bridge.



Bologna Centrale train station can be reached from Milan in 1-3 hours, depending on the train chosen. The “city of the two Towers” is one of Italy’s most beloved, known for hosting the world’s oldest university still in operation, the Alma Mater Studiorum. Stroll through the center, passing under its arcades and skirting the buildings with their typical red bricks. Taste famous local gastronomic specialties such as pasta with meat sauce, tortellini and mortadella.



Starting from Bologna, you can reach Florence in less than 40 minutes by train. Florence too, is a city that needs no introduction. It is the cradle of the Renaissance, a symbol of Italian culture in the world. Arriving at the Florence Santa Maria Novella station you can move easily around the historic center, admiring masterpieces such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Novella and the Baptistery, the Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio, the Boboli Gardens, and the splendid Uffizi Gallery. Enjoy local specialties such as Bistecca alla Fiorentina, lampredotto, ribollita, and more.



Starting from Florence, you can reach Rome in just under 1 hour and 40 minutes. Cross beautiful hilly landscapes to reach the Capital of Italy. Get off at Termini Station, from here you can get around on foot or by public transport, admiring some of Rome’s most spectacular sights: the Colosseum, the Imperial Forum, the Vittoriano and the Altare della Patria.Stroll through Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Navona and Via del Corso. Relax in the garden of Villa Borghese and watch the sunset from the Pincio Terrace. Don’t miss a visit to the Vatican and St. Peter’s Cathedral. Get lost in the narrow streets of Trastevere and enjoy a supplì or carbonara to refuel.



Departing by train from Rome, you can reach Naples in just over an hour. The Neapolitan city is one of the most interesting urban centers in the entire Mediterranean. Its cultural life, artistic beauty and the spirit of its people are unparalleled. Observe the beauty of the Mastio Angioino and the Royal Palace, immerse yourself in local folklore and Baroque style as you traverse the streets of the center. Discover the secrets of Castel dell’Ovo, the San Severo Chapel Museum and underground Naples. Enjoy the coastal landscape and views of majestic Mount Vesuvius, one of Continental Europe’s two active volcanoes.


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