The lockdown and more generally the health emergency have inflicted a severe blow on tourism and travel, especially international ones. Rail tourism has also suffered a lot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic , but now, albeit with great caution, it seems that this activity can finally resume, allowing you to visit the most fascinating places in our Italy.
It is above all the historic trains that attract tourists, who also come from abroad to admire the enchanting landscapes aboard carriages that travel along paths of other times. Gradually this possibility is being granted again, always respecting the anti-Covid rules, starting with the spacing of seats on board the trains and the obligation of protective masks.
But which are the most popular historical routes for travelers? The most famous is perhaps the Sulmona-Carpinone , in Abruzzo and Molise, better known as the “Trans-Siberian of Italy”. A unique, fully engaging experience, at over a thousand meters above sea level, crossing the Majella National Park and the peaks of the two regions. The first train left on Saturday 1 August and immediately sold out. It will be possible to travel on the Trans-Siberian of Italy every weekend until December 2020.
Sebino Express and Laveno Express, Lombardy also starts again with historic trains
Also exciting is the Sebino Express , which from Milan leads to Lake Iseo, which started again on 6 September. And again in Lombardy, it is worth mentioning the Laveno Express , which takes tourists from Milano Centrale to Laveno, on Lake Maggiore, aboard a steam locomotive.
“The crisis generated by the coronavirus forces us to rethink the offer of the travel experience – explains Gianfranco Battisti, managing director of the FS Italiane Group – putting people and health safety at the center and redistributing tourist flows to non-traditional destinations through rediscovery of forms of slow tourism on board the historic trains of the FS Foundation “.