Pre-registrations open for Orient Express’ luxury Italian rail project

The Orient Express La Dolce Vita now slated to launch in 2024

The Orient Express La Dolce Vita, Lounge © Dimorestudio

Pre-registrations for The Orient Express La Dolce Vita luxury rail journey through Italy have opened this week. Originally planned to debut in 2023, The Orient Express La Dolce Vita is now slated to launch in 2024. The brand-new, top-of-the-line rail experience will offer a new way to explore the jewels of Italy, from the Alps to the beaches of the south, and from Venice to Rome or Palermo.

As of 2024, the brand’s first hotels – Orient Express La Minerva in Rome and Orient Express Palazzo Donà Giovannelli in Venice – will also welcome Orient Express La Dolce Vita passengers, and new routes with international destinations will be added.

The Orient Express La Dolce Rail, Suite © Dimorestudio

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As LATTE flagged previously in July 2021, The Orient Express La Dolce train combines the Italian way of life with the contemporary spirit of travel.

The train’s decor will be applied to 12 deluxe cabins, 18 suites, 1 ‘La Dolce Vita’ suite and a restaurant, and will boldly celebrate the arts and crafts, design, and creativity of the 1960s and 1970s.

In collaboration with the best international chefs and sommeliers, travellers will enjoy 5-star service on board, discovering the treasures and excellence of the ‘Made in Italy’ way, savouring its gastronomy and the finest Italian wines. At Rome Ostiense station, the Orient Express Lounge will welcome passengers, offering a selection of refreshments and providing advice and recommendations for an unforgettable journey.

With the support of Accor, the official hospitality partner of this project, and thanks to a partnership with Trenitalia – Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato – and the Fondazione FS Italiane, the Orient Express La Dolce Vita will invite passengers to travel along more than 16,000 km of railway lines – reminding them of the country’s historical treasures.

The Orient Express La Dolce Vita, restaurant © Dimorestudio
The Orient Express La Dolce Vita, Suite © Dimorestudio

Travel advisors and travellers are now able to pre-book for the journey. Registered travellers will be added to the priority list and contacted before sales open to the public.

To be considered as a “priority traveller”, guests will be required to pre-book for a value of €500 (refundable at any time). If the final booking is confirmed, the €500 deposit will then be deducted from the final price of the complete trip.

Prices start from €2,000 per person per night in a deluxe cabin, with final pricing to be confirmed according to the itinerary.


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