Need to know La Dolce Vita Orient Express info

Bookings for Italy's new luxury rail travel project launch online in 7 days

Arsenale Group, the Italian company behind the brand-new luxury tourist rail business La Dolce Vita Orient Express, hosted Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni aboard a mock version of the upcoming rail experience yesterday at the three-day Italian international wine and spirits exhibition, Vinitaly, currently taking place in Verona.

Paolo Barletta, CEO of Arsenale Group, escorted PM Meloni on the tour of the carriages that will make up La Dolce Vita Orient Express, which is scheduled to launch in the Spring of 2025.

The occasion also held significance as it marked the first ‘Made in Italy’ National Day for the European country, celebrated on 15 April.

Lounge, La Dolce Vita Orient Express

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As flagged recently by LATTE, reservations opened for La Dolce Vita Orient Express this month – via the firm’s global reservations team – ahead of a new online system that will launch in a little over one week, on 20 April 2024.

In the meantime, the website offers greater insight into the hardware and of the eight itineraries that will unlock 14 Italian regions, from Northern to Southern Italy. Those itineraries include the following:

Below is further ‘need to know’ information LATTE has obtained from the recently launched website of La Dolce Vita Orient Express.

Dining cart, La Dolce Vita Orient Express

Departure times

Morning departures aboard La Dolce Vita Orient Express will leave from 11am, while afternoon departures will set off from 5pm. Check-in opens three hours before departure time.


La Dolce Vita Orient Express includes accommodation, the table d’hôte, beverages (included select wine and spirits, mineral water, soft drinks, tea and coffee), onboard entertainment, excursions, as well as all applicable taxes. Some premium wines and spirits and some à la carte dishes are subject to an extra charge.


All cabins and suites (double bed or twin) can accommodate up to two guests. La Dolce Vita Suite and Suite cabins can accommodate a third guest under 12 years of age.

Guests will have two cabin categories available to select from: 7-sqm Deluxe Cabins (of which there are 12) and 11-sqm Suite Cabins (of which there are 18), the latter featuring two armchairs, a table, sofa and ensuite bathroom.


La Dolce Vita Orient Express is also able to host groups of up to 62 guests on bespoke journeys. Groups can book a whole carriage, handled vai the Concierge Desk.


Guests of La Dolce Vita Orient Express are

encouraged to dress casual and in comfortable attirefor daytime excursions, however by night the mood gets more formal.

“For dinner onboard or during evening events off board, many guests wear their most glamorous finery for the occasion. A formal attire is therefore strongly recommended,” the website recommends.

Meanwhile, tipping is at the discretion of the passenger.


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