The timeless magic of Italy combined with the romance of travelling by train is an experience that could leave anyone spellbound. Italy’s scenic rail journeys offer several picturesque views of the Tuscan farmlands, Alpine mountains, volcanic islands, lush green vineyards, serene lakes, and unending gorgeous seaside towns.
If you too are dreaming of a romantic getaway in Italy by rail, then here’s an itinerary to discover the best sights of the European country in 7 days:
Two Nights in Venice
The city of masks, canals and bridges, Venice is the capital of the Veneto region situated on the Adriatic coast. As per seasoned travelers, exploring the Grand Canal by taking a romantic gondola ride is a highly recommended activity. During your 2-night stay, you could visit various tourist spots, such as the cathedral church Saint Mark’s Basilica, Venetian Gothic Doge’s Palace, and the clock tower Torre dell’Orologio, which are situated in St. Mark’s Square. If you are looking for a unique experience, then head to Murano Island for a glass-blowing demonstration.
Two Nights in Rome
Train travel time from Venice to Rome: 3.5-4.5 hours
After love-filled days in Venice, hop on a train to Rome that offers an authentic cultural experience. A sightseeing excursion in Rome is incomplete without seeing the oval amphitheatre Colosseum, Pantheon, Roman Forum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Art aficionados can take a stroll through the Villa Borghese gardens, where you can admire the rare and impressive collection of the Baroque art. You can also rent a rowboat and set on a romantic boat ride in Villa Borghese Lake.
Two Nights/Three Days on the Amalfi Coast
Train travel time from Rome to Sorrento: 3.5 hours (approximately)
The Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers front row seats to the breathtaking Mediterranean landscape. While you could choose any town as your base to explore the coastline stretch, we recommend you book your stay in Sorrento. Spend the next three days exploring the scenic towns dotted around the Amalfi Coast, such as Paestum, Amalfi, Capri, and Pompeii. One experience that you can’t afford to miss is a boat tour of the Capri Island to see the exquisite Blue Grotto sea cave.
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