Traveling with the Treno Natura
Return journeys of Nature Train 2016 thanks to the participation and financing of the project of the Municipalities of Siena, Abbadia San Salvatore, Asciano, Buonconvento, Castiglione d'Orcia, Chiusi, Montalcino, Murlo, San Giovanni d'Asso, San Quirico d 'Orcia, Trequanda, the coordination of the project and the action of the Province of Siena and to the agreement with FS Italian Foundation.
But where does all the success of the Treno Natura come from? Undoubtedly, the main reason is that this lovely steam train really takes you back in time; not only because of the completely original centoporte [multi-door] carriages, but also because of the rural events encountered along the way.
The train ride will stir a whirlwind of emotions that will mesmerise the children and rekindle the memories of those who are a little older. A success confirmed by the great number of travellers who come back, year after year, from all over Italy and not only, to relive this somewhat surreal experience.
Many are the itineraries, unusual and irresistible all of them, because of the beauty of the lands crossed and because some vistas and some perspectives can be enjoyed only from the train.
In some stretches there are no roads besides the railroad and only cultivated fields and flocks of sheep can be seen: time has really come to a stop and the Treno Natura gives us the access key.
You will be able to detrain at romantic stations to then venture along foot trails, to reach churches, towns and castles, to stop at a farm for a tasting and to seize the opportunity to take part in feasts and festivals.
TRENO NATURA 2016 Calendar
13th March - San Giovanni d'Asso
March Truffle Festival
28th March – Buonconvento
Regional Fair Antiques
25th April - Castiglione d'Orcia
1st May - Sant'Angelo Scalo - Montalcino
1st May Feast
8th May - Asciano
Pecorino Cheese and Honey Fair
15th May – Torrenieri - Montalcino
Festival of the train
29th May - Chiusi
The Train in the land of Etruscans
25th September - Buonconvento
Val d’Arbia Fair
9th October - Vivo d'Orcia – Castiglione d’Orcia
Fungo Porcino Fair
16th October - Abbadia San Salvatore
23rd October - Trequanda
New Olive Oil Fair
30th October - Montalcino
Tordo (thrush) Festival
13th November - San Giovanni d'Asso
White Truffle Trade Show
20th November - San Giovanni d'Asso
White Truffle Trade Show
4th December – Siena
Traditional Market in the Piazza del Campo
8th December - San Quirico d'Orcia
Olive Oil Fair
10th December - Asciano
White Truffle of Asciano Trade Show
19th June - San Quirico d'Orcia
4th September – Chiusi
The train in the land of Etruscans
18th September – Murlo
Etruscan Blue, the train in the land of Etruscans
Reservation is required
Times are approximate, because of the train’s vintage characteristics. The programme could undergo slight modifications, which will be promptly communicated. The schedule should be confirmed ahead of each trip.
Information and Bookings
Visione Del Mondo - Agenzia Viaggi
Via dei Termini, 83 53100 - Siena
info on line http://www.trenonatura.terresiena.it