Orient Express La Dolce Vita – Da Palermo A Roma, Alla Scoperta Della Costa Tirrenica (Palermo – Taormina – Maratea – Rome)

2 Night Journey – Depart from Palermo and Return to Rome

Orient Express La Dolce Vita invites you on a two night journey along the coast of Sicily, travelling to Rome via Maratea.

Your two night, one way itinerary begins in Palermo as you take in splendid views whilst travelling to Taormina where you can explore the ancient greco-roman amphitheatre, the Teatro Antico di Taormina.

Day two the train makes its way to Messina, where you take the train ferry over to Villa San Giovanni and continue your journey on to Maratea, experiencing “The Wonders of the Tyrrhenian Sea”. Enjoy authentic local dining with cooking materclasse before returning to your train. After breakfast, arrive in Rome for the end of your journey.

This luxury rail itinerary can also be enhanced with a pre or post hotel stay in Rome and Palermo or form part of a larger fully ATOL bonded trip with flights.

  • One Way Palermo to Rome
  • Two Nights Aboard Orient Express La Dolce Vita
  • All meals and beverages included in fare
  • Excursions & Entertainment

Guide Price from £6,495pp

based on £/€ exchange rate on 12 April 2024



Trip Summary & Highlights
  • One Way journey, Three Days – Two nights
  • Discover the “City of 44 Churches” – Maratea, overlooked by Cristo Redentore
  • Unique train-ferry crossing Sicily/Italy
  • Day 1 – Depart Palermo Central Station 11:30*
  • Day 3 – Arrive Rome Ostiense Station 09:00*
*exact timings may vary

Detailed Itinerary

Day One aboard the Orient Express La Dolce Vita

  • Board the Orient Express La Dolce Vita at Palermo Central Station
  • Enjoy lunch in the Dining Car and savor the finest flavors of Italian gastronomy.
  • Arrival in Taormina “Giardini Naxos”
  • Visit of the Greek Theatre -Teatro Antico di Taormina and Sicilian dinner
  • Departure Taormina
  • Overnight onboard

Day Two aboard Orient Express La Dolce Vita

  • Enjoy breakfast in your cabin.
  • The train arrives at Messina for the train ferry to Villa San Giovanni
  • Lunch on board
  • Arrive in Maratea and discover the “City of 44 churches”
  • Visit one of the largest statues of Christ in the world – Cristo Redentore (Christ the Redeemer), experience cooking masterclass and typical dinner
  • Back on board, depart Maratea
  • Night on board

Day Three aboard Orient Express La Dolce Vita

  • Breakfast on board
  • Arrive at Rome Ostiense