1 Night Journey – Depart from Palermo and arrive in Rome

Orient Express La Dolce Vita invites you on a journey along the coast of Sicily, travelling to Rome via Maratea. Your one night/one way itinerary begins in Palermo as you take in splendid views whilst travelling the Sicilian Coast to Messina. Upon arrival in Messina, take the ferry over to Villa San Giovanni and continue your journey overnight. On day two, you’ll enjoy time in Maratea, experiencing “The Wonders of the Tyrrhenian Sea”, before reaching your end destination, Rome. This luxury rail itinerary can also be enhanced with a pre or post hotel stay in Palermo and Rome.

  • Round Trip
  • One Night Aboard Orient Express La Dolce Vita
  • All meals and beverages included in fare
  • Excursions & Entertainment

Guide Price from £1,799pp per night

based on £/€ exchange rate on 11 Jan 2023



Trip Summary & Highlights
  • Round Trip, Two Days – One Night
  • Discover the “City of 44 Churches” – Maratea, overlooked by Cristo Redentore
  • Optional “gozzo”(boat) cave discovery trip
  • Unique train-ferry crossing to Sicily
  • Day 1 – Depart Palermo Central Station 11:30
  • Day 2 – Arrive Rome Ostiense Station 17:30

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.
  • Head for Messina and spend time in your cabin with tea as the ferry crossing takes place
  • Arrive in Villa San Giovanni Pull and prepare for the royal dinner aka Le Grand Soir evening banquet in the Dining Car

Day Two aboard Orient Express La Dolce Vita

  • The train arrives at Villa San Giovanni and transfers by ferry to Messina
  • Enjoy breakfast in your cabin.
  • Arrive in Maratea and discover the “City of 44 churches”, overlooking the sea, followed by a magical stop in front one of the largest statues of Christ in the world – Cristo Redentore (Christ the Redeemer), and a cocktail at the Santa Venere Hotel.The magic continues with a ride on a “gozzo”, the local boat, to explore the caves and secrets of the Maratea coast or a session at the hotel’s pool and private beach
  • Back on board, lunch is served in the dining car
  • Arrive in Rome