Orient Express La Dolce Vita – Sud Italia: Maratea & Taormina (Rome – Maratea – Taormina – Palermo)

2 Night Journey – Depart from Rome and arrive in Palermo

Orient Express La Dolce Vita invites you on a memorable journey along the coast of Sicily on this two night/one way itinerary.

Your journey begins in Rome as the train travels along the coast to your first stop: Maratea, the “city of 44 churches”. On day two, you will travel via ferry to your end destination, the beautiful island of Sicily. To reach Sicily, the Orient Express La Dolce Vita will be transported on a train ferry from Villa San Giovanni.

Once in Sicily, enjoy a visit to Taormina where you can explore the ancient greco-roman amphitheatre, the Teatro Antico di Taormina.

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 Rome to Palermo Trip
  • 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
  • Visit ancient amphitheatre – Teatro Antico di Taormina
  • Unique train-ferry crossing to Sicily
  • Day 1 – Depart Rome Ostiense Station 11:00*
  • Day 2 – Arrive Palermo Central 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 Rome Ostiense Station
  • Meet in the Dining Car for a lunch serving the best of Italian gastronomy
  • The train reaches Maratea. Discover the “City of 44 Churches” overlooking the sea, followed by a magical stop in front of one of the largest statues of Christ (Cristo Redentore – Christ the Redeemer) followed by aperitivo and a cooking masterclass
  • Enjoy an evening of dining, cocktails and wine, with musical entertainment.
  • Overnight onboard

Day Two aboard Orient Express La Dolce Vita

  • The train arrives at Villa San Giovanni and transfers by train ferry to Messina, Sicily
  • Enjoy breakfast to start the day
  • Arrival in Taormina “Giardini Naxos”
  • Visit of the Greek Theatre -Teatro Antico di Taormina and Sicilian dinner
  • Departure Taormina
  • Overnight onboard

Day Three aboard Orient Express La Dolce Vita

  • Breakfast on board
  • Arrive at Palermo