Lesser Known Locations of the Italian Lakes
By Joel Draba-Mann
6 November 2015
The lesser known facts and locations of the Italian Lake District and where else to go to escape the fast-growing crowds around the more famous lakes.Read more
From Italy's natural beautiful lakes and endless vineyards to its iconic landmarks such as the Roman Colosseum and canals of Venice
Ancient Roman ruins, pretty Mediterranean coastlines and a famously rich culture are just a few of the characteristics that have made Italy a classic and sophisticated holiday destination. Rail Discoveries' rail holidays tour Italy by train, visiting a selection of the country's renowned cities and more rural locations. From Italy's natural beautiful lakes and endless vineyards to its iconic landmarks such as the Roman Colosseum and canals of Venice, there are plenty of unique attractions throughout the country.
During a grand tour of Italy by train you will have the chance to admire the contrast of rolling hillsides with historical landmarks in comfort. Highlights of Italy include Verona, the setting of Shakespeare's most famous love story Romeo and Juliet. Another popular region is the picturesque setting of Lake Garda, where you can enjoy stunning panoramas. Finally the idyllic terracotta roofs of Tuscany draw many visitors to the strikingly pretty area, which is also famous for its gastronomic delights.
Relax on the shores of beautiful Lake Como on this all inclusive holiday. Discover delightful lakeside towns, cruise across sparkling water and experience the Swiss Alps, travelling on the Bernina Express.… see more
10 days from £1,710 ppView tour details >
Situated in the 'heel' of Italy, lesser-known Puglia is a glorious region of labyrinthine ports, whitewashed villages and ancient historical dwellings. Take in its fabulous attractions during an all-inclusive stay on the coast.… see more
8 days from £1,245 ppView tour details >
Home to world-famous architecture, art and beauty, Italy offers a feast for the eyes to all of its visitors. Rail Discoveries has carefully crafted a variety of escorted holidays which tour Italy by train, with a series of excursions that explore the culture and history of the region. A Tour Manager meets all our guests in London at St Pancras International and escorts the group throughout the holiday, meaning that you can relax, never having to plan further ahead than the next sight or excursion. On many of our excursions a local guide also joins the group to share their in-depth knowledge of the region's history and attractions.
One of the most popular features of Rail Discoveries' escorted Rail Holidays is the sociable group atmosphere. Mealtimes are often included and enjoyed together, offering the perfect opportunity to talk about the day's events with your fellow passengers. However, you are free to spend your time how you wish; you can opt out of excursions if you would like to spend your time exploring independently or relaxing at the hotel. For more information on the accommodation, transport, meals and excursions that are included in each grand tour of Italy by train please read the itineraries that are listed above.