Orient Express: La Dolce Vita train. An Arsenale - Accor venture for 14 Italian regions, Paris, Istanbul and Split

Wednesday, 22 December 2021 11:09
©Rendering Orient Express La Dolce Vita by Dimorestudio - OE Suite ©Rendering Orient Express La Dolce Vita by Dimorestudio - OE Suite

For the Dolce Vita train the Orient Express company is no longer just a precious source of inspiration. Because the Arsenale company has partnered with the Accor Group, holder of the most iconic railway brand in the world, to launch the Orient Express La Dolce Vita in 2023. The six branded trains will travel a series of routes through 14 Italian regions as well as international destinations, connecting Rome to Paris, Istanbul and Split. 

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16,000 kilometres of tracks linked to the history of Italy

Passengers on the La Dolce Vita train will be able to travel through 14 regions over 16,000 kilometres of tracks, 7,000 kilometres of which are not electrified and represent a profound link with the history of Italy. The routes are designed to provide travel experiences from one to three nights, and will mainly be in Italy, where the Alps, hilly landscapes and southern beaches will take centre stage. In addition, three routes will connect Italy to Paris, Istanbul and Split.

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The Executive lounge in Rome’s Termini station

Before departing from Rome’s Termini station, the Orient Express Executive Lounge will welcome passengers in a convivial and elegant area complete with services and dedicated staff. And from 2024 visitors will be able to stay in Italy’s first Orient Express hotel, the Minerva in downtown Rome. As for the trains, the furnishings of the 12 deluxe cabins, 18 suites, Honour Suite and restaurant celebrate creativity and art, drawing inspiration from the influences of the great masters of Italian design of the 1960s and 1970s.

Orient Express Fonds de dotation Orient Express Heritage© Fonds de dotation Orient Express Heritage

“It’s a great honour and privilege to work with Orient Express”

“It is a great honour and privilege to work with Orient Express, one of the most prestigious luxury brands in the world - underlines the CEO of Arsenale, Paolo Barletta. “We want to take travellers along new routes, places that will create dedicated Italian experiences with authentic local warmth. The journey itself becomes the destination and Italy will never have been so close and sensational. "

“Train journeys that go beyond our imagination in terms of luxury experiences”

“We at Accor consider it an immense privilege to restore the historic Orient Express brand - adds the president and CEO of Accor, Sébastien Bazin - these new train journeys go far beyond our imagination of what is possible in terms of luxury experiences.”

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