Hidden Europe

Trip by Hidden Europe

Slow trains through Italy

Just look at this one-week tour which has been designed for us by the editors of hidden europe, a publication which surely rates as Europe’s quirkiest travel mag. The All Aboard brief to hidden europe was simple: choose a clutch of fine mid-sized Italian cities, ideally ones which don’t have quite the crowds you find in Milan, Florence or Venice.

They came up with Mantua, Siena, Assisi, Ferrara and Vicenza, so there’s a Renaissance theme to this Italian adventure which starts in Turin and ends in Bergamo. You may want to extend this tour by spending two or even three nights in some of these cities.

Quite a bit of the rail travel is on local trains, so this really is a chance to put your slow travel principles into practice.

Day 1
Turin, Italy
Turin Italy

The trip starts here

11:10 14:18
Changes 1
  1. 11:10 Torino Porta Susa Italy 52min
  2. 12:02 12:20
    Milano Centrale
    1h 58min
  3. 14:18 Mantova Italy
Mantova, Italy
Mantova Italy

Stay 1 night

Day 2
12:37 18:15
Changes 4
  1. 12:37 Mantova Italy 36min
  2. 13:13 13:49
    Nogara
    1h
  3. 14:58 15:27
    Bologna Centrale
    37min
  4. 16:04 16:28
    Firenze S.M.N.
    29min
  5. 16:57 17:08
    Empoli
    1h
  6. 18:15 Siena Italy
Siena, Italy
Siena Italy

Stay 2 nights

Day 4
09:18 14:46
Changes 1
  1. 09:18 Siena Italy 1h 34min
  2. 10:52 12:14
    Firenze S.M.N.
    2h 32min
  3. 14:46 Assisi Italy
Assisi, Italy
Assisi Italy

Stay 2 nights

Day 6
13:17 17:42
Changes 2
  1. 13:17 Assisi Italy 1h
  2. 14:18 14:27
    Terontola-Cortona
    2h 15min
  3. 16:42 17:12
    Bologna Centrale
    30min
  4. 17:42 Ferrara Italy
Ferrara Italy

Stay 1 night

Day 7
13:29 14:32
Changes 1
  1. 13:29 Ferrara Italy 35min
  2. 14:04 14:16
    Padova
    16min
  3. 14:32 Vicenza Italy
Vicenza, Italy
Vicenza Italy

Stay 1 night

Day 8
16:34 18:54
Changes 1
  1. 16:34 Vicenza Italy 1h
  2. 17:37 17:57
    Brescia
    57min
  3. 18:54 Bergamo Italy
Bergamo Italy

Stay 1 night

Turin to Bergamo

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Turin to Bergamo

8 days