‘Dolce Vita’ prepare will exhibit Italy in type

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The Dolce Vita sleeper train will roll through some of the most spectacular landscapes in Italy, including that of Tuscany.


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It is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe with an immense heritage: world famous cities, spectacular scenery and a world class rail system to get around.

Italy is already a dream destination – now the train experience is to become even more dreamy and a “Treno della Dolce Vita” is planned.

The “Dolce Vita Train” will travel on 10 routes through Italy’s most famous landscapes, in historic trains with retro luxury, Dolce Vita era furnishings. The itineraries will cover 14 of Italy’s 20 regions and reach 128 cities, covering 10,000 miles from north to south. The itineraries range from one to three nights.

Passengers who sleep, eat and be entertained on board, in the style of iconic services such as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Belmond – can travel through the famous Tuscan hills and around Sicily in luxury trains honoring Federico, Fellini’s film of the same name from the 1960s.

The trains are scheduled to hit the market in 2023, but were announced with a test drive from Rome to Civitavecchia on the Lazio coast in a vintage train specially equipped for the occasion.

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Matera, in the Basilicata region, will be on the itineraries.

Celebrity chef Carlo Cracco took care of the trip and gave a taste of what the guests will experience.

The Treno Dolce Vita is a joint project between Trenitalia, part of the Italian state railway Ferrovie dello Stato, and Arsenale SpA, a luxury hotel company that is behind future luxury hotels such as the Soho House in Rome and the Rosewood in Venice.

A spokesperson for the project called it “a new frontier in luxury hotel business” and promised that trains would travel to all of Italy’s attractions – sea, hills, lakes, mountains, medieval villages and foodie destinations.

The project hopes to capitalize on the desire to travel to less visited places and to travel more slowly after the pandemic.

Paolo Barletta, CEO of Arsenale SpA, said: “Tourism is not just about hotels and restaurants. Italy is a 360-degree experience and we have to start over from this experience in order to make a complete offer. ”

He promised that the trains would take tourists on “new routes” to “lesser known places”.

The train travels through the Langhe wine region, Piedmont.

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The train travels through the Langhe wine region, Piedmont.

The experience is heavily driven by the Made in Italy brand, with retro fittings from some of the most famous Italian designers, including Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa and Piero Fornasetti.

The company also promises works of art from the time on board.

The itineraries cover world famous areas such as Val d’Orcia in Tuscany as well as lesser known places. “The Trapani Triangle” will be a slow drive through Sicily that includes destinations such as Taormina, Agrigento and Modica, as well as Trapani and Palermo.

Other routes take guests through less touristy parts of the country, including the Sila Mountains in Calabria and the coast of Basilicata. Matera, the famous cave house town that will star in the upcoming Bond film “No Time to Die”, will also be on the route.

The northern routes include Milan to Cortina through the Dolomites, Milan to Turin through the Piedmont wine country and the Ligurian Riviera.

Each 11-car train will only carry 64 people in 32 cabins – 12 deluxe and 20 suites. On board there is fine dining, live entertainment, a lounge bar and a concierge service to help you with the arrangements on site.

How much the tickets will cost is not yet known.

Can’t wait until 2023? Meanwhile, Trenitalia has announced new routes for summer 2021, including the first Frecciarossa high-speed train between Milan and Reggio Calabria, as well as high-speed routes into the mountains, including Bolzano to Ancona and Milan to Trento and Bolzano. Services are also being intensified along the Adriatic coast.

The way to Channel the Italian Bella Vita Fashion from Wherever

At the southernmost tip of the Italian heel, one destination is on the rise: Salento. The lush Mediterranean peninsula, surrounded by brilliant blue waters and covered in fields of sweet-smelling wildflowers, couldn’t be more picturesque. Puglia is the perfect place to rediscover the best of summer style, with its collection of coastal towns, each embodying typical Italian charm.

To get the ultimate fashion inspiration from afar, BAZAAR and Loro Piana enlisted the always stylish Siem siblings for a look at the Italian locale. The violinist Charlie Siem, the artist Louisa Siem and their collection of fashionable friends went on a weekend tour of the Salento region in Apulia in search of the Italian Bella Vita.

Louisa and Charlie Siem wear the Loro Piana André collection at La Baia Dei Poeti.

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Your wardrobe to spend a wonderful weekend in the Italian sun? The André capsule collection by Loro Piana. Inspired by the poetic hues of ever-changing summer, the new selection of seasonal hues brings the brand’s most iconic summer staples to life. The heart of the capsule is the André linen shirt – a classic men’s button-up – which has been reinterpreted in an elegant selection of sophisticated silhouettes. Whether it’s a chic caftan, a freshly fitting polo and trousers or a flirty dress, the collection perfectly captures the effortlessly stylish Italian spirit that we seek every season of the year – no matter where in the world we are.

Below, follow the Siems and their cohort of stylish friends as they chase the summer sun down to Salento. Whether you are traveling, need a perfect daydream or just want to put on the item, the travel diary is your source of inspiration. In this beautiful part of the world it is worth enjoying every moment – from sunrise to sunset.

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Caterina, Seim’s friend, wears the Loro Piana summer collection in La Guardiola.

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Breathtaking sunrises

In Salento, the day begins with a show of the bright pink sunrise over the Adriatic. For the best view of dawn, travelers traveled to the breathtaking cliffs of Guardiola Beach in the coastal town of Corsano.

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Louisa Siem wears the Loro Piana André collection in Otranto.

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Cliffside walks

Before the afternoon, the Siems and their friends traveled north to the Otranto coast to see the 16th century tower of Sant’Emiliano. The seaside cliffs are covered in poppies and thistle flowers that add a touch of landscape to the coast. It is a natural theater, ideal for thinking about life. In fact, Charlie Siem played “Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice, Op. 6 ”as an ode to the beauty of this remote corner of Italy.

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Local stimuli

In Salentos Santa Maria di Leuca, the adventure awaited the travelers at the lighthouse. Even in the city center, scents of citrus and jasmine are carried by the sea breeze. Apollonian and Epicurean influences that characterize the art of Italian living were evident at every turn – from historical heritage to unspoiled nature to traditional seafood dishes, some of the most enviable in the country. Especially in summer, the region is a perfect symbol of living La Dolce Vita in a real Italian style.

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The friends of Seim, Sami and Seba, wear the Loro Piana summer collection in Gagliano del Capo.

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Picturesque lunch

For lunch, the travelers moved to the Palazzo Daniele – an aristocratic mansion from 1861 in Gagliano del Capo. In typical Italian style, the group gathered around the table to have homemade pasta for an al fresco lunch by the hotel pool. The Palazzo Daniele is more than a simple luxury hotel. It is a retreat for artists and cosmopolitans, elegant travelers and art lovers from all over the world. Gagliano del Capo is located in the extreme south of the Salento peninsula and continues to make international headlines with its creative exhibitions.

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Seim’s friend Sami wears the Loro Piana summer collection in Santa Maria di Leuca.

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Calm colors

Once the blue hues of the sky begin to intensify, it’s time to move towards Porto Badisco. There the colors of the water meet those of the sky to create a landscape suitable for a postcard. Turquoise, dusty blue, intensely cerulean; It is no coincidence that the shades of the sea perfectly reflect those of the André collection.

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Louisa Siem and her friend Viola Arrivabene wear the Loro Piana summer collection in Santa Maria di Leuca.

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Inspirational evenings

At the end of the weekend adventure, the travelers made their way to Punta Ristola – known as the southernmost house in Puglia – for an evening show. The historic mansion, painted in airy white, became the backdrop for a spontaneous concert that demonstrated Charlie Siem’s ​​talent on the violin. The intense blue of his Loro Piana outfit alongside the tonal white painted a striking image that perfectly reflected the essence of the Mediterranean style.

Clouds fading from pink to orange marked the arrival of the most romantic moment of the day: sunset. As the sun set on Poets’ Bay, the travelers surveyed the calm Ionian Sea and found that they were living the Italian Bella Vita.

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Charlie Siem wears Loro Piana André’s shirt in Santa Maria di Leuca.

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