Have you ever imagined once in a lifetime to board the legendary Trans-Siberian railway, the longest man-made railway line that crosses Russia from west to east, from Moscow to Vladivostok? Surely this experience is not for everyone, also considering the costs.
Do you know that also in Italy there is a historical railway line called “Trans-Siberian of Italy“? It connects Abruzzo and Molise, on a journey on vintage carriages.
Perhaps the comparison to the Trans-Siberian is a bit forced, but the landscapes of Molise and Abruzzo have nothing to envy to the Russian ones. The journey takes a day and it costs approximately 30 euros.
The train leaves from Sulmona, at 328 meters above sea level, then climbs up to 1,268 at the Rivisondoli-Pescocostanzo station and then descends to Castel di Sangro at 793 meters above sea level, going up to San Pietro Avellana and then down again at 423 meters above sea level at the Isernia station.
You travel aboard a historic convoy with carriages built between 1920 and 1930: an incredible experience to relive the atmosphere of a century ago. A slow journey, which will allow you to admire the beauty of superb mountains, pristine valleys and characteristic villages.
There are trains every Sunday and public holidays. The events are organized by Associazione Le Rotaie of Isernia, in collaboration with the Fondazione FS Italiane.