Discover Italy by train

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A holiday in Italy is always a good idea. Next time, why not take the train? It’s the perfect way to visit more cities in just a matter of days. 

 

Stop #1: Turin 

 

Photo: David Salamanca

 

Turin, which overflows with baroque, rococo and neoclassical architecture, is a city that is often overlooked. And that’s a shame because it’s packed with treasures just waiting to be discovered. For example: the Palazzo Madama, built between the 16th and 18th centuries.

 

Palazzo Madama — Piazza Castello, 10122 Turin.
American Vintage Turin — Via Giuseppe Luigi Lagrange 29, 10123 Turin. 

 

Stop #2: Milan 

 

Photo: Szymon Fischer

 

A visit to one of the four fashion capitals of the world is a must. If you don’t come for the famous veal Milanese, take the time to wander farther from the Duomo and explore the real city.

 

Duomo — Piazza del Duomo, 20122 Milan. 
American Vintage — Via Ponte Vetero 9, 20121 Milan. 

 

Stop #3: Verona

 

Photo: Suzanne Emily

 

Verona is a traditional Italian city that will delight you with its historic monuments that seem frozen in time. As is the case everywhere in the country, be sure to try the best local ice cream (a little bird told us that it’s at the Gelateria Savoia dal 1939).

 

Gelateria Savoia dal 1939 — Via Roma, 1/B, 37121 Verona. 
American Vintage Verona — Corso Portoni Borsari 10, 37121 Verona. 

 

Stop #4: Bologna

 

Photo: Hugo Kruip

 

Bursting with colour, and calmer than other places prized by international tourists, Bologna can be visited in record time. The drawback of not staying longer: you won’t be able to sample all the specialities (including the traditional stew and the local red Sangiovese wine)!

 

American Vintage Bologna — Via Clavature 7, 40124 Bologna. 

 

Stop #5: Florence 

 

Photo: Drew Dempsey

 

Beware of Stendhal syndrome here! Every street corner reveals another exceptional building. Florence’s reputation as an open-sky museum is well-deserved. To fully enjoy the experience, reserve a table at Buca Mario, which offers traditional dishes and a gigantic dessert trolley.

 

Buca Mario — Piazza degli Ottaviani, 16r, 50123 Florence.
American Vintage Florence — Via Degli Strozzi 8, 50123 Florence. 

 

Stop #6: Rome 

 

Photo: Fineas Anton

 

To make the most of the Italian capital, nothing beats a Vespa scooter. It may be cliché, but it’s also extremely practical. Zoom past the Coliseum, the Pantheon and the Piazza Novana and end your tour in the gardens of the Villa Borghese, while enjoying a delicious gelato.

Villa Borghese — Piazzale Napoleone I, 00197 Rome.
American Vintage Rome, Frattina — Via Frattina 30, 00187 Rome. 

 

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