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14.10.2012 - 16.12.2012

Province of Siena and Grosseto, October 14 to December 16, 2012 – Exploring a small corner of Tuscany aboard historic trains

Val d'Orcia - Silvia Adalia

Val d'Orcia - Silvia Adalia

TrenoNatura, an initiative curated by the Association of Italian Touristic Railways, will allow passengers to discover the Val d’OrciaMonte Amiata and the Crete Senesi, all in the Province of Siena.

For just a day or an entire weekend, participants can admire this magnificent pocket of Tuscany from their comfortable perch, traveling along historic train tracks and amidst the intense colors and tastes of autumn. 

TrenoNatura makes for an especially unique trip, given the mode of transport: historic steam trains that will take passengers not only to another place in time, but to the of-the-moment fairs, markets and seasonal sagre happening in the participating towns and villages. 

The first itinerary on the programme begins on October 14th, departing from Siena for Vivo d’Orcia and its porcini mushroom sagra. Then trains leave Siena again on October 21st for the Chestnut Festival in Monte Amiata; otherwise, on the same day, guests can choose Pistoia or Florence as their launching point and catch the train to Marradi to enjoy the Chestnut Sagra.

The Sagra del Crastatone will take place on November 4th in Piancastagnaio, while on November 11th and 18th visitors can journey from Siena or Grosseto to San Giovanni d’Asso for its truffle market-exhibit. Finally, during the month of December the steam train will transport passengers to the Christmas markets of Monte Amiata on the 2nd, and to San Quirico d’Orcia’s Feast of Olio Nuovo (fresh extra-virgin olive oil!). 


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