Christmas snow train through Italy’s Abruzzo region

Treno della Neve travels through Abruzzo over Christmas season.

A vintage treno della neve, or snow train, travels through the winter landscapes of Italy’s central Abruzzo region on select dates from 25 November until 7 January 2024.

The service, on a 1920s-era train, follows the so-called Transiberiana d’Italia line from Sulmona through hillside villages and the Majella national park.

The initiative is designed to take passengers to the region’s Christmas markets, with departures from Sulmona to the towns of Campo di Giove, Roccaraso and Castel di Sangro.

From 25 November until 23 December the trains will depart from Sulmona and stop at Campo di Giove and Roccaraso, while from 26 December to 7 January the stops will be in Campo di Giove and Castel di Sangro.

The trains depart in the morning and will stop for around three hours at each town, allowing travellers to enjoy the Christmas markets and local hospitality, before returning to Sulmona in the late afternoon.

For full details of timetables and tickets see Ferrovia dei Parchi website.

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