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There is a stirring in the air, an elegant whisper of the past interlaced with the vibrancy of the present. The Orient Express La Dolce Vita, an inimitable locomotive marvel presented by Accor Hotels group, beckons the discerning voyager to a grand escapade that encapsulates the ethereal allure of 1960s and 1970s Italy.
The Allure of the Orient Express Legacy
From the moment you step onto the meticulously crafted interior of the Orient Express La Dolce Vita, you are enveloped in an ambience of sophistication. As the gentle clatter of the wheels plays a symphony beneath you, the majesty of Italy unfurls outside the train’s windows. The journey through Italy’s heartland aboard these eleven carriages will gently ferry you back to a time when travel was an art form, an experience rather than a mere necessity.
Culinary Pleasures / Dawn to Dusk / Indulgence in Italian Gastronomy
With the first light of the day, embark on the “Grand Tour of Italy” – a homage to the train’s illustrious heritage – right in your private cabin. Delight in a breakfast of fresh fruit juices, Sicilian brioches, and aromatic Italian coffee, enhanced by the train’s exclusive selection of teas and champagnes.
As day turns to night, immerse yourself in the eclectic decor of the elegant Ristorante car featuring geometric designs and glossy lacquer while savouring delectable dishes that cater to all dietary preferences. Here, amidst the clink of Fine China and the tantalising aroma of the day’s offerings, you will find Italian gastronomy at its most indulgent.
In the Bar Car, immerse yourself in the ambience of live Italian music while sipping on expertly crafted cocktails. Unleash your competitive spirit with Italian-style card games and tournaments, or peruse the curated collection of travel items available for sale.
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Discover comforts in the Deluxe Cabins and Suites, where every detail is thoughtfully designed to enhance your experience. Revel in the plush double beds, private bathrooms, and personalised service provided by dedicated concierges. The train effortlessly blends timeless charm with contemporary luxury, creating a harmonious sanctuary for discerning travellers.
Choose from six itineraries, each promising breathtaking views and exclusive experiences. Marvel at panoramic vistas and delve into Italy’s rich cultural and historical heritage. Whether exploring Venice, Siena, Matera, Palermo, or other iconic destinations, each journey is tailored to provide an unparalleled adventure filled with awe-inspiring moments. ◼
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© This article was first published online in Aug 2023 – World Travel Magazine.