Traveling the Nature Train in Tuscany – Siena and its surroundings

Traveling the Nature Train of Tuscany renders the scenery of Siena and the surrounding landscape even more magical.

Seen from the windows of an old steam engine, the surrounding villages, farms, pastures, cypresses and woodlands of Tuscany become a feast for the eyes and soul.

The excitement you feel when you board one of the historic “centoporte” or “hundred door” carriages being pulled by a puffing locomotive will add to the emotion of this amazing tour.

The excursions are constantly changing, allowing you to discover places that are real and genuine, off the beaten tourist path. You’ll have time to stop and take pictures, or wander and explore the villages and vistas.

The tours that are chosen also afford a rich exploration of traditional Tuscan cuisine: fairs and festivals, historic shops, and tastings of local farm products.

This is one of the tours that was recently offered:

The Marzuolo Truffle train itinerary from Siena to San Giovanni d’Asso

The journey begins in Siena at 9 am and at 11 am arrives in Monte Antico where you can take pictures of the town during the locomotive’s stop. During the 1960’s Monte Antico was a town boasting over 400 inhabitants and now it has only 13!

The train then travels across the Val D’Orcia where you will be able to admire the striking landscape of the Crete Senese, as well as the vineyards in the zone of Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most important wines in Tuscany.

You will arrive in San Giovanni d’Asso where you can visit the castle which was constructed from 1100 to 1400 AD, and where there is a truffle market and museum that you can explore. If you are interested in Tuscan food and wine, don’t forget to check out our offerings.

In the streets of this Tuscan village you can visit shops of local products and stands where tasting is a must!

Your wanderings will also be accompanied by traveling musicians, acrobats and street artists.

At 4:30 pm the train will depart for Siena where you will arrive at 5:40 pm.

For more information, contact us or check out our updated calendar.

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