If you’re looking for an affordable, sustainable, comfortable, and captivating way to explore Italy, then a train journey might just be the perfect option for you. Not only will you be able to enjoy breathtaking views from the comfort of your seat, but you will also be doing your part to protect the environment. Train travel is much more eco-friendly than air or car travel, and it’s also much more accessible in terms of price.
And now, thanks to a partnership between Ecobnb and Trenitalia, train travel in Italy is even more convenient and eco-friendly. By booking your stay in a participating accommodation, Ecobnb will reimburse you at least part of your ticket. This means that you can explore Italy in a slow and responsible way without breaking the bank.
So forget about the stress of highway traffic or crowded flights. Instead, let yourself be lulled by the gentle rhythm of the tracks as you take in the stunning Italian landscape. In this article, we will take you on a journey through hidden gems and well-known treasures of the Bel Paese. We will introduce you to sustainable accommodations that are both welcoming and comfortable, perfect for an unforgettable adventure.
We will take you through historic cities, picturesque rural landscapes, and dreamy coastal stretches. You’ll get to experience the gentle hills of Tuscany, the sparkling coasts of Liguria, and the majestic mountain panoramas. With so much to see and do in Italy, a train journey is the perfect way to explore this beautiful country in an environmentally friendly and affordable way.
So pack your bags and get ready to board the train. Your sustainable and special journey through Italy is about to begin!
The Sea and Nightlife of Rimini, Staying in an Eco-Hotel
For your train journey, we recommend the Bio Boutique Xu, the perfect choice for an eco-friendly stay just steps away from the beach in Rimini. Bicycles are available for rent at the reception, offering you the chance to explore Rimini with its charming historic center, Borgo San Giuliano, the port, beaches, and numerous entertainment opportunities!
For those arriving by train: you can comfortably reach the city by regional train and then take advantage of the hotel’s transfer service.
Among the Hills of Florence
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Another idea for a train journey is the marvelous Tuscany. Admire the picturesque hills surrounding Florence and reach the La Fontaccia farmhouse, offering a magnificent view of the greenery and a restaurant where you can taste organic, local, and seasonal products. Choose from 3 rooms and 2 apartments, all furnished with antique furniture and typical objects of Tuscan peasant culture.
For those arriving by train: the property is within walking distance from the Rufina station, or you can request the transfer service.
Sleeping in a Yurt with a View of Turin
With your train journey, you can also experience the unique opportunity to sleep in a sustainable Mongolian yurt, surrounded by greenery just 15 km from Turin. A panoramic terrace, a meditation corner, a lovely forest, and an outdoor tub offer the perfect night between sustainability and charm.
For those arriving by train: reach Turin by train and take the bus to the center of Grassino Torinese. From there, you can request the free transfer service from the property.
A Train Journey for a Weekend in a Treehouse
Next destination: Umbria! Here, you can sleep among the branches of a tree, relax on the large terrace, swim in the outdoor natural pool, or explore the surroundings by bike. The Awen Treehouse is located 48 km from Assisi and 30 km from Perugia.
For those arriving by train: you can take advantage of a free shuttle service from the nearest bus or train station, to be arranged in advance with the property.
Among the Wonders of Parma
Immerse yourself in Italian culture by discovering the history of Parma and savoring its delicious food. Getting to Parma by train is easy from any Italian city, and just 650 meters from the station, in the center of Parma, you’ll find a medieval palace renovated in an eco-friendly way. ALAMIRÉ Suites & Studios ensures its guests a stay that is hard to forget.
Train Journey to a Ligurian Village
Just 4 kilometers from the sea, nestled between Noli and Spotorno, there is a small, typical, and characteristic B&B that will allow you to experience the most authentic Liguria. The rooms, each with its own reserved bathroom, interior or exterior, are carefully furnished respecting local traditions.
For those arriving by train: the hosts also offer a free shuttle service for guests 4 times a day, and from June to September, 6 times a day.
Immersed in the Nature of the Tiber Valley
Immersed in the picturesque Viterbo countryside, Casale Hortensiae B&B stands as an oasis of tranquility and well-being just over half an hour from Rome. With its garden with a pool and tastefully furnished cozy rooms, it offers a unique experience that combines comfort and sustainability, nature and the city.
For those arriving by train: a transfer service from the Orte station is available.
Between Culture and Taste in Palermo
La Terrazza sui Normanni is your home in the center of Palermo. Staying in this comfortable apartment with a view, you can experience a sustainable, tasty, and unforgettable stay in the Sicilian capital.
For those arriving by train: the property is within walking distance from the station or just a 10-minute ride by public transportation.
Towards the Ligurian Sea
Experience all the charm of Levanto by staying in one of the rooms at Affittacamere Trame di Mare. The property offers a sea view and a perfect location to explore the colorful center of Levanto.
For those arriving by train: the guesthouse is only 10 minutes from the station, making it ideal for train travelers and those looking to discover the nearby Cinque Terre.
A Train Journey for a Vegan Weekend in the Belluno Dolomites
A zero-emission building, a vegan restaurant, a sauna. Everything you need for a break from the stressful modern life at the foot of the Belluno Dolomites. Campo di Cielo is an organic farmhouse that ensures total and sustainable well-being.
For those arriving by train: ask the hosts for the transfer service from the Busche or Feltre station. You’ll arrive comfortably at the property.
A Train Journey to Reach the Historic Homes of Reggio Emilia
In the heart of Reggio Emilia, a wonderful attic room awaits you, furnished with taste and elegance. It’s B&B Sottotetto, a reference point for those who want to discover all the beauty of the city.
For those arriving by train: the B&B is within a 10-minute walk from the station.
The Magic of the Serenissima by Train
The final destination for a 2024 train journey is Venice. Explore its canals, fill your eyes with beauty from its architecture, and discover the many local traditions. Ca’ Riza, with its comfortable rooms, is the ideal starting point to explore Venice, visiting the most authentic and less touristy areas of the city.
For those arriving by train: the train is certainly the most convenient means to reach the city. So don’t miss this opportunity!
Experience an extraordinary weekend with the collaboration of Ecobnb and Trenitalia: opt for one of the least impactful means of transportation and choose an eco-friendly accommodation for a captivating, conscious, and environmentally respectful journey. And don’t forget to request a refund for your ticket! R