Italy launches Snow Train - Treno della Neve - from Rome to the Dolomites

Feel like escaping the hectic and traffic in the City? Take a magic journey through snow-covered landscapes in the Trentino region.  A new rail service will connect Rome with the Dolomites in Italy's northern Trentino-Alto Adige region in a move designed to promote ecological tourism among skiers and tourists. The Treno delle Neve, or Snow Train, will depart from Rome's central Termini station at night and arrive just over 10 hours later in San Candido near the Austrian border. The Trenitalia service, active at weekends from 17 February until 8 April, will stop in Bolzano, Bressanone, Fortezza, Brunico and Dobbiaco before reaching its final destination.

Skiing in the splendid town of San Candido/Innichen, in the Dolomites in the province of Bolzano, will be easier from now on. San Candido is located in the Puster Valley on the Drava River, on Italy's border with Austria. It hosts Italy’s International Snow Sculpture Festival each year. It is renowned for its ski resorts, and it includes the natural park of Tre Cime/Three Peaks. Also famous for its cuisine from malga cheeses to cold cuts, from apples to forest fruits, from mushrooms to many types of bread and to excellent South Tyrolean wines. In the restaurants , they serve traditional dishes such as venison goulash, speck dumplings, Schlutzkrapfen, roasted chickens, luganighe and stuffed pancakes. The famous San Candido fritters are popular during the Carnival period.

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