A fully retro overnight sleeper train to the Dolomites from Rome will launch this ski season. The Espresso Cadore features repurposed carriages decommissioned in the 80s and 90s and will take skiers and boarders from Italy’s capital city to Cortina d’Ampezzo.

The train will feature 220 beds in a two class set up with four and six person sleepers with two class offerings.

The train departs every Friday evening throughout winter and boasts a restaurant car as well as an all night bar.

Storage for skis and snowboards is a given as well as charging options for e-bikes. The train will also offer lift pass purchase on board.

Travellers will arrive in Cortina resort on Saturday morning ready for a full ski day ahead after the overnight trip through Italys stunning mountain regions.

The Espresso Cadore combines retro glamour with contemporary luxury and is part of the Treni Turistici Italiani train route intiative to incorporate the train journey as an integral highlight of a sustainable slower holiday.

Bookings are available on the Trenitalia website.

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