03 June 2021 15:40
The tourist service of the historic trains has restarted, connecting Milan to the lakes with fabulous steam locomotives. The program includes a total of 12 races until October 17 along three itineraries: Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Iseo.
The first convoy left on Wednesday 2 June and crossed the tracks to Lake Iseo. The train was pulled by an electric locomotive in historic livery between Milan and Bergamo and by a steam locomotive for the rest of the journey. The historic convoy, made up of Centoporte cars from the 1930s and Corbellini from the 1950s, departed from the Milano Centrale station and made stops at the Milano Lambrate, Bergamo and Palazzolo sull’Oglio stations before arriving in Paratico-Sarnico. .
“Also this year the tourist service of travel aboard vintage trains returns after the success of previous years – commented the regional councilor for infrastructure and mobility Claudia Maria Terzi -. We offer a different and fascinating way to visit the area. and in particular the splendid Lombard lakes. A way to facilitate the influx of tourists and therefore determine benefits for a local economy that needs to restart. In recent years we have transformed the initiative of historic trains from sporadic to structural, because it constitutes a driving force for tourism and an opportunity to enhance our historical heritage “. Every year Palazzo Lombardia, according to a press release, allocates 500 thousand euros for historic trains, money (provided through Ferrovienord) which are used to activate the services and maintenance work of the vintage trains.
The 2021 program of historic trains
the calendar of historic trains in 2021 is divided into three itineraries:
- Sebino Express: Milan – Bergamo – Palazzolo – Paratico.
- Laveno Express: Milan – Gallarate – Laveno, with the possibility of a “charter” cruise on Lake Maggiore.
- Lario Express: Milan – Como – Lecco, with the possibility of continuing by scheduled boat from Como to Lecco via Bellagio (or vice versa).
- 2 June Paratico
- 6 June Laveno
- June 13 Como-Lecco
- June 20 Paratico
- June 27 Como-Lecco
- 4th July Laveno
- 5 September Paratico
- 12 September Como-Lecco
- September 19th Laveno
- September 26 Como-Lecco
- 10 October Paratico
- 17 October Laveno