Also this year, as is now the case since 2005, Saturday 6 January 2018 the “Train of the Epiphany” will arrive at the San Piero a Sieve station. Befana will also be on board.
Tickets of the train of the Epiphany can be purchased by January 3, 2018.
TRAIN OF THE EPIPHANY: HOW TO RETURN BACK IN TIME
It is an ancient steam train that starts from the station of Florence Santa Maria Novella and arrives at the station of San Piero a Sieve where people will be welcomed by refreshments and entertained with various initiatives.
For the occasion there will be an extraordinary edition of “Mercanzie in Piazza”, called for this holiday “Mercanzie con la Befana”. At 3:00 pm at Villa Adami there will be the big tombola della befana.
The train is made available by Italvapore (Italian Association of Historic Trains). It is a historical convoy with steam locomotive and vintage wagons. It will be like to make a jump in the ’30s. Everything will be as it once was: the interiors of the carriages are original and even the heating works with the steam by the locomotive.
The train runs a ring of about 60 km from the station of Florence Santa Maria Novella and heads for San Piero a Sieve through Pontassieve, Rufina, Dicomano and Vicchio. The return is instead carried out along the “Via Vaglia” railway line.
HOURS TRAIN OF THE EPIPHANY
9:10 am departure from Florence S. Maria Novella (side road Fortezza)
9:17 am Florence Campo di Marte
10:48 am arrival at S. Piero a Sieve and stop
1.00 pm departure from S. Piero a Sieve for Florence via Vaglia
13: 10-13: 18 hours stop in Vaglia
1:56 pm stop in Florence S. Marco Vecchi
02.44 pm arrival in Florence S. Maria Novella
Single ticket (1 adult): € 23
(free for children up to 2 years who will necessarily have to travel in their parents’ arms)
Single ticket (1 child): € 13
Family package 1 (1 adult + 1 child up to 12 years): € 35
Family package 2 (2 adults): € 45
Family package 3 (2 adults + 1 child up to 12 years): € 57
Family package 4 (2 adults + 2 children up to 12 years): € 69
Family package 5 (5 adults): € 111