Italy/Switzerland ‘Foliage Train’

This item appears on page 31 of the August 2021 issue.

The “Foliage Train,” known locally as the Centovalli (100 Valleys), runs 52 kilometers between Domodossola, Italy, and Locarno, Switzerland. It operates from mid-October to mid-November each year, when the trees begin to shed their leaves. Each car features full-length windows.

The 2-hour trip crosses 83 bridges and goes through 31 tunnels, with stops in the towns of Camedo and Intragna. A round-trip ticket, costing 43 (near $51) first class or 33 second class, is valid for two days and allows for on/off privileges. Visit