You can reach almost every corner of Sardinia by train – as long as you’re not in a hurry. British author D.H. Lawrence made this discovery a century ago. The best way to explore the island is by Trenino Verde: these green trains ride during the summer months (from mid-June to mid-September). There are 4 different itineraries, covering a network of 404 kilometres of narrow-gauge rails through the mountainous interior to the lushest and most beautiful regions of Sardinia. Tutti a bordo!
“We take the slow train, no matter where it goes.” That is what Lawrence wrote in 1921 in his book Sea and Sardinia. And he was right. A ride on the Sardinian narrow-gauge train is an experience; a feast for the eyes with postcard perfect views. The trains didn’t actually earn their name from their green colour, but rather because they go through pristine nature areas that are inaccessible to cars. In addition to the regular green trains, you can also take a ride on a steam locomotive or a vintage carriage.