The historical train of the “Blooming Almond Tree Festival”

The train in honor if the Blooming Almond Tree departs from Palermo to Agrigento (Centrale) on Sunday 12 March 2017 in occasion of the 72nd edition of the Festival.

The train has always been a fascinating means of transport that brings you back in time. There is a strong bond with childhood; in fact, everyone had a little train to play with, a fantastic train which accompanied you beyond the boundaries of his world. It has also the meaning of locomotion, of discovery, of slowly traveling accompanied by the sound of the rails, while observing the world running outside the window.

This special train, which reaches Agrigento leaving from Palermo, is composed by the historic locomotive aged ‘60s and by the carriages model “59” (born in the 60s) and "Centoporte" aged ‘30s (Historical Park of Italian FS Foundation).

PROGRAM

Departure from Palermo - Central station - at 7:45, with stops foreseen in Bagheria (7:59), Termini Imerese (8:22), Roccapalumba-Alia (8:56), Cammarata S. Giovanni Gemini (9:26), Aragona Caldare (10:04) Agrigento Bassa (10:17) and arriving in Agrigento Centrale at 10:30.

During the journey, bar service on board.

Return foreseen at 18.30, from Agrigento Centrale to Palermo.

THE TEMPLES VALLEY

At 12:30 the historic railcars “ALn 668” (limited seats) will allow to achieve the Temples Valley. Arrived at the Temple of Vulcan, you will visit the Temple of Concord to witness the awarding of folk groups. The entrance to the garden of Kolymbetra, managed by the FAI, is included. Return from the Temple of Vulcan at 18:17 (gathering at the stop at 8:10) to resume in Agrigento Bassa the train to get back to Palermo.

PACKED LUNCH

For those who wish to buy the Pocket Lunch Train DOC is foreseen a contribution of € 7.00 (reservations must be done before Thursday 3/9/17). The lunch will be distributed directly by the volunteers of the Association in the morning, during the train ride.

Pack content: oven baked pasta, sandwich with breaded chicken and salad, fruit (Mandarin), sweet (small cannoli), water bottle and cutlery.

INDIVIDUAL QUOTAS FOR PARTICIPATION

it only includes the train journey

From every stop: € 22.00 Adults € 12.00 young people up to 12 years old

From Aragona Caldare:
€ 5.00 both adults and kids

Free for children up to 4 years old