An art museum on wheels is running through Italy during the month of October - "il treno dell'arte - museo per un giorno".

This train with a difference (courtesy of Trenitalia) is taking some of Italy's great works of modern art on a countrywide trip, travelling through 17 regions and stopping in 28 Italian cities daily. The train began its journey from Turin on 1 October and will travel through to Palermo and then back up north again, concluding its journey in Milan on 31 October.

The works of Renato Guttuso, Giorgio de Chirico; Mario Sironi, Antonio Ligabue, Enrico Baj, Andrea Cascella, Salvatore Fiume and Giorgio Morandi Filippo De Pisis will be on display on the train's six carriages alongside many other contemporary Italian artists.

Most of the works have been lent from private collections for this initiative aimed at bringing the general public closer to art.

"The artists selected are some the most representative of the period from the second world war to the present day," says curator Antonio Maria Pivetta. "My aim is to get at least one person who's never been in a museum before to climb aboard each day."

Keep an eye on the local press for further information as to when the "art train" is arriving in your city.