This was a nice way to see the country side. We had alot of fun but you definitely need to get the booty cushions because its a long ride.
The main reason to go to Alausi is the Devil's Nose train journey - fabulous scenery and great views from attractive old train carriages (if you're lucky) or from the more moden autoferro (bus on train wheels) if the train itself is not running. However, Alausi is a pretty little town when the weather is fine and worth a wander.
For good information and photos, try:
Alausi & Train Information