train travel

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by Myra Robinson | Tue, 09/29/2020 - 06:32
There’s only one railway station in Venice, so why, as trains roll into the station, don’t the signs just say VENEZIA? Instead they say VENEZIA SANTA LUCIA,…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 09/24/2020 - 00:00
A train ride on a historic route amid mountains, villages and the fall colors: it’s the so-called ‘Foliage Train,’ which runs along a line that, since 1923,…
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by Silvia Donati | Wed, 08/05/2020 - 03:00
After the recent controversy caused by Trenitalia and Italo, the two main railway companies operating trains in Italy, announcing that trains would be…
Travel
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 08/04/2020 - 03:16
My first ever trip abroad was to Italy in the 1960s. I have just experienced a return to that magical time before mass tourism, looking at sights again as if I…
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by Silvia Donati | Wed, 05/27/2020 - 03:00
Italy’s Frecciarossa train service, the ‘star’ of high-speed, is set to begin a new direct route that will connect Turin in Italy’s north to Reggio Calabria in…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 05/08/2020 - 03:46
Airlines in Italy have not stopped operations since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the number of flights has dropped by around 90%, with many…
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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00
The lands that surround Catania and Mount Etna in Sicily have been farmed since the Neolithic; indeed, they’re home to the oldest agricultural civilization on…
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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 06/07/2018 - 04:00
Italy’s borghi (hamlets) are one of the pleasures of Italian travel, where you can get a more authentic feel for life in the Bel Paese, places where traditions…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 03/09/2018 - 05:55
Bologna’s train station, known as Bologna Centrale, is one of the busiest in Italy, both for the number of passengers (about 58 million a year) and for the…
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by Georgette Jupe | Tue, 02/27/2018 - 00:28
When it comes to traveling in Italy, there really is no better way to see the country than by train.  It's sounds rather cliche but for many of us who…