train travel

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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 04/30/2021 - 04:27
Train travel in Italy is relatively easy, but may pose some challenges if you have never been to the country or if you are not used to this mode of…
Travel
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,…
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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,…
Travel
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…
Travel
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…
Travel
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…