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Now I am inspired to go to Italy by train!
on 18 October 2015
This is Tim Parks’ love/hate letter to the Italian rail network. He tells in a good-humoured way the history railways in Italy and an explanation of present day rail systems with all its complexities, irritations and petty rules. In all fairness, a similar book on the craziness of the British rail system is waiting to be written.
But for all his exasperation he obviously has a great affection for Italian trains. I found it a really entertaining read. I didn’t even know I was interested in Italian trains but since then have looked up trains and routes and am determined to make a trip to Italy by train.