Cathedral in Siena (photo © Stevanzz / dreamstime.com)

Route 42: Tuscany and Umbria

By train from Verona to Rome

Route introduction

Be warned! One can overdose on culture. It’s not compulsory to see every painting in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, nor is it necessary to explore every back alley in Siena. A little goes a long way in Tuscany. Bear in mind that the fact there is no conspicuous queue outside a church or art gallery does not mean that there is nothing worth seeing inside. So let’s set off on a journey through green hills, striped with olive groves and vineyards, stopping off at historic towns and cities overflowing with Renaissance art and architecture.

Countries covered
Italy

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Europe by Rail: The Definitive Guide

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This brand-new 16th edition of the guide to travelling Europe by Rail was published in mid-October 2019 and reprinted in January 2020. With tips on ticketing, fares and accommodation, Europe by Rail has become the definitive guide to exploring Europe by train.
Europe by Rail contains all that's necessary to plan your rail journey through Europe: over 50 route descriptions, a country gazetteer, rail connections, information on Eurail and Interrail passes and more.
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