About this book
A journey around Italy by train, full of humorous and insightful observations on what the railways and their travellers reveal about the country. From an author well-known for his books about Italy; "A Season With Verona", "An Italian Education" and "Italian Neighbours", which combined have sold 235,000 copies. 'A grouchy, often very funny hosanna to Italian railroad locomotion in all its rackety glory' Ian Thomson "Evening Standard".
Through memorable encounters with ordinary Italians - conductors and ticket collectors, priests and prostitutes, scholars and lovers, gypsies and immigrants, this title captures what makes Italian life distinctive.