About this book
From the author of "An Italian Education, A Season With Verona" and many others, this sees Parks set off on a journey around Italy by train. Full of humorous and insightful observations on what the railways and their travellers reveal about country, in which Parks has lived since 1981.
Brings us a fresh portrait of Italy today through a wry account of his train journeys around the country. 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.