The Old Harbour of Genoa (photo © Aniramka33 / dreamstime.com).
From Genoa to the Veneto
This route takes in several glorious north Italian cities from Genoa in the west to Venice in the east – a veritable feast of art and architecture, along the way swapping the Mediterranean for the Adriatic. With such illustrious art and culture hot spots as Milan, Verona, Vicenza and Padua along the way, this route is, at one level, quintessential Italy. If you really are a city lover, then Route 43 is for you.
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Whether you are making a long grand tour or just planning a couple of weekend breaks, Europe by Rail is the perfect guide. The book describes over 50 key routes in detail. Together, they span mainland Europe and – brand new for this 16th edition – now also the British Isles. Find out more about the guidebook below.