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Circumvesuviana train at Sorrento

Italian Rail Photos

Photos by Bill Holdsworth

At right, you can see a Circumvesuviana train at its Sorrento terminal. This narrow-gauge network provides commuter service around Naples. Its stops include the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, which were destroyed the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.

[Italian Eurostar train at Rome's Termini station]

An Italian Eurostar train rests at Rome's Termini station. These trains provide high-speed service between major Italian cities. These trains have no relation to the Eurostar trains between London and Paris under the English Channel. The Chunnel operators found that Italian railways had trademarked the name first.

[Vatican RR station as seen from atop St. Peter's]

The climb to the top of St. Peter's provided this unexpected reward, a view of the Vatican railway station. The station didn't appear to be active, unlike a commuter station (named San Pietro) a few blocks away.

[Airport train at Rome's Termini station]

Non-stop trains connect Rome's Termini and Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport. One of these trains is shown here at Termini station. Advertising adorns the side of the train. (Kimbo is a brand of coffee.)

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