Lake Garda is classic. A timeless destination which attracts a myriad of eagle-eyed travellers from across the globe, searching for romance, scenic beauty and of course, authentic Italian cuisine.
There is something about scenic rail travel that has always appealed to me. Twisting and turning through mountains and around lakes is where taking to the rails has one up on rival methods of transport. I decided that it was time to take in two of the most spectacular routes in Europe, leaving Switzerland in the morning and arriving in the charming city of Verona in time for dinner.
“Italy via the Alps” has become perhaps the signature Railbookers holiday in recent times, and it was one I had long been keen to try out for myself. I had had the idea of exploring Tuscany for a while, but had decided to take in Verona for a couple of nights first. I had visited the city briefly a few years previously and been very impressed, and had decided that I needed to return to do it more justice, and this seemed the perfect opportunity.