Choose a train ride when visiting these countries

Train travel is on the upswing around the world.

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Trenitalia has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world along its many routes. Trenitalia has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world along its many routes. (Photo: Mikadun/Shutterstock)

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Italy

Train travel is so ingrained in Italian culture that there are actually parts of the country – high-volume tourist destinations – that are only accessible by rail. Such is its importance to the infrastructure of Italy that despite already having 15,000 miles of rail line, more is being built at this very moment.

You can get pretty much anywhere in Italy by train, and there are 14 different types of train services to get you there, from hyperlocal to high speed; most of which provide some mix of the legendary Italian countryside of vineyards, rolling hills and rocky coastlines.

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