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Great Continental Railway Journeys

In GREAT CONTINENTAL RAILWAY JOURNEYS, British broadcaster and journalist Michael Portillo travels on the great train routes of Europe as he retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide. Creating a stunning vision of Europe as it was a century ago, GREAT CONTINENTAL RAILWAY JOURNEYS discovers how a way of life and a landscape were changed forever when Europe went to war.
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Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM    "Genoa to Brenner Pass" Michael Portillo embarks on a glorious action-packed adventure from the Italian Riviera to the Austrian Alps. Along the way, our man of the match discovers how an Edwardian Briton brought "the beautiful game" to the historic port of Genoa. Michael is ambushed by singers of the city's legendary trallalero and learns to whip up a mean pesto Genovese. He takes the train as it clings to the cliffs along the Riviera Di Levanti, to reach the impossibly picturesque and remote villages of the Cinque Terre, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a national park. In the waters off La Spezia Michael discovers how Italy's imperial ambitions put her at the forefront of modern aerial warfare. G
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Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM "Genoa to Brenner Pass" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM "Rotterdam to Utrecht" (IDAHO)
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