Great Continental Railway Journeys - Season 5 Episode 4 - Genoa To The Brenner Pass
Michael Portillo discovers how an Edwardian Briton brought 'the beautiful game' to the historic port of Genoa. He's ambushed by singers of the city's legendary trallalero and learns to whip up a mean pesto Genovese. Then he takes the train as it clings to the cliffs along the Riviera Di Levanti to reach the picturesque and remote villages of the Cinque Terre. To cap off his journey, he travels to the Austrian border and the famous Brenner Pass, mastered by the railways in the 19th century and the scene today of a ground-breaking engineering project to build one of the world's longest rail tunnels.
Great Continental Railway Journeys was broadcast on SBS ONE at Sunday 17 May 2020, 15:45.
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Great Continental Railway Journeys is a British documentary written for television and presented by Michael Portillo. For the series he travels on the railway networks of continental Europe while comparing how travel and its destinations have changed between the descriptions in his 1913 copy of Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide and present day. In the person of Portillo Great Continental Railways explores destinations all over Europe, and each episode has an itinerary-style title, such as “Madrid to Gibraltar”, “Hungary to Austria” and “Amsterdam to Northern France”. During the trips Portillo covers some of the major locations, monuments and stories along the way, in the style of the 1913 guidebook he carries with him.