Unesco Sites of Italy: The Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes

Jan 14, 2020 170

The Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes, which in Italy we know as the ‘trenino rosso del Bernina,’ is a mountain railway line, the highest in Europe, which connects the Italian town of Tirano to the Swiss town of St. Moritz, crossing the Alps. It is therefore a site shared between Italy and Switzerland.

The highest point it reaches is Ospizio del Bernina (2253m), and in its journey, thanks to large panoramic windows, it affords 360° breathtaking views of the Alpine landscape around. As explained on the Unesco website, the Rhaetian Railway brings together two historic railway lines: the Albula line, opened in 1904, is 67 km long, and features 42 tunnels and covered galleries and 144 viaducts and bridges; the 61-km-long Bernina pass line features 13 tunnels and galleries and 52 viaducts and bridges.

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SOURCE: https://www.italymagazine.com/

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