11:30 a.m. Rome
I’ve just gotten up! Watching through the window I immediately realize that I’m already in ‘Termini’… which is the Rome main railway station. I’ve been travelling since 6:30 a.m. and I think I’ve slept all the time. Last night I couldn’t close my eyes before 3 a.m. because of the hot weather, so I woke up so tired that when the train departed I was already sleeping.
I left Sant’Arsenio at 5:15 a.m. to be able to catch my train in Salerno on time. Salerno is a very nice town close to the sea. I know it very well but I’ve never been there so early in the morning: with few cars and a delicious silence in the streets I was able to breathe the smell of the sea just opening the train window. The lights of dawn, reflecting on the water, painted an extraordinary picture… What a shame I didn’t have a camera!
Since then, I’ve dreamt of rain…
16:00 p.m. Genova
I met two English girls on holiday in Italy. They had a reservation for two places which were already busy and so I helped them to understand what happened questioning the train manager.
The two guys who busied their places were doing the same travel (from Rome to Genova) and had the same wagon number and place numbers. The reservations were identical except for a detail… the date! Those guys had reserved places for tomorrow train instead of today one. What a silly mistake! However the train manager was so kind and found two places also for them.
They’ve all finished her travel now… On the contrary I need another two hours to arrive in Turin because of a very boring delay.
18:00 p.m. Turin (at home)
I’ve just arrived at home… As always my travel has been really tiring but at the same time more interesting then usually.
However more then one hour of delay cannot be acceptable. In my opinion our railway network needs a lots of serious improvements!
See you tomorrow (hopefully, more relaxed)
Have a nice evening
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