It comes as a great surprise to most people to learn that the Vatican City State has its own railway station. It was designed at the behest of Pope Pius XI (r. 1922-39) by Giuseppe Momo (1875-1940), and built between 1929 and 1933.
The Vatican City's railway line, which opened in 1934, is only 300 metres long and connects to the Roma San Pietro Station, making it the shortest national railway system in the world.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
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