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SWISS ALPS RAILWAY, CHUR TO TIRANO

Bernina Express.

SWITZERLAND. Round the loop.

SWITZERLAND. Round the loop.

TIRANO ITALY.

TIRANO ITALY.

TIRANO ITALY.   Entrance to Palazzo Salis.  Built in 17th century, now a museum.  Ten rooms decorated with frescoes.

TIRANO ITALY. Entrance to Palazzo Salis. Built in 17th century, now a museum. Ten rooms decorated with frescoes.

TIRANO ITALY.

TIRANO ITALY.

TIRANO ITALY.   River Adda.,flows to Lake Como.

TIRANO ITALY. River Adda.,flows to Lake Como.

TIRANO ITALY.   Toy train.

TIRANO ITALY. Toy train.

TIRANO ITALY.  Rhaetian railway station. Trains to St Moritz and Chur.

TIRANO ITALY. Rhaetian railway station. Trains to St Moritz and Chur.

SWITZERLAND.-- BRUSIO SPIRAL VIADUCT.

SWITZERLAND.-- BRUSIO SPIRAL VIADUCT.

SWITZERLAND.  ALPS FROM TRAIN.

SWITZERLAND. ALPS FROM TRAIN.

SWITZERLAND  ALP.--- LAKE LOVELY GREEN.

SWITZERLAND ALP.--- LAKE LOVELY GREEN.

SWITZERLAND. ALPS FROM TRAIN.

SWITZERLAND. ALPS FROM TRAIN.

TIRANO ITALY.  St. Martins church.

TIRANO ITALY. St. Martins church.

TIRANO ITALY.   St. Martins church in Piazzo St. Martino.

TIRANO ITALY. St. Martins church in Piazzo St. Martino.

TIRANO ITALY.    St. Martins church.  Roman Catholic.  Admission free.

TIRANO ITALY. St. Martins church. Roman Catholic. Admission free.

Staying three days in Chur, [ Switzerlands oldest town } ,i took a day trip, on the Rhaetian Railway to Tirano in Italy. The journey takes over 4 hours through spectacular scenery of the Swiss Alps. --- 75 miles {85 km}--- 55 tunnels. I used the Swiss Travel Pass on the ordinary carriages because the windows open so has to take photos. The train goes over the Brusio Spiral Viaduct, which has nine stone arches. It is 110m long {360 ft }.. The line loops round on its self,to put the train on the higher level. It opened in 1908.---Reaching Tirano, which is in Italy i came across a lovely town, with a Basilica, Palazzo, Church, and Piazzo. --- Tirano has the Metre gauge railway station operated by Rhaetian Railways, that i arrived at, and the Standard gauge station of Trenitalia,with train to Milan 100km away. The river in Tirano is the Adda, which flows into the Lake Como. The altitude of Tirano is 441m.-------------------TIRANO ITALY.  Basilica of the Madonno Di Tirano, stands where the Virgin appeared to Mario Omodei in 1504.

TIRANO ITALY. Basilica of the Madonno Di Tirano, stands where the Virgin appeared to Mario Omodei in 1504.

TIRANO ITALY. Basilica is at the end of a long straight road from town.

TIRANO ITALY. Basilica is at the end of a long straight road from town.

TIRANO ITALY.   Rhaetian train passes in street in front of Basilica.

TIRANO ITALY. Rhaetian train passes in street in front of Basilica.

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