Venice in Peril

‘Trains to Venice’ with Andrew Martin


Event date and time: 13 March, 6.30-8.30pm

At the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1 0BE

Tickets: £20 (Friends with website login) and £25 (others) – to include a glass of wine

Andrew Martin discusses Venice as a magnet for some notable trains of the past and present, including the Simplon Express, the Simplon Orient Express, the Venice Simplon Orient Express and the Thello overnight service from Paris. His talk will draw on timetables, literature and his own experience of going by train to Venice.

Andrew is an author, journalist and broadcaster. He has written many books with a railway theme, including The Night Trains: the Rise and Fall of the European Sleeper, and ten novels featuring the railway policeman, Jim Stringer. His book, Metropolitain: An Ode to the Paris Metro, is out in July 2023.

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