I believe in the Italian Locomotive project in Eritrea from the very beginning, not only because of its historical-symbolic value but also because of its undisputed strategic value as an incentive for the rehabilitation of relations with Asmara, in restoring confidence in the Italian system as an economic partner and to solicit the regional driving role of our country. Continue reading Italian Locomotive Project in Eritrea→
The travels along a century old railway network and the still working steam locomotives that have been out of use for decades powerfully mirrors a journey to the past. Everything a traveler finds along this old line is a relic of the past. Such a line reportedly exists only in a couple of countries elsewhere besides Eritrea.
THE Massawa – Asamra Train is a truly vintage experience. The Eritrean Railway was constructed between 1887-1932 by Italy for the Italian Eritrea colony and connects the port of Massawa with Bisha, near the Sudanese border. Following decades of war, the railway became damaged and, having rejected international proposals, Eritrea launched a project to rehabilitate the railway system itself in May 1994. Continue reading Africa’s Seven Must Experience Train Journeys→