Una ferrovia rimasta sulla carta. La transappenninica tra Arezzo e la Romagna tra geografia, storia e progetti
- history of transport,
- historical geography,
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The “heroic era” of the railways in Italy was marked by a spread, in the territory between Tuscany, Romagna, Umbria and Marche, of projects for the construction of trans-Apennine railways. Every one of these was strenuously supported by administrations and politicians, who were convinced that the new lines would bring great benefits to the local communities. After a lively debate, the Faenza-Florence line was chosen on the basis of orographic, technical and economic considerations and this was the only one actually built. This paper aims to analyse the history of the projects for trans-Apennine lines between Arezzo and Romagna. The mains sources of the research are the various railway projects that have remained on paper, local publications and parliamentary acts.