Category Archives: Italy

7 Reasons To Visit Venice’s Countryside When Travel Returns To Normal; Catherine Sabino; Forbes

Prior to the pandemic, the Veneto, the region surrounding Venice, was seeing a steady increase in visitors, and for good reason—a bounty of cultural riches and natural splendors, a variety of wine trails (including the prosecco route), plus great skiing in the Dolomites and sailing on Lake Garda.

Source: 7 Reasons To Visit Venice’s Countryside When Travel Returns To Normal

Old Town of Rome, Italy; Orange Smile

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Italy’s Aeolian Archipelago Bans Island-Hopping To Stop COVID; Silvia Marchetti; Forbes

Italy’s Aeolian islands adopt tighter rules against COVID that are paying off. Out of seven islands, five are COVID-free.

Source: Italy’s Aeolian Archipelago Bans Island-Hopping To Stop COVID

Old Town Of San Gimignano, Italy; Orange Smile

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Exploring Ravenna in the footsteps of Dante Alighieri; Lonely Planet


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Ruins of Pompeii Admission; Booking.com

Find out about Ruins of Pompeii Admission like business hours, location, and events. Book tickets online with free cancellation and skip-the-line access!

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Best Small Cities in The World for 2021; Maria Gourtsilidou; CEOWORLD magazine

The readers voted for the best destinations in the world, each in its own category. This year, for the first time the magazine also presented the 10 best Small Cities in the world. San Miguel de Allende in Mexico took first place, while Chiang Mai in Thailand and Merida in Mexico complete the top 3 best small cities in the world for 2021.

Source: Best Small Cities in The World for 2021 > CEOWORLD magazine

Sinkholes threaten historic churches in the centuries-old center of Naples, Italy; Matt Hickman; Architect’s Newspaper

Naples, Italy’s third-largest city and one of the oldest continuously populated urban areas in the world, has grappled with its fair share of international headline–grabbing troubles in recent chapters of its over-2,800-year history: a waste management crisis, mafia warfare, social inequity, and sinkholes so large that—somewhat ironically, considering the city’s infamous waste woes—garbage trucks have plunged into them.

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Discover the secret Italian islands where overtourism isn’t an issue; Africa News

Just off the northern coast of Sicily is the dazzling Aeolian archipelago, with something to offer in every season.

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Exclusive for MoS readers: Discover Venice on a cruise with Prue Leith; Daily Mail

You’ll go to the Rialto food market with Prue and enjoy a cooking demonstration, exclusive talk and gala dinner with her aboard this seven-night luxury Uniworld cruise.

Source: Exclusive for MoS readers: Discover Venice on a cruise with Prue Leith

6 reasons to visit Florence, Italy; Lori Zaino; Points Guy

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Tourist Returns ‘Cursed’ Stolen Artefacts From A UNESCO World Heritage Site After 15 Years; Roshni Ramesan; ED Times

15 years ago, a Canadian tourist took more than just memories from her trip to Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site. She carried along with her the artefacts that would turn out to have ‘cursed’ her life, bringing her misfortune for the years to come.  Expressing her guilt and the troubles that have haunted her all these years in a letter, she mailed the stolen artefacts back to Pompeii.

Source: Tourist Returns ‘Cursed’ Stolen Artefacts From A UNESCO World Heritage Site After 15 Years

Tourist returns stolen artifacts from Pompeii after claiming to suffer curse: ‘I was young and stupid’; Michael Bartiromo; Fox News

A Canadian woman has decided to return a handful of artifacts she stole from Pompeii in 2005 in the hopes of ridding herself and her family of a “curse” that has allegedly plagued her ever since.

Source: Tourist returns stolen artifacts from Pompeii after claiming to suffer curse: ‘I was young and stupid’

Making the most of a visit to Pompeii and Vesuvius; Stars Insider

Pompeii and Vesuvius are remarkable places. The volcano wiped out the inhabitants of the city, and yet it was incredibly well preserved because of all the volcanic ash that covered it. A protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii is now a huge tourist attraction, drawing in millions of visitors each year. And, of course, a trip to Pompeii would not be complete without stopping by to see Vesuvius! Click on to find out more about these spectacular places.

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Hiking and outdoor adventures in the Dolomites; Robert Baker; Maps.me

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Offering a Glimmer of Hope for Venice, the City’s New Flood Barriers Successfully Prevented a Deluge This Weekend; Sarah Cascone; Artnet

The successful deployment of 78 flood barriers at the entrance of the Venetian lagoon staved off the rising waters of Acqua Alta in Venice.

Source: Offering a Glimmer of Hope for Venice, the City’s New Flood Barriers Successfully Prevented a Deluge This Weekend

6 reasons to visit Italy’s Aeolian Islands; Anthony Grant; The Points Guy

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13 Best Things To Do In Milan, Italy; Yaya; Hand Luggage Only

Milan is easily one of the more famous and lovely Italian cities to visit! It’s packed full of promenade-style streets, castles and, of course, the Duomo, too; to name a few. This all means that there’s a heap of the best things to do in Milan once you arrive and you’ll be totally spoilt for choice on places to see when you visit.

Source: 13 Best Things To Do In Milan, Italy

Unesco Sites of Italy: Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica; Italy Magazine

“Syracuse offers a unique testimony to the development of Mediterranean civilization over three millennia.”

Source: Unesco Sites of Italy: Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica

A wonderful town in the south of Italy, created as a tax fraud; Qamar Munawer; Eastern Herald

Local authorities have come up with a trick – to build a feudal settlement of limestone without binder, which can be easily dismantled and rebuilt when the taxpayers leave.

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