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.
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Italy’s Aeolian islands adopt tighter rules against COVID that are paying off. Out of seven islands, five are COVID-free.
Find out about Ruins of Pompeii Admission like business hours, location, and events. Book tickets online with free cancellation and skip-the-line access!
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.
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.
Just off the northern coast of Sicily is the dazzling Aeolian archipelago, with something to offer in every season.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Syracuse offers a unique testimony to the development of Mediterranean civilization over three millennia.”
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.