Category: Italy

Post-Pandemic Active Travel – Your Best Hiking And Walking Vacations; Allison Olmsted; Forbes

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Hiking exploded in popularity during the pandemic, and active travel companies are seeing record bookings for 2022. Here is what you need to know for the perfect hiking/walking vacation.

Source: Post-Pandemic Active Travel – Your Best Hiking And Walking Vacations

Italy’s “Porticoes of Bologna” listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage site; unreguser; Xinhua

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A Cross-Continental Recognition for the Spa Towns of Europe; Feargus O’Sullivan; Bloomberg

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Unesco designated 11 picturesque towns built around natural mineral springs as a single World Heritage site. Their influence on architecture and landscape design continues to this day.

Source: A Cross-Continental Recognition for the Spa Towns of Europe

Porticoes of Bologna win world heritage status; ANSA

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UNESCO said Wednesday that the Porticoes of Bologna have been inscribed on its World Heritage list. The porticoes, which stretch out for some 40 km around the city, are one of the northern Italian city’s unique characteristics.

Source: Porticoes of Bologna win world heritage status – Lifestyle

Italy’s Padua celebrates inclusion on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites; Global Times

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A complex of eight historic clusters of buildings in the northern Italian walled city of Padua was added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) list of World Heritage sites on Saturday.

Source: Italy’s Padua celebrates inclusion on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites

Venice No Longer Risks Losing UNESCO Status; Colleen Barry; AP

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Venice is no longer at risk of losing its UNESCO World Heritage status thanks to a decision that follows a ban on massive cruise ships in the city’s historic center.

Source: Venice No Longer Risks Losing UNESCO Status

Italy wins UNESCO world heritage status for Padua frescoes; Wanted In Milan

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The 14th-century fresco cycles in the north Italian city of Padua have been awarded World Heritage Status by the United Nations culture organisation UNESCO.

Source: Italy wins UNESCO world heritage status for Padua frescoes

Venice Will Not Be Included on UNESCO World Heritage’s Danger List; Cailey Rizzo; Travel + Leisure

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The committee, however, still wants to see plans for how Venice will combat overtourism.

Source: Venice Will Not Be Included on UNESCO World Heritage’s Danger List

Venice avoids designation as UNESCO heritage site in danger; Colleen Barry; AP

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Venice and its lagoon environment have avoided placement on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in danger following Italy’s ban on massive cruise ships traveling through the city’s historic center…

Source: Venice avoids designation as UNESCO heritage site in danger

Best Italian Beaches to Suit Every Taste: A Guide; Silvia Donati; Italy Magazine

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Italy has 7,500 kilometers of coastline, which means plenty of choices when it comes to the beach. Pick your favorite.

Source: Best Italian Beaches to Suit Every Taste: A Guide

The Italian Landmarks You Need to See At Least Once; Abi King; Inside The Travel Lab

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Enjoy these famous Italian landmarks and learn more about the how to visit this beautiful country. Updated 2021.

Source: The Italian Landmarks You Need to See At Least Once

Ancient Cave Dwellings in Italy Transformed Into a Luxury Hotel and Spa; Stephanie Rogers; Dornob

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In the southern Italian town of Matera, a system of natural caves called Sassi first inhabited during the Paleolithic Age has become a bustling tourist destination. It’s something of a full-circle moment for the city, which was once called “a national shame” by an Italian politician. Starting as a troglodyte settlement and then becoming home to peasants and artisans during the Middle Ages, Matera fell into squalor by World War II, with an infant mortally rate as high as 40 percent.

Source: Ancient Cave Dwellings in Italy Transformed Into a Luxury Hotel and Spa

Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2021 Summary; Ian Corless

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3500 participants, representing 50 nations, gave life back to Cortina d’Ampezzo and the Dolomites for a stunning four days of racing, Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 June, after the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to the 2020 edition of the Lavaredo Ultra Trail.

Source: Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2021 Summary

Etna: Europe’s highest active volcano; Patricia Szilagyi; Deutsche Welle

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Around Mount Etna in Sicily, you can really get a sense of the power of nature especially as the majestic volcano could erupt at any time. A risk Patricia Szilagyi took into account for part 15 of DW series “Extreme Places”.

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Holy See: Places of religious cultural heritage should be protected and promoted; Vatican News

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Source: Holy See: Places of religious cultural heritage should be protected and promoted – Vatican News

The Colosseum, Italian icon par excellence, is getting a makeover: are you ready to see it?; Simone Schiavinato; L’Italo-Americano

Photo: Jan Wachala | Dreamstime

Can we change the face of an icon? Can we renew, regenerate, change the look of it, revolutionize, even, the image of it we are accustomed to? Is it right, respectful, necessary, or is it better to preserve it  the way it is, the way time left it?

Source: The Colosseum, Italian icon par excellence, is getting a makeover: are you ready to see it? | L’Italo-Americano – Italian American bilingual news source

Making Up for Lost Time: Authentic Italy with No Crowds in Abruzzo, Puglia, and Matera; Italy Magazine

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Can’t wait to travel again but want to avoid the throngs? Head to Abruzzo, Puglia, and Matera and have the best of Italy virtually to yourself!

Source: Making Up for Lost Time: Authentic Italy with No Crowds in Abruzzo, Puglia, and Matera

Inside The Stylish New Hotels Putting The Spotlight On Piedmont; Lauren Jade Hill; Forbes

Photo: Casa Di Langa

Sustainable and design-led luxury hotels are making their debut in bucolic Piedmont ahead of U.S. travelers’ return to Italy.

Source: Inside The Stylish New Hotels Putting The Spotlight On Piedmont

Europe’s Most Beautiful Castles; Colman Andrews; 24/7 Wall Street

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Holidays in Sicily: 8 must-see travel itineraries; Ada Parisi; Siciliani Creativiti

Photo source: Siciliani Creativiti

Source: Holidays in Sicily: 8 must-see travel itineraries

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