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Italy Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s "David" and Brunelleschi's Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

Alitalia airline: Hypothesis of the sale
Airline News

Alitalia airline: Hypothesis of the sale

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 15, 2021

Alitalia airline is being sold off bit by bit, one piece at a time. Steps being taken include what is ... Read More

COVID-19 in Italy: Fewer nurses than needed
Italy travel news

COVID-19 in Italy: Fewer nurses than needed

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 12, 2021

There seems to be enough vaccine to go around for now, but at the rate they are being administered, how ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board Italy participates in Travel Open Day Virtual
Seychelles travel news

Seychelles Tourism Board Italy participates in Travel Open Day Virtual

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 29, 2020

From December 14-16, 2020, the Seychelles Tourism Board Italy participated to the first edition of the travel virtual fair Travel ... Read More

COVID Vaccine: Allergic Reaction Trigger
Health News

COVID Vaccine: Allergic Reaction Trigger

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 29, 2020

According to a report by the Italian daily, Il Corriere della Sera, there are compounds present in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and ... Read More

Commemorating Rumi: UNESCO List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity
Cultural Travel News

Commemorating Rumi: UNESCO List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 19, 2020

On the 747th anniversary of his death, the most important Sufi mystic and poet in the world, Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, ... Read More

Rome Botticelle Says Goodbye
Italy travel news

Rome Botticelle Says Goodbye

Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN- December 19, 2020

The Rome Botticelle - the horse-drawn carriages which until a few decades ago were one of the most used means ... Read More

Born in Veneto: Coordination Table of UNESCO Sites
Cultural Travel News

Born in Veneto: Coordination Table of UNESCO Sites

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 19, 2020

The Veneto Region is responsible for governing a territory that today boasts 8 World Heritage sites. It has long been ... Read More

Is Italy Heading for a Third Lockdown?
Italy travel news

Is Italy Heading for a Third Lockdown?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 16, 2020

Italy's latent risk of entering the third phase of the COVID-19 pandemic is reminiscent of a disoriented flock being misled ... Read More

Using the Pandemic for Musical Inspiration
Cultural Travel News

Using the Pandemic for Musical Inspiration

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic became a source of inspiration for Maestro Roberto De Simone, a great Neapolitan musical composer, writer, and ... Read More

Skål Special Awards 2020 Honors Antonio Percario
Travel Award News

Skål Special Awards 2020 Honors Antonio Percario

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 12, 2020

During the Annual General Assembly of Skål International, held virtually for the first time in its history, the organization presented ... Read More

Italy Tourism Trade Associations Outraged with Government Recovery Plan
Italy travel news

Italy Tourism Trade Associations Outraged with Government Recovery Plan

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 12, 2020

The government contribution to the tourism sector outrages the Italy tourism trade associations following the recent approval of the draft ... Read More

Italy Prime Minister Presents New Holiday Restrictions
Italy travel news

Italy Prime Minister Presents New Holiday Restrictions

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 5, 2020

After exhausting talks with Presidents of the Italian regions and various political parties in order to reach a consensus to ... Read More

Italian Tourist Board goes to the heart of international MICE market
Meeting Industry News

Italian Tourist Board goes to the heart of international MICE market

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 4, 2020

The Italian Tourist Board (Enit) announces an exclusive year-long partnership with IBTM Events which includes: IBTM World Virtual 2020; IBTM ... Read More

101-year-old Italian woman survived Spanish Flu, WWII, and COVID-19…three times
Breaking Travel News

101-year-old Italian woman survived Spanish Flu, WWII, and COVID-19…three times

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 30, 2020

101-year-old Italian grandma, who lived through the Spanish Flu and WWII, has tested positive for coronavirus and survived three times ... Read More

Delta to launch first quarantine-free, COVID-free travel to Europe
Airline News

Delta to launch first quarantine-free, COVID-free travel to Europe

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 26, 2020

Delta Air Lines, the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have joined in a first-of-its-kind trans-Atlantic COVID-19 testing ... Read More

Italy Minister: Many Italians Will No Longer Be Here Next Christmas
Italy travel news

Italy Minister: Many Italians Will No Longer Be Here Next Christmas

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 25, 2020

“Many Italians will no longer be next Christmas. Discussing dinners and parties with 600-700 deaths a day is really out ... Read More

US, Holland and Italy United for LGBT Green Mural
LGBTQ

US, Holland and Italy United for LGBT Green Mural

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 21, 2020

The first green mural paying homage to the LGBT+ movement was inaugurated in Rome on a large wall courtesy of ... Read More

Venice postpones new tourist levy till 2022 over COVID-19 crisis
Breaking Travel News

Venice postpones new tourist levy till 2022 over COVID-19 crisis

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 21, 2020

Venice city authorities announced that the city would postpone the launch of a new tourist levy as it tries to ... Read More

COVID-19 and Italy: What Should Have Been Done
Italy travel news

COVID-19 and Italy: What Should Have Been Done

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 19, 2020

In-depth investigations conducted by the “Noi denounce” Committee on the structural-organizational inadequacies of the Italian government in managing the first ... Read More

Volcano explodes in Italy
Breaking Travel News

Volcano explodes in Italy

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 17, 2020

A stronger-than-usual explosion was captured on cameras operated by the Istituto Nazionale Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV). Imagery shared by Il Mondo ... Read More

The 2025 Jubilee in Rome Tolls Amid COVID-19
Italy travel news

The 2025 Jubilee in Rome Tolls Amid COVID-19

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 14, 2020

The first tolls of the 2025 Jubilee in Rome were heard as the city is in a full COVID-19 emergency. ... Read More

Yes to Italian Sex Shops But No to Travel Agencies?
Italy travel news

Yes to Italian Sex Shops But No to Travel Agencies?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 12, 2020

FIAVET (Federazione Italiana Associazioni Imprese Viaggi E Turismo), the Italian Federation of Travel and Tourism Associations, sent out an alarming ... Read More

Archaeological Tourism: UNESCO Site Hosts Mediterranean Exchange
Cultural Travel News

Archaeological Tourism: UNESCO Site Hosts Mediterranean Exchange

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 11, 2020

The 23rd edition of the Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism will be held inside the ancient city of Paestum (Salerno, ... Read More

Italian Civil Aviation Authority reminds airlines to respect passengers’ rights
Aviation News

Italian Civil Aviation Authority reminds airlines to respect passengers’ rights

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 11, 2020

Following the enactment of the latest Decree on COVID-19 (dpcm) on November 3, ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority) called on ... Read More

Italian Tourism: Christmas holidays frozen
Breaking Travel News

Italian Tourism: Christmas holidays frozen

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020

Italian Tourism sector's budget is in the "red". Italy lost 49.5 million new arrivals and 153.5  million night stays in 5 ... Read More

New cultural commitments enrich the beautiful land of Sicily
Italy travel news

New cultural commitments enrich the beautiful land of Sicily

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020

The Selinunte Archaeological Park reopens just one month after the fire that devastated the Mediterranean scrub and the trees of ... Read More

Italy bans Christmas markets over COVID-19 fears
Italy travel news

Italy bans Christmas markets over COVID-19 fears

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020

Among the new rules in the latest Italian Government Decree of November 3, 2020, the one that divided Italy into red, ... Read More

Italian Railway Financial Crisis Caused by New COVID-19 Wave
Italy travel news

Italian Railway Financial Crisis Caused by New COVID-19 Wave

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020

Trenitalia will reduce the Frecciarossa frequencies in 28 Italian railway destinations because of the latest restrictions introduced by the most-recent ... Read More

China Bans Italians from Entry
Italy travel news

China Bans Italians from Entry

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020

Due to the current spread of COVID-19 in Italy, China bans Italians temporarily from entry for citizens residing in Italy ... Read More

Second Italy COVID-19 Wave Divides Country into Zones
Italy travel news

Second Italy COVID-19 Wave Divides Country into Zones

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 5, 2020

A new Prime Ministerial Decree (DPCM) was signed by Italy Prime Minister G. Conte due to the second Italy COVID-19 ... Read More

With 30K new COVID-19 cases in one day Italy announces new lockdown
Italy travel news

With 30K new COVID-19 cases in one day Italy announces new lockdown

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 4, 2020

Over 30,000 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been confirmed in Italy in the past 24 hours, which is 2,000 ... Read More

Total lockdown: Italy is approaching “Scenario 4”
Breaking Travel News

Total lockdown: Italy is approaching “Scenario 4”

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 31, 2020

Italy is increasingly marred by social uprisings in some Italian cities, in which groups of terrorists, extremists and COVID-19 deniers ... Read More

Costa Cruises completes Italy’s first LNG cruise ship bunkering operation
Cruise Industry News

Costa Cruises completes Italy’s first LNG cruise ship bunkering operation

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

Costa Cruises, a major European cruise line and a part of Carnival Corporation & plc, today announced another milestone for Costa Smeralda, the line's ... Read More

Milan Bergamo Airport maintains 2030 development masterplan
Airport news

Milan Bergamo Airport maintains 2030 development masterplan

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

Milan Bergamo Airport continues to maintain its infrastructure development masterplan with the recent unveiling of the Italian gateway’s new extra-Schengen ... Read More

2021 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships Announced
Sports Travel News

2021 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships Announced

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 24, 2020

The next appointment for the most important mountain bike race in the world to be held at Elba Island in ... Read More

Journey of Prem Rawat: Champion of World Peace
Cultural Travel News

Journey of Prem Rawat: Champion of World Peace

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 24, 2020

The Senate of the Republic of Italy hosted Prem Rawat for the fourth time at a conference organized by Senator ... Read More

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