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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.

EU to Italian Air Transport: Renounce Alitalia!

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 28, 2021 00:53

Although Italia Air Transport likes the idea of keeping the recognizable Alitalia brand, it may have to renounce its acquisition in order to be able to access the 3 billion ... Read More

Ryanair-ITA challenge: Big airport slots at stake

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 27, 2021 23:19

Irish low-cost carrier is interested in the slots at Milan Linate and Rome Fiumicino airports Read More

The island of Procida named Italy’s Capital of Culture

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 23, 2021 00:34

Forty-four cultural projects, 330 days of programming, 240 artists, 40 original works and 8 regenerated spaces: these are the numbers of a year that promises to be unforgettable for the ... Read More

Federturismo in favor of Travel License for vaccinated people

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 16, 2021 20:56

Federturismo, the Italian Federation for Travel Agents, is pleading with the Technical Scientific Committee to help restart tourism by its extension of the country’s state of emergency. Its President, Marina ... Read More

Mausoleum of Augustus circa 28 BC reopens to the public

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 16, 2021 20:25

The Mausoleum of Augustus is a funerary monument of the emperor Octavian Augustus. Construction began by his will in 29 BC, when he had not yet become emperor. Building started ... Read More

Alitalia airline: Hypothesis of the sale

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 15, 2021 03:09

Alitalia airline is being sold off bit by bit, one piece at a time. Steps being taken include what is being called a Plan B, the aviation part, along with ... Read More

COVID-19 in Italy: Fewer nurses than needed

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 12, 2021 03:02

There seems to be enough vaccine to go around for now, but at the rate they are being administered, how long will it take to get everyone vaccinated? How can ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board Italy participates in Travel Open Day Virtual

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 29, 2020 20:23

From December 14-16, 2020, the Seychelles Tourism Board Italy participated to the first edition of the travel virtual fair Travel Open Day, an online event dedicated to the outbound tourism ... Read More

COVID Vaccine: Allergic Reaction Trigger

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 29, 2020 01:40

According to a report by the Italian daily, Il Corriere della Sera, there are compounds present in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and food that may cause the COVID vaccine allergic reaction in ... Read More

Commemorating Rumi: UNESCO List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 19, 2020 21:20

On the 747th anniversary of his death, the most important Sufi mystic and poet in the world, Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, is commemorated during the "Seb-i Arus" ceremony held yesterday on ... Read More

Rome Botticelle Says Goodbye

Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN- December 19, 2020 20:50

The Rome Botticelle - the horse-drawn carriages which until a few decades ago were one of the most used means of mobility in the city - are now confined to ... Read More

Born in Veneto: Coordination Table of UNESCO Sites

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 19, 2020 01:54

The Veneto Region is responsible for governing a territory that today boasts 8 World Heritage sites. It has long been engaged in an action to enhance its heritage excellence with ... Read More

Is Italy Heading for a Third Lockdown?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 16, 2020 21:29

Italy's latent risk of entering the third phase of the COVID-19 pandemic is reminiscent of a disoriented flock being misled by its shepherd and his dogs. The disobedience of a ... Read More

Using the Pandemic for Musical Inspiration

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 12, 2020 20:43

The COVID-19 pandemic became a source of inspiration for Maestro Roberto De Simone, a great Neapolitan musical composer, writer, and playwright who conquered audiences of the world's leading opera houses ... Read More

Skål Special Awards 2020 Honors Antonio Percario

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 12, 2020 20:12

During the Annual General Assembly of Skål International, held virtually for the first time in its history, the organization presented the Skål Special Awards 2020. Peter Morrison, 2020 President of ... Read More

Italy Tourism Trade Associations Outraged with Government Recovery Plan

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 12, 2020 19:53

The government contribution to the tourism sector outrages the Italy tourism trade associations following the recent approval of the draft by the Council of Ministers on the Recovery Plan. The ... Read More

Italy Prime Minister Presents New Holiday Restrictions

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 5, 2020 01:37

After exhausting talks with Presidents of the Italian regions and various political parties in order to reach a consensus to apply restrictive measures during the period that includes shopping, Christmas, ... Read More

Italian Tourist Board goes to the heart of international MICE market

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 4, 2020 22:24

The Italian Tourist Board (Enit) announces an exclusive year-long partnership with IBTM Events which includes: IBTM World Virtual 2020; IBTM Asia Pacific 2021; IBTM Americas 2021, and IBTM World 2021.  ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 30, 2020 15:32

101-year-old Italian grandma, who lived through the Spanish Flu and WWII, has tested positive for coronavirus and survived three times in one year. Italian doctors and nurses are amazed with ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 26, 2020 15:47

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 program that will enable quarantine-free entry into Italy, in accordance ... Read More

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

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 25, 2020 03:51

“Many Italians will no longer be next Christmas. Discussing dinners and parties with 600-700 deaths a day is really out of place." These are the words of Francesco Boccia, Italy ... Read More

US, Holland and Italy United for LGBT Green Mural

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 21, 2020 20:45

The first green mural paying homage to the LGBT+ movement was inaugurated in Rome on a large wall courtesy of the Armellini State Industrial Technical Institute (ITIS) in Largo Beato ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 21, 2020 18:56

Venice city authorities announced that the city would postpone the launch of a new tourist levy as it tries to recover from the COVID-19 crisis that has shattered visitor numbers. ... Read More

COVID-19 and Italy: What Should Have Been Done

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 19, 2020 00:34

In-depth investigations conducted by the “Noi denounce” Committee on the structural-organizational inadequacies of the Italian government in managing the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic that hit hard the Lombardy ... Read More

Volcano explodes in Italy

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 17, 2020 05:45

A stronger-than-usual explosion was captured on cameras operated by the Istituto Nazionale Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV). Imagery shared by Il Mondo dei Terremoti on Twitter shows the eruption in real-time; video captured ... Read More

The 2025 Jubilee in Rome Tolls Amid COVID-19

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 14, 2020 20:00

The first tolls of the 2025 Jubilee in Rome were heard as the city is in a full COVID-19 emergency. Palazzo Chigi, the seat of the Rome Government, hosted a ... Read More

Yes to Italian Sex Shops But No to Travel Agencies?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 12, 2020 01:34

FIAVET (Federazione Italiana Associazioni Imprese Viaggi E Turismo), the Italian Federation of Travel and Tourism Associations, sent out an alarming message to the Italian government: “Travel agencies are disappearing; they ... Read More

Archaeological Tourism: UNESCO Site Hosts Mediterranean Exchange

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 11, 2020 02:42

The 23rd edition of the Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism will be held inside the ancient city of Paestum (Salerno, Italy), a UNESCO site since 1998. Once again, the Exhibition ... Read More

Italian Civil Aviation Authority reminds airlines to respect passengers’ rights

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 11, 2020 00:14

Following the enactment of the latest Decree on COVID-19 (dpcm) on November 3, ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority) called on all the airlines that operate flights to and from Italy ... Read More

Italian Tourism: Christmas holidays frozen

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020 23:26

Italian Tourism sector's budget is in the "red". Italy lost 49.5 million new arrivals and 153.5  million night stays in 5 months. 10.5 million fewer Italians traveled abroad. In August and ... Read More

New cultural commitments enrich the beautiful land of Sicily

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020 22:55

The Selinunte Archaeological Park reopens just one month after the fire that devastated the Mediterranean scrub and the trees of the Acropolis on September 26th. With highly urgent specialist interventions, ... Read More

Italy bans Christmas markets over COVID-19 fears

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020 22:30

Among the new rules in the latest Italian Government Decree of November 3, 2020, the one that divided Italy into red, orange and yellow areas, there is an explicit ban on ... Read More

Italian Railway Financial Crisis Caused by New COVID-19 Wave

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020 03:04

Trenitalia will reduce the Frecciarossa frequencies in 28 Italian railway destinations because of the latest restrictions introduced by the most-recent decree announced by Italy Prime Minister Conte which caused a ... Read More

China Bans Italians from Entry

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 10, 2020 00:37

Due to the current spread of COVID-19 in Italy, China bans Italians temporarily from entry for citizens residing in Italy in possession of Chinese visas and residence permits "for work, ... Read More

Second Italy COVID-19 Wave Divides Country into Zones

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 5, 2020 02:51

A new Prime Ministerial Decree (DPCM) was signed by Italy Prime Minister G. Conte due to the second Italy COVID-19 wave. The news came after midnight on November 5, 2020, ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 4, 2020 21:55

Over 30,000 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been confirmed in Italy in the past 24 hours, which is 2,000 more than on November 3, according to the latest reports. ... Read More