Italy eyes underwater tourism after discovery of 40 shipwrecks

Sunken ships in Strait of Sicily have potential for underwater tourism. Around 40 shipwrecked vessels dating from world war two have been discovered off the coast of Lampedusa, the tiny Italian islan...

Rome Fiumicino airport welcomes back tourists with Leonardo da Vinci mural

TvBoy completes pop mural of da Vinci and Mona Lisa at Rome airport. Rome's Fiumicino airport, known officially as Leonardo da Vinci, celebrates the gradual restart of tourism in Italy with a new mur...

Florence Uffizi sends masterpieces to villages around Tuscany

Florence gallery launches Uffizi Diffusi project in long-term plan to combat over-tourism. The Uffizi Galleries in Florence, home to the world's finest collection of Renaissance art, has launched a r...

The future of Italy's tourism industry

Wanted in Rome interviews Antonio Barreca, director general of Federturismo, one of the key figures in Italy's travel and tourism industry. by Marco Venturini What is the current situation of tour...

Italy's new tourism ministry to restart sector left reeling by covid-19

Italy creates tourism ministry as the country seeks to rebuild a vital industry left reeling by covid-19. Amid the drama surrounding the recent formation of Italy's new government, led by Mario Dragh...

Sorry Italy: Tourists return looted treasures

From ancient coins and mosaics to precious sand, a growing number of tourists are returning artefacts stolen from Italy's cultural heritage sites. By Andy Devane Several years ago a bulky package...

A new bike trail will allow cyclists to circle Italy's Lake Bracciano

Cycle track to enrich sustainable tourism offer at lake near Rome. The Lazio region has given the green light to a plan to build a 33-km cycle path around Lago di Bracciano, a lake located an hour no...

Rome unveils plan to ferry tourists up and down river Tiber on electric boats

Plan to make Rome's river navigable "like in other European capitals" An ambitious plan to "restore the navigability" of the river Tiber, using electric boats to ferry tourists to and from the centre...

Why do tourists keep vandalising the Colosseum?

Colosseum defaced by German teenager. A 14-year-old German girl has become the latest person to deface Rome's Colosseum. The teenager was caught by security staff as she used a stone to carve a la...

Tourist returns 'cursed' artefacts looted from Pompeii

Repentant tourist sends stolen Pompeii artefacts back to Italy after blaming them for years of bad luck. A Canadian tourist has returned artefacts stolen from the ancient city of Pompeii 15 years ago...

Italy's Battle with Problem Tourists

Italy wants its foreign tourists back but not at the expense of damage to its precious cultural heritage. This summer's international headlines about tourists damaging Italy's sites and monuments wer...

Rome: Tourist rescued after falling into Forum of Augustus

Rome fire brigade used winch to rescue tourist after he fell into archaeological site. Rome firefighters have rescued a 37-year-old Polish tourist after he fell several metres into the archaeological...

Rome: Tourist fined for washing her feet in fountain

Rome police fine tourist at fountain in Piazza Venezia. A 26-year-old tourist from the Netherlands has been fined €300 for washing her feet in a fountain at the Altare della Patria in Piazza Venezia,...

Rome: Tourist carves his initials into Colosseum

Tourist from Ireland caught vandalising Colosseum in Rome. A 32-year-old Irish tourist was detained by security staff at the Colosseum just after he carved his initials into a pillar on the first lev...

Rome: Tourist crashes drone inside Colosseum

Tourist crashes drone in Colosseum after being told he wasn't allowed to fly device. A 40-year-old Polish tourist landed himself in trouble with Rome police after crashing his drone inside the Coloss...
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