Giglio Island: lily of the Tuscan islands

Tourists travel to the Tuscan island of Giglio for its tranquility and natural beauty.Legend has it that when the Tyrrhenian Venus emerged from the depths of the sea, seven gemstones fell from her tia...

Life is beautiful in Arezzo

Although overshadowed by its more famous Tuscan neighbours, Arezzo has a charm all of its own.Arezzo, located at the confluence of the Casentino, Valdarno and Val di Chiana valleys in central Tuscany,...

How to get to Pompeii from Rome and back

Pompeii was once a significant city of the ancient Roman empire dating back to 2000 years ago. Located in the Campania region of modern-day Italy, the posh villas and elegant houses that once stood...

What it's like flying out from Rome during the Coronavirus Pandemic

On 19 March, the United States State Department sent a Global Health Advisory to United States citizens, warning them to return to the U.S. or prepare to remain abroad for an indefinite amount of time...

The US State Department recalls US citizens abroad

Americans can no longer travel overseas or cross international borders. All Americans currently abroad must come home. On 11 March, United States President Donald Trump announced a travel ban on all p...

Rome shuts down Ciampino airport and Terminal 1 at Fiumicino

Rome closes Ciampino airport as Italy goes into total shutdown.Italy has shut down Rome's Ciampino airport, home to several low-cost airlines, as well as the main terminal at Fiumicino, the capital's...

UK warns Brits not to travel to Italy

British nationals in Italy can still leave without restrictions. Britain's Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its travel advice and now advises against all non-essential travel to It...

Coronavirus: Rome airports screen departing passengers

Fiumicino and Ciampino take temperature of passengers flying out of Rome.Rome's two international airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino, are now screening passengers leaving for destinations outside the Sc...

Coronavirus: UK travel advice for Italy

Recommendations for those travelling between Italy and UK. Britain's Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) does not recommend any non-essential travel to the 11 areas of northern Italy (10 towns in...

Coronavirus: US quarantine for travellers from Italy

US has Level 3 travel warning in place for Italy due to Coronavirus. People travelling to the United States from Italy will be asked on arrival to stay home for a period of 14 days, according to the...

In Rome, life goes on

There may be fewer tourists in Rome right now but otherwise life continues as normal in the Eternal City. Roma non si ferma. Rome doesn't stop. There are several ways to translate or interpret thi...

Why now is a great time to visit Rome

Enjoy the wonders of Rome without the crowds. Did you ever wonder what it would be like to visit Rome's greatest landmarks minus the crowds? Ever dream of taking a uncrowded subway across the capi...

Lake Bolsena: beautiful day trip from Rome

Bolsena is famed for its volcanic lake and beautiful scenery. Rome residents in search of a nearby inland destination need look no further than Bolsena. Head north up the Via Cassia to Italy’s larges...

Coronavirus: Alitalia plane grounded in Mauritius

Mauritius authorities gave passengers choice of quarantine or return to Italy. An Alitalia flight which departed Rome with 300 people on board was grounded this morning at the airport on Mauritius, t...

Rome airport shields tourists from illegal taxis

Fiumicino airport takes action against unauthorised taxis. Rome's Fiumicino international airport has installed a new supervised route to shield newly-arrived passengers from unauthorised taxi driver...
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