Rome's Fiumicino airport celebrates 60 years

From the joy of the Olympic Games to the trials of covid-19, the story of Rome's main airport. Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport, better known as Fiumicino, celebrates its 60th birthday...

Travel to Italy: who can visit right now

Italy is open to EU visitors but restrictions remain for US tourists. Italy reopened to tourists from the European Union and the Schengen Area on 3 June, allowing unrestricted travel after months of...

San Gimignano: A town of fine towers in Tuscany

This hilltop town in central Tuscany is famed for its stunning skyline of mediaeval towers Arriving in this tower-topped town in central Tuscany is always going to be a visual treat, regardless of th...

Italy lifts hand luggage ban on flights

Passengers on flights to and from Italy can take cabin baggage from 15 July. Italy has lifted a ban on carry-on luggage in overhead lockers on aircrafts to and from Italy, with effect from 15 July, r...

Civita di Bagnoregio: Lazio town that refuses to die

Efforts to save the north Lazio town of Civita di Bagnoregio have been in place for centuries but have intensified in recent years. The spectacular mediaeval hilltop town of Civita di Bagnoregio, kno...

Ryanair questions Italian ban on hand luggage

In an interview with Corriere della Sera, CEO of Ryanair Eddie Wilson, questions Italy's decision to ban the use of overhead lockers for hand luggage.  "The ban on hand luggage is insane and exposes...

Rome restarts Leonardo Express train to Fiumicino airport

Express shuttle train runs again between Fiumicino and Termini Station. Rome's Fiumicino airport is once again connected by train to the city's central station Termini with the return of the Leonardo...

EU to reopen borders on 1 July but not to US

US excluded from list of countries allowed access to EU from 1 July. The European Union will reopen its external borders to 14 countries from 1 July, however the US has been excluded from this travel...

Coronavirus: EU to reopen borders to 14 countries on 1 July

US likely to be left off list of countries allowed access to EU. The European Union is to reopen its external borders to citizens of 14 countries on 1 July, according to a report published by French...

Rome's tourists are Italians right now

Rome residents have the city more or less to themselves.   Rome's tourist sites have never looked so beautiful. The lack of international visitors due to the fallout from the covid-19 crisis means...

US tourists face travel ban when EU reopens borders

American tourists may be barred from Europe when EU reopens to outside world. US travellers look set to be denied entry to the EU when the European bloc reopens its borders on 1 July, according to dr...

10 reasons why we will all return to Rome when this is finally over

Life in Rome has been turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic, with the Eternal City only starting to get back on its feet now after the world's longest nationwide lockdown. As Rome's devastat...

Alitalia to resume flights to New York and Spain

Italian flag carrier to restore New York and Spain flights from 2 June. Alitalia is to resume its non-stop flights between Rome and New York, flights with Spain (Rome-Madrid and Rome-Barcelona) and d...

Italy: 85 per cent drop in air travel in March

Collapse of Italian air travel reflects global trend due to covid-19 pandemic. Five weeks after almost 460,000 passengers passed through Italian airports on Sunday 23 February, the number dropped to...

Alitalia suspends Rome-New York flights

Italian flag carrier drops New York flights until 31 May. Alitalia is to suspend all flights between Rome and New York from 5 May until 31 May, reports Italian newspaper of record Corriere della Sera...
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