Category: Italy travel news

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.

Farewell Alitalia Airline: Hello Italia Trasporto Aereo SpA (ITA)
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Farewell Alitalia Airline: Hello Italia Trasporto Aereo SpA (ITA)

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

According to the Italian government decree signed on the evening of October 9 by the four ministers of Economy, Transport, ... Read More

Puglia Implements Extraordinary Tourism Plan
Italy travel news

Puglia Implements Extraordinary Tourism Plan

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 9, 2020

The Puglia region, also known as Apulia, has implemented what it calls the Extraordinary Plan, "Let's take care of tourism ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Italy Office Honors World Tourism Day
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Seychelles Tourism Italy Office Honors World Tourism Day

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 8, 2020

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) office in Italy, organized an event in Rome to celebrate the World Tourism Day 2020 ... Read More

What Does the Future Hold for Italy Tourism?
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What Does the Future Hold for Italy Tourism?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 7, 2020

According to a recent survey conducted by the Italian Government Tourist Board known as ENIT, one third of Italians are ... Read More

Dubai flights from and to Bologna, Duesseldorf, Hamburg and Lyon
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Dubai flights from and to Bologna, Duesseldorf, Hamburg and Lyon

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 4, 2020

Dubai based Emirates Airlines has announced it will resume flights to Budapest (from 21 October), Bologna (1st November), Dusseldorf (1st November), Hamburg ... Read More

Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Treasure Hunt
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Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Treasure Hunt

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 3, 2020

The permanent exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci, set up inside the Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome, is renewed as it ... Read More

Milan Bergamo Airport continues to advance
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Milan Bergamo Airport continues to advance

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 29, 2020

While the aviation sector has been one of the worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Milan Bergamo Airport has been ... Read More

World Tourism Event for World Heritage Sites Concludes in Rome
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World Tourism Event for World Heritage Sites Concludes in Rome

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- September 28, 2020

The World Tourism Event (WTE) for World Heritage Sites took place in Rome, Italy, from September 24-26, 2020 bringing hope ... Read More

Italian Tour Operators Association Elects New President
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Italian Tour Operators Association Elects New President

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- September 28, 2020

The Italian Tour Operators Association (ASTOI) has elected a new defender of the rights of its associated members. An assembly ... Read More

Costa’s cruises return to Genoa
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Costa’s cruises return to Genoa

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 19, 2020

Costa Cruises, the leading cruise line in Europe and a part of Carnival Corporation & plc, announced that Costa Diadema ... Read More

Rome’s Fiumicino first airport in the world to earn ‘COVID-19 5-Star Rating’
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Rome’s Fiumicino first airport in the world to earn ‘COVID-19 5-Star Rating’

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 17, 2020

Rome's Fiumicino Airport has become the first airport in the world to earn "the COVID-19 5-Star Airport Rating" from Skytrax, ... Read More

COVID-19 Concerns and Confusion Over Resuming School in Italy
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COVID-19 Concerns and Confusion Over Resuming School in Italy

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- September 15, 2020

The main COVID-19 concerns getting attention in Italy are the lack of masks and a dispute regarding the detection of ... Read More

Alitalia abandons all flights from and to Milan
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Alitalia abandons all flights from and to Milan

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- September 13, 2020

Alitalia discontinued all flights from Malpensa, the international airport in Milan. Alitalia will no longer fly from Milan due to ... Read More

Costa Crociere suspends 2020-2021 season in South America
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Costa Crociere suspends 2020-2021 season in South America

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 8, 2020

Costa Crociere (Costa Cruises), a part of Carnival Corporation & plc, today announced the cancellation of the arrival of its ships for ... Read More

Italian mayor threatens to fine people €2,000 for WEARING a face mask
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Italian mayor threatens to fine people €2,000 for WEARING a face mask

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 5, 2020

In the midst of global COVID-19 pandemic, going out to public places without wearing a face mask is considered an ... Read More

Italy to Lose 36 Billion Euro Due to Pandemic
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Italy to Lose 36 Billion Euro Due to Pandemic

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

Italy to lose 36 billion - €36.7 billion to be precise – due to the loss from the Italian economy ... Read More

Italy COVID-19 Exit Far Away
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Italy COVID-19 Exit Far Away

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- September 4, 2020

Leap year 2020 confirmed the atavistic belief of a bringer of misfortune. Topping the list is the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic ... Read More

Travel Hitlist After COVID: 4 Places You Should Visit After The Crisis
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Travel Hitlist After COVID: 4 Places You Should Visit After The Crisis

editor editor- August 20, 2020

International travels are currently suspended and cancelled due to the onset of COVID-19. While some countries have opened their borders, ... Read More

Cruising the Mediterranean during COVID-19 the Swiss way
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Cruising the Mediterranean during COVID-19 the Swiss way

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 16, 2020

How bad of a risk is it to cruise during Coronavirus?  MSC Cruise line wanted to know and announced the ... Read More

Air India Halts Flights: Madrid, Milan, Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm
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Air India Halts Flights: Madrid, Milan, Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 12, 2020

Air India announced that it will stop flights to at least 5 European destinations due to of a drop in ... Read More

British easyJet to launch Ukraine flights
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British easyJet to launch Ukraine flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 12, 2020

UK's budget carrier  easyJet announced that it has been licensed to fly to Ukraine and the air service to that ... Read More

New Genoa Bridge Inauguration in Memory of Lives Lost
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New Genoa Bridge Inauguration in Memory of Lives Lost

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- August 4, 2020

A heavy rain followed by a rainbow, the Italian anthem, and the reading of the 43 names of the victims ... Read More

Eurail launches first ever digital pass solution
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Eurail launches first ever digital pass solution

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

After successful testing in June, the highly anticipated e-version of the iconic Eurail pass is now available online for travelers ... Read More

Fiavet President Pleads for Restart of Cruise Tourism
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Fiavet President Pleads for Restart of Cruise Tourism

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- August 1, 2020

Fiavet (the Italian Federation of Travel Agents) declared its support for cruise tourism - an important sector of the Italian ... Read More

Rome and Lazio Convention Bureau Announces New Board
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Rome and Lazio Convention Bureau Announces New Board

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- August 1, 2020

Stefano Fiori is the new President of the Rome and Lazio Convention Bureau. This month, the offices were designated in ... Read More

“Space” is the Keyword for Seaside Tourism
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“Space” is the Keyword for Seaside Tourism

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

The trend for summers  and seaside tourism is taking the form of gazebos. The space in which the day passes, ... Read More

Milan is bouncing back from COVID-19
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Milan is bouncing back from COVID-19

mm Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- July 31, 2020

The best time to see Milan is in the summer. The roads are clear, the autostrada leading from the Swiss ... Read More

Holland America Line designates its new flagship
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Holland America Line designates its new flagship

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 30, 2020

In honor of some of the most memorable ships in Holland America Line's nearly 150-year history, the premium cruise line ... Read More

Definitive Take-off of Alitalia as Public Capital Company
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Definitive Take-off of Alitalia as Public Capital Company

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 30, 2020

The definitive take-off of Alitalia (AZ) as a public capital company, Extrema Ratio (last solution), is pending EU Placet (approval) ... Read More

Hotels in Italy: The Restart That is Not There
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Hotels in Italy: The Restart That is Not There

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 28, 2020

"The storm of COVID-19 is still ongoing and continues to scourge the Italian hospitality system." With these words, the President ... Read More

Italian Travel Agents Protest: Demand Tourism Decree
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Italian Travel Agents Protest: Demand Tourism Decree

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

Italian travel agents protest and demand a tourism decree by August 10 which resulted in a meeting that lasted about ... Read More

Ryanair Strike Will Cause Weekend Chaos
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Ryanair Strike Will Cause Weekend Chaos

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 23, 2020

Over 100,000 passengers on the ground, 600 flights canceled, airports across Europe in chaos. This is the disastrous outcome that ... Read More

World Routes and Routes Asia postponed until 2021
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World Routes and Routes Asia postponed until 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 16, 2020

After careful consideration, and in close consultation with their hosts, Airports of Thailand and SEA Milan Airports respectively, it is ... Read More

Farewell Morricone: Italy Composer of the Century
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Farewell Morricone: Italy Composer of the Century

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

The National Cinema Museum of Turin in Italy is paying tribute to Maestro Ennio Morricone by proposing the diffusion of ... Read More

A New Italy
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A New Italy

mm Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- July 11, 2020

When passing the Swiss/Italian border in Chiasso, on one side there was the Swiss Police without masks but within only ... Read More

Italian Tourism Without USA and Russia Loses Luxury Customers
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Italian Tourism Without USA and Russia Loses Luxury Customers

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 7, 2020

The European Union (EU) opened tourist borders to non-Schengen flights but left Italian tourism without USA and Russia, while in ... Read More