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Hiking the Cinque Terre: All you Need to Know

Hiking the Cinque Terre in Italy is nothing short of intoxicating. The trail connecting the five picturesque and multicolored villages leads you up and down the jagged ridges of this stretch of Liguria’s coast. You walk surrounded by Mediterranean scrub and vineyards, standing out on the sea cobalt blue background. But what’s the best way to plan the Cinque Terre hike? Vernazza Small Harbor Aside from Florence, Rome, and Venice, the top three must-sees in Italy, the Cinque Terre is o...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Milan, Time, West, Italy, Venice, Florence, Mediterranean, Tuscany, Liguria, East, La Spezia, Martina, Vernazza, Cinque Terre

EXCLUSIVE Energy majors bid for #Qatar LNG project despite lower returns | Reuters

EXCLUSIVE Energy majors bid for Qatar LNG project despite lower returns | Reuters Six top western energy firms are vying to partner in the vast expansion of Qatar’s liquefied natural gas output, industry sources said, helping the Gulf state cement its position as the leading LNG producer while several large projects around the world recently stalled.Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, TotalEnergies and ConocoPhillips, which are part of Qatar's existing LNG production were joined by new entrants Ch...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Italy, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Gulf, Reuters, Eni, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Qatar Petroleum QP, Exxon Mobil Royal Dutch Shell

The 9 Best Places To Visit in Italy

Italy is a country you just cant stop yourself from visiting over and over. Here are some of the best places I have visited in in Italy You can read the original article here: The 9 Best Places To Visit in Italy. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
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41 tourists who stole sand from Sardinian beaches were fined up to $3,600 each

It's against the law to remove sand from the beaches of Sardinia. Tourists who either ignored the law or didn't know about it are paying the price. Customs police recently issued fines to 41 people who tried to leave the Mediterranean island with a "total of 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of sand, seashells and beach rocks" in their baggage according to AP. — Read the rest
Tags: Travel, Post, News, Italy, Customs, Sand, Mediterranean, Sardinia, Smugglers

24 of the best summer travel reads, from Anthony Bourdain's posthumous guide to a coffee table book of the Amalfi Coast

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider To satisfy wanderlust, we rounded up 24 of the best travel books. Books on the list include coffee table books, fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, and coloring books. Want more books? Check out our lists of the and romance novels. Whether you're planning a trip or fulfill your wanderlust from the comforts of your living room, look no further. We rounded up the best trav...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Books, London, Sweden, Education, Yosemite, Cheryl Strayed, Bali, Australia, California, Mexico, Oregon, China, India

‘We were deceived’: hundreds protest in Venice at return of giant cruise ships

Ban on huge vessels passing St Mark’s Square proves to be temporary after liner docks in city for first time in 17 monthsAnti-cruise ship campaigners in Venice claim they were “deceived” by the Italian government as hundreds protested against huge vessels docking in the historic city’s port on Saturday.Residents were caught by surprise on Thursday when a cruise liner sailed into the lagoon city for the first time since the pandemic began, despite prime minister Mario Draghi’s government declarin...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Europe, Environment, Travel & leisure, Mario Draghi, Unesco, Italy, Venice, Bari, St Mark 's Square, Shipping Industry

Angry protests in Venice at shock return of cruise ships

Ban on huge vessels passing St Mark’s Square proves to be temporary after liner docks in city for first time in 17 monthsAnti-cruise ship campaigners in Venice claim they were “deceived” by the Italian government as hundreds protested against huge vessels docking in the historic city’s port on Saturday.Residents were caught by surprise on Thursday when a cruise liner sailed into the lagoon city for the first time since the pandemic began, despite prime minister Mario Draghi’s government declarin...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Europe, Environment, Travel & leisure, Mario Draghi, Unesco, Italy, Venice, Bari, St Mark 's Square, Shipping Industry

Italy and the Written Word: Places to Celebrate Writing History

From ancient Latin script to modern fonts, Italy has contributed greatly to the history of the written word. Visit these places to learn more.
Tags: Travel, Books, Rome, Italy, Venice, Verona, Florence, Treviso, Lazio, Parma, Tuscany, Umbria, Emilia-romagna, Veneto, Gubbio, Dante Alighieri

Wyndham and Smy Hotels Enter Strategic Partnership to Develop 20 Hotels in Europe

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries, and Smy Hotels – a fast growing hotel group and operator headquartered in Spain – today announced a new non-exclusive agreement to develop 20 new hotels across key destinations in Spain, Portugal and Italy over the next 10 years.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Italy, Spain Portugal, Wyndham Hotels Resorts the world, Smy Hotels Enter Strategic Partnership to Develop

Mick Jagger and Tilda Swinton join calls for new law to protect Venice

Open letter signed by 21 high-profile personalities after news that cruise ship will sail past St Mark’s SquareA host of famous personalities including the Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger, and the actor Tilda Swinton have supported an appeal urging the Italian government to introduce a special law to safeguard Venice.Tourists have started to return to the lagoon city since Italy eased coronavirus travel restrictions in mid-May. But residents and those with close links to the city do not wan...
Tags: Travel, Europe, World news, Heritage, Italy, Mick Jagger, Venice, Tilda Swinton, Rolling Stones, St Mark 's SquareA

Bittersweet times in Rural Tuscany

Lots of folks travel to Tuscany to gawk at Etruscan tomb paintings. Many seek the remains of the Renaissance, or they (as I do) fawn over the carvings in Romanesque churches, (or—like my mother—swoon over Baroque churches). By the time we come to the 20 years of Fascism, our little tourist army has dwindled considerably. There are only a few stragglers by the time we get to the mid century 1950s, when Italy finally started to show signs of a post-war economic recovery, however dawdling its arriv...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Cortona, Camden Public Library, Pisa, Lunigiana, Rural Tuscany, Nancy Harmon Jenkins, Pisa La Gola di Bacco Restaurant

They're Back... Visitors Embrace the 17th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition

How Will We Live Together? Venice Biennale Architecture Exhibition - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Yes, the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale has actually opened. At about the same time, Italy relaxed much of its COVID restrictions, and humanity suddenly appeared in Venice again as if on cue. Where did they all come from?Biennale Architecture demands an answer to the question: How Will We Live Together? That theme had been announced in July 2019 by Hashim Sarkis, the Lebanese archi...
Tags: Travel, Post, Hollywood, Israel, Chile, Italy, Gaza, Venice, Anna, Venice Biennale, Venice Italy, Bauer, Campo, Julijonas Urbonas, Rolex, Palestine Israel

Oil Rises Above $64 as Investors Track Virus Fight, Iran Talks - Bloomberg

Oil Rises Above $64 as Investors Track Virus Fight, Iran Talks - Bloomberg PRICES: WTI for July delivery was 0.8% higher at $64.10 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 7:26 a.m. in London.Despite surging on Friday, prices dropped 2.7% last week.Brent for July settlement added 0.8% to $66.96 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe exchange. Oil advanced above $64 a barrel as more signs the U.S. economy is rapidly bouncing back from the pandemic outweighed concern a revival of the I...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, France, Italy, New York Mercantile Exchange, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

The Duomo: In Italy, There’s More Than Just One

Florence isn't the only city in Italy with a duomo.
Tags: Travel, Religion, Architecture, Italy, Saints, Florence, Itineraries, Churches And Basilicas, Italian language, Art & Architecture

When Can We Travel to Europe Again?

When Can We Travel to Europe Again? We are often asked, “when can we travel to Europe again?” Well, thankfully, we are very pleased to inform you that the answer is: THIS SUMMER! Travel to European Union Member Countries The European Union consists of 27 different European countries. On Wednesday, the member countries agreed to re-open their borders to fully vaccinated travelers from countries that are deemed safe. While the plan has yet to be signed into law, you can learn more about these d...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Greece, Cdc, France, Eu, European Union, United States, Italy, Antarctica, Travel News, Uniworld, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, COVID, Favorite Ocean Cruise Brands

Uniworld Opens Summer 2021 European River Cruises

Uniworld Opens Summer 2021 European River Cruises Uniworld restarts and opens up their summer 2021 European River Cruises. LOS ANGELES – May 20, 2021 –   Uniworld Boutique River Cruises  announces its first sailing dates for this year. The luxury river cruise company will resume cruising on June 20, 2021, debuting its most recently transformed Super Ship S.S. La Venezia in Italy. Cruises will restart in France shortly after Italy, with first departures for S.S. Bon Voyage on June 27th, S....
Tags: Travel, Milan, Featured, France, Unesco, Egypt, Normandy, Paris, Italy, Venice, Lyon, Catherine, Avignon, Northern Italy, Gironde, Uniworld

European countries will soon accept vaccinated US travelers. Here are the documents you'll need and how to know when it's safe.

A federal police officer checks the document of a passenger at Frankfurt Airport in Germany. Boris Roessler/picture alliance via Getty Images EU representatives voted Wednesday to allow fully vaccinated US travelers to visit soon. Americans will need to prove they've had their shots, but the specific rules may vary by country. Greece and Iceland, among the few countries already open to US tourists, are accepting CDC cards. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hold on to yo...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Greece, Cdc, France, Germany, Boston, Nbc News, US, Trends, Eu, Spain

Fendi Taps Italy’s Regional Artisans to Create Hand in Hand Collection

Fendi travels to all 20 of Italy's regions for inspiration for its latest Baguette collection.
Tags: Travel, Crafts, Shopping, Italy, Fendi

Four Seasons Adds Two New Properties in Southern Italy

Four Seasons hotels are known around the world for their attention to detail and luxurious, yet discreet, accommodations. The Canadian company will now add two more hotel choices in Italy—in Sicily and in Puglia. San Domenico Palace Taormina (Booking | Expedia | website) came under the Four Seasons umbrella in 2020 after the company stepped...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Italy, Expedia, Sicily, Puglia, Accommodations, Southern Italy, Four Seasons Adds Two New Properties, Puglia San Domenico Palace Taormina

9 New Hotel Rate Types For The Post-Covid Traveller | By Kassem Jouni

Upon landing at Belfast International Airport in February 2020, it caught me by surprise to see visitors from northern Italy having to announce themselves and go through a separate "Covid control lane" adhering to additional questioning and health checks. The article "Covid-19; Tourisms Deathbed?" reflects on our speculations surrounding the evolution of the travel industry back in April 2020.
Tags: Travel, Italy, Belfast International Airport, Kassem Jouni

Travel Insurance for Italy in the Wake of the Pandemic

Should you get travel insurance for your next trip to Italy? The answer is yes. Here are a few tips for starting your search.
Tags: Travel, Italy, Travel Insurance, Essentials, Italy News, COVID-19

G20 Ministers Welcome UNWTO Recommendations For Tourism’s ‘Green Transformation’

Upon assuming Presidency of the G20, Italy has drawn on UNWTO data to highlight the impact the pandemic has had on tourist numbers globally and how this translates into lost jobs and revenues, as well as lost opportunities for social development.
Tags: Travel, Italy, UNWTO

WTTC Requests Clear Rules And A Consistent Protocol For Mobility At The G20 Tourism Ministerial Meeting Hosted By Italy

Gloria Guevara, President & CEO of World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) gave an opening keynote speech at the G20 Tourism Ministers Meeting, as Ministers gathered to discuss the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism.
Tags: Travel, Italy, Wttc, World Travel Tourism Council WTTC, Gloria Guevara

Italy-Inspired Gifts for Mother’s Day

Support independent artists with these gifts for your Italy-loving mom. Hand-picked, unique ideas for Mother's Day or any other occasion.
Tags: Travel, Shopping, Italy


It’s odd, isn’t it, that a throat-scorching liquor made from the almost spent left-overs of the wine making process would command a relatively high price and be consumed in thin and elegant glasses whose glistening flared chimneys amplify the vapors like the bell of a tuba amplifies the wet lip blat that originates with the artist at the other end. But there you have it. But what gives Grappa the luster of modernity is the way it is produced from the detritus left over from a vintage: skins, s...
Tags: Travel, Italy, Venice, Rube Goldberg, Vicenza, Mira, Padua, Veneto, San Marco Square, Bassano, La Serenissima, Nardini, Ponte Vecchio, Jacopo, Ponte degli Alpini, Bassano Del Grappa

Miniature Antique Portrait That I Have Renamed After My Readers and a Giveaway

Miniature portraits catch my attention as much as everything else that is old does. I have a Brocante Bug badly as you know. The miniature portrait that I am mostly attracted to are the ones that aren't raving beauties but have a certain unusual charm. Unique in their oddness. My appeal is not to find the glass slipper. But realness, a look that strikes my curiosity, Who were they? Miniature portraits were often commissioned so that they could be given to a loved one to carry in their breast poc...
Tags: Travel, England, France, Rebecca, Canada, Italy, States, Ian, Denise, Dang, Cathleen, Patrizia, French la Vie, Anna For, Kambria, Martine Alan Becky Tara Diogenes Frank

Covid Vaccine in Basilicata

 The vaccine program here in Italy has had fits and starts but fortunately is starting to move forward.  We are relient upon the EU for the vaccines and there were some early stumbles with AstraZenica. More Pfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccines are arriving and the expectation is that by the end of the summer we should reach close to 70% vaccinated.  [Author: Bryan]
Tags: Travel, Eu, Italy, Daily Life, Basilicata, Bryan, The Process, Unica Italia, Pfizer Moderna

Sustainable Travel in Italy: Forging A Better Path After the Pandemic

The post-pandemic era gives us a great opportunity to change how we travel. Here are some tips for sustainable travel in Italy.
Tags: Travel, Ecotourism, Italy, Sustainable Tourism, Featured Articles, Italy News, Culture & Living, Coronavirus, COVID-19


I went to the Jardin des Plantes here in Paris to have a look at what is flowering there right now. As I am always saying, it was a beautiful day. I seldom get out on gray days. This sculpture was out front. That’s some alligator! A very tall tree starting to leaf. I think this was a type of magnolia tree but the bloom were a creamy yellow. I was going to get a photo of this gorgeous tree without any people but I decided to leave them in to show how huge the tree was. T...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Hawaii, Corsica, Sculpture, Paris, Italy, Sardinia, Napoleon, Blossoms, Jardin des Plantes, Cherry Trees, Magnolia Tree, Sardenia

interTouch and announce strategic partnership

London, 19th April 2021: interTouch, the leading provider of cloud-based Internet and guest-facing technologies to the global hospitality industry, and, leading telecommunications infrastructure provider in Italy, have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership with the aim to accelerate mutual growth in the hospitality sector across Italy.
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