As Italy gradually lifts travel restrictions, some US-Italy flight connections were reinstated in June. But as The Local's readers report, being able to buy tickets is no guarantee that passengers will be allowed to board the flight, as the restrictions for travelling into Italy have not been lifted completely. "Non-essential" travel into Italy fro...

La Ue allenta le restrizioni e riapre le frontiere turistiche ai voli extra Schengen ma non a quelli provenienti da Usa e Russia mentre nel caso della Cina gli arrivi sono soggetti alla conferma della reciprocità. Una spallata all’industria turistica italiana che in un solo colpo rischia di perdere i suoi migliori ospiti. I soli clienti americani n...

Ah, the Isle of Capri, as in Sinatra’s tune from his “Come Fly with Me” album. A playboy’s and playgirl’s paradise known for its marina, piazzetta of fashionable sidewalk cafes, and “Capri pants” of the ‘50s and early ‘60s—made a fashion sensation by Grace Kelly. But take a public bus just three kilometers to the other side of the figure-eight-shap...

Abruzzo’s spectacular Sulmona captivates and wedges itself as a special place in your heart! Where is Sulmona? Have you heard of Italy’s Sulmona? Lucky enough to be invited to spend a few days over Easter in Sulmona for a catch-up with a friend from volunteering days in Thailand, gladly dust off my daypack and set out on my way from Calabria, south...

ITALY HAS HUNDREDS OF ANCIENT churches, but only a few feature the kind of wonder that makes Santuario della Beata Vergine delle Grazie stand out.  Inside the sanctuary of this church located in the Province of Mantua, visitors will find a large, taxidermied crocodile hanging from the ceiling, just beyond the main entrance. There are several other...

Ancora un riconoscimento per Gino Sorbillo: il maestro pizzaiolo questa volta è stato nominato Ambasciatore del Turismo Gastronomico Mondiale. Tutto è avvenuto a La Rinascente di Roma: davanti alla stampa in via del Tritone, Zurab Pololikashvili, Segretario Generale dell’Unwto (Organizzazione Mondiale del Turismo) sin dal 2018, ha conferito il tito...

Located on the north-western coast of Sicily, “Arab-Norman Palermo includes a series of nine civil and religious structures dating from the era of the Norman kingdom of Sicily (1130-1194): two palaces, three churches, a cathedral, a bridge, as well as the cathedrals of Cefalú and Monreale,” writes Unesco, which inscribed these monuments into its Wo...

Sorrento is a small town with a population of 16,000, but its residents are warm, welcoming, and passionate about their culture. A short train ride from Naples and Pompeii, Sorrento is a picturesque escape from busy city life. Known for dazzling waters, gorgeous greenery, and of course, artisan crafted limoncello, Sorrento is the stuff of tourist d...

TUCKED AWAY IN THE ROLLING countryside of northern Sardinia, the Church of the Holy Trinity (Basilica della Santissima Trinità di Saccargia) is a prime example of Pisane Romanesque architecture. Though the black-and-white basilica dates back to the early 12th century, the site upon which it was built was home to religious institutions for far longe...

The European Commission has launched 'Re-openEU', a web platform with certain travel information to help get tourism going again in safety in the EU in the post-COVID period. The platform provides real.time information about borders, means of transport, travel restrictions and safety and public health measures, such as those regarding social distan...