Ottime notizie per la cultura italiana: i dati definitivi 2017 segnano il nuovo record per i nostri musei: "Superata la soglia dei 50 milioni di visitatori e incassi che sfiorano i 200 milioni di euro, con un incremento sul 2016 di circa 5 milioni di visitatori e di 20 milioni di euro". I dati sono stati presentati dal ministro Dario Franceschini c...

Il 2017 "anno record" per i musei, che hanno registrato +9% visitatori e +13% incassi, e per il turismo con +7,8% arrivi e +7% di spesa degli stranieri in Italia. Ad annunciarlo il ministro dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Dario Franceschini, su Twitter.  I dati ufficiali e quelli delle principali associazioni di categoria raccolt...

Visitors to Rome's Pantheon, an ancient temple-turned-church, will have to pay to visit the site from May next year, Italy's culture ministry announced on Monday. Tickets will cost €2 and will be introduced on May 2nd, 2018, so locals and those planning to visit the capital before then still have a chance to visit the site for free. And even after...

When I still lived abroad, I once visited my brother in Rome with two Irish friends, who were astonished by the fact the city only had two underground lines (it’s three today). “Well, every time they begin digging, something archaeologically valuable comes out of the ground!” - my brother would cheerfully explain. While that may not be the sole rea...

Consolidating Lombardy as a major tourist destination and enhancing tourism as a driver of economic development, in a logic of integrated attractiveness are the objectives of the new communication campaign “#inLombardia there is so much to discover,” which will be conveyed until 31 January next with billboards, press, radio and TV, digital and soci...

Thanks to a new 3D visor, visitors to Caracalla's Baths in Rome have been restored to their ancient glory with marbles burnished, statues restored and fountains fuelling newly revamped units of its spa complex. Also restored are the gymnasiums where people exercised and the grand colonnades where they met to chat and preen. "It gives everyone a cha...

Italy—a perennial favorite with travelers—has once again captured the number one slot on a list of top destinations, this time as the 2018 leading luxury destination in a Travel Leaders Group survey of its agents. Just over 34 percent of the luxury experts polled named Italy as the leading vacation spot in 2018. It was followed by Europe river crui...

Italy’s towers are an integral part of her appeal, yet comparatively few remain. At the height of its development, Lucca boasted 250 towers; today has only 3. The hilltop town of San Gimignano holds the honor of best representing what a hilltop town looked like in days of old. Her 17 towers proudly nudge the Tuscan sky, asking if it remembers the d...

Choose Chicago, l’ente ufficiale di promozione turistica della città di Chicago, ha iniziato una partnership con Master Consulting Fl per l’implementazione e attivazione di diversi programmi dedicati ad agenti di viaggio e tour operator. «Nel 2016, l’Italia si è posizionata al nono posto per numero di visitatori oltre oceano, scalando una posizione...

Al vertice c’è l’affascinante Angkor Wat, in Cambogia, il “tempio della città” nel quasi omonimo sito archeologico nei pressi di Siem Reap, che emerge maestoso dalla foresta pluviale. Alla seconda piazza, invece, il Taj Mahal, in India, con buona pace delle autorità dell’Uttar Pradesh che hanno fatto fuori il “mausoleo dell’amore” di Agra dai mater...