"Se mi chiedete si quest'estate le vacanze si faranno, io rispondo di sì, quest'estate si faranno le vacanze: saranno diverse, dovremo osservare le misure che ci sono prescritte per tutte le attività: il distanziamento, in qualche caso le mascherine e la sanificazione, tutte misure che conosciamo ormai molto bene. Saranno vacanze diverse, ma si pot...

A few days before Italy is set to lift restrictions across much of the country after being locked down since March 10, the streets of Venice are starting to spring back to life. There are no tourists here just yet. Instead the noise is from vacuum cleaners and sanitation crews inside stores that are getting ready for the grand reopening on May 18....

È stata inserita nel decreto Rilancio la misura che proroga il titolo di capitale italiana della Cultura conferito alla città di Parma per l’anno 2020 anche all’anno 2021. Il provvedimento era stato più volte annunciato dai rappresentanti del Governo, a cominciare dal ministro per la Cultura Dario Franceschini che sottolinea: "Abbiamo inserito nel...

After reports surfaced recently that Italy was going to close its borders to tourists until 2021, Giorgio Palmucci, president of the Italian National Tourist Board (ENIT) set the record straight: Italy will not be closed off to tourists this year. “Tourism in Italy will start again, with all precautions and in maximum safety,” said Palmucci in a st...

Un Grand Tour a 360° tra chiese, musei e monumenti storici d’Italia. È questo lo scopo di ItalyArt, che in questo momento storico particolare, legato alle misure restrittive per cercare di limitare la diffusione del coronavirus, ha deciso di mettere a disposizione di tutti gli amanti dell’arte e della cultura italiana nel mondo il suo archivio di t...

Italy looks at new ways of sharing Italian culture with the world. Italy's culture minister Dario Franceschini said his ministry is discussing the creation of an Italian online platform that gives paid access to Italian culture, describing it as "a sort of Netflix of culture", according to news agency ANSA. Franceschini said the proposed platform c...

Italians spent 72.5 billion euros on culture last year, the Federculture association said on Thursday. This was 2.4% up on 2017, it said. Culture spending accounted for some 6.7% of total household spending in 2018, Federculture said in its 15th annual report entitled The Culture Business, Policies, Networks and Competencies. The report was present...

The U.S. ambassador to Italy has returned to Italian officials the head of a statue stolen from an archaeological site in Rome in 1968. Ambassador Lewis Eisenberg handed over the marble head of the mythical figure Pan to Culture Minister Dario Franceschini Thursday on the 50th anniversary of a Carabinieri unit dedicated to the recovery of cultural...

Italian museums will be free again on Sundays from October 6 as a government scheme curbed by the last culture minister is reintroduced, sources said Thursday. All State museums and cultural and archaeological sites will again be free to enter on the first Sunday of the month. Prime sites include Pompeii, the Colosseum, the Reggia di Caserta and Tr...

A record 60 million foreign tourists visited Italy last year, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said Thursday. According to ISTAT data, he said, arrivals in Italian tourist facilities rose by 5.5 million (4.5%) to a new record high of 122.3 million. The rise was 60% due to foreign tourism which registered 2,964,951 arrivals more, up 5.2%, accordi...