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Rome with a View: Colosseum Opens Top Level to Public

Rome with a View: Colosseum Opens Top Level to Public

Oct 4
Visitors to the Colosseum can now enjoy even more of the ancient amphitheater and the spectacular views it offers of Rome.

Italy's Uffizi Encourages Longer Visits with New Pricing

Italy's Uffizi Encourages Longer Visits with New Pricing

By Colleen Barry | Aug 1
The famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence is taking a swipe at so-called "hit-and-run tourism," announcing on Monday price increases on single-entry tickets, while inaugurating three-day and annual passes that offer discounted entry with priority access.

Vacationers in 'Tense' Evacuation from Sicily Wild Fires

By Colleen Barry | Jul 13
Vacationers evacuated from a resort in Sicily because of wildfires described Thursday how their day at the beach turned into an emergency evacuation by sea, many wearing just their bathing suits and flip flops.

Strike Strands Travelers at Italy's Airports

Mar 20
Tourists and travelers at airports across Italy are facing delays and canceled flights thanks to strikes by air traffic controllers and air transport workers.

Vanishing Venitians

Nov 14
Venetians, an ever-diminishing breed, protested in their lagoon city Saturday to draw attention to the problems of daily life in the famous Italian city.

An Italian Adventure: Tuscany and Venice

By Bobby McGuire | Oct 8
It's easy to see how this thrillingly beautiful region in Central Italy inspired da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Botticelli.

Rome: Lost and Found Luxury

By Bobby McGuire | Oct 7
A visit through Rome proves that combining group and solo travel can be a magnifico way to explore a country.

Florence: Gelato, Galleries & More

By Michelle Locke | Jul 20
Heading to Florence, Italy? Here's a peek at some of the city's highlights.

Italy Could Recognize Same-Sex Relationships

By Rhuaridh Marr | Jan 31
While thirteen of the world's nineteen countries to offer same-sex marriage are in Europe, Italy remains steadfastly opposed to even basic recognition. Now, though, that could all change.

Ferrari Hometown Overwhelmed by Roar of Test-Driving Fans

By Colleen Barry | Nov 30
In the streets of Maranello, the hometown of Ferrari, the roar of the famed sports car is no longer the occasional bragging right of a new owner, but a constant backdrop as a number of test-drive businesses give visitors the chance to rev up and peel out.

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