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Europe’s Newest Railway Tunnel Cuts Travel Time to Milan
Published on Friday, June 10, 2016 by On June 1, high-speed passenger trains began cruising through Europe’s – and the world’s – newest and longest railway tunnel, cutting travel time between Zurich and Milan by one hour. The new Gotthard Base Tunnel is 57 kilometers (35.4 miles) long and was carved through the central Swiss Alps. It is almost four times longer than the original Gotthard Tunne...
New Ticket Options for Rome Public Transportation
Published on Monday, March 9, 2015 by New tickets for use on Rome’s public transportation network – including trams, buses, local Trenitalia trains (excluding airport trains) and the metro – are now available, replacing the old 24-hour and 72-hour tickets and adding a 48-hour ticket. Unlike the former ticket system, under which tickets were valid only until midnight on the last calendar day of use, ...
Italy Travel Video: Walking Via Francigena From Siena to Rome
Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014 by What's a great way to celebrate a college graduation and a 65th birthday? How about walking 200 miles from Siena to Rome on the historic Via Francigena? That's what aspiring filmmaker Alex Sandberg and his mom did last June. The Via Francigena is part of the ancient route that brought pilgrims from Canterbury to Rome. Alex and his mom Catherine met up in Siena, hi...
Venice Bans Giant Cruise Ships
Published on Saturday, November 9, 2013 by Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta this week approved plans to limit cruise ship traffic in the Venice lagoon, and moving to ban giant cruise ships from the area.  Over the past decade and a half, Venice has become one of the busiest and most important cruise destinations in Europe but concerns have arisen over the safety and environmental implications o...
Lamborghini Celebrates 50 Years With Italy Road Trip
Published on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by Italian luxury sports car maker Lamborghini is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013 by hosting an incredible 700- mile road trip through northern and central Italy in May 2013.   Lamborghini, whose sign is the bull,  was founded in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini who wanted to create the world's most beautiful - and powerful - super sports cars.  The cars,...
Siena- The Multi-faceted City of Italy
Published on Monday, July 23, 2012 by Beautiful buildings, which have stood the test of times to make their architects proud, stand amidst the modern masterpieces in the town of Siena. This lovely medieval city has been preserving its culture with its own urban identity. Travel to Siena and feel the thrill of the place that was once the center of cultural and religious activities. Even today, you can see ...
The Basilica of St. Anthony – An Architectural Treasure
Published on Friday, July 20, 2012 by If you want to spend time exploring the grandeur of Italian architecture, then the Basilica of St. Anthony is the perfect spot. However, before paying a visit to this wonderful place, get an insight of it. Find below some interesting facts that will take you through the history for a nostalgic ride. Although the Basilica of St. Anthony is frequented as a place of pil...
Circus Maximus and Its Underground Secret
Published on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by The famous Circus Maximus in Rome was an entertainment stadium used for chariot racing and other sports during the historic days. This famous race track had an underground Mithraic Temple which is mysteriously obscured 45 feet below ground. The Mithraeum discovered in 1931, is in fact a temple devoted to the Pagan God ‘Mithras’. Mithraism has its roots somewhere b...
Traveling across Italy – Everything You Need to Know
Published on Saturday, July 14, 2012 by Saluti Viaggiatore! This vacation, are you planning to explore Italy in all its glory? Then don’t miss out on things to know about Italy before you pack your bags. Here are a few tips that will help you enjoy the trip to the fullest, To begin with, choose a hotel that has 3 stars or more rating for a decent stay. Exercise caution of not leaving valuables in yo...
Fun, food and fashion at Turin
Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by With its public squares, piazza and opera houses Turin is perfect place to visit in this holiday season. Famously known as “Little Paris “it has preserved the charm of it olden days to provide a rare glimpse through the rich history of the region If you are visiting Italy don’t forget to Travel to Turin to have lovely times with your friends and family. With its...
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