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  • Museo dell’Opera del Duomo Gives Voice to Religious Artwork Museo dell’Opera del Duomo Gives ... Published on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by
    Almost two years after its renovation and reopening, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo in Florence is employing a creative strategy to attract visitors. Drawing upon an idea put forth by its director, Monsignor Timothy Verdon, the museum is looking at religious artworks in a re-created reli...
  • Pepe in Grani Voted Best Pizza in Italy Pepe in Grani Voted Best Pizza in I... Published on Monday, August 28, 2017 by
    Pepe in Grani, in the town of Caiazzo in the region of Campania, has won the title of best pizza in Italy for 2017 according to online Italian pizzeria guide 50 Top Pizza. The restaurant received top marks not only for the quality of its food, but also for its beer and wine list, service, ...
  • Some Florence Ticket Prices to Go Up in 2018 Some Florence Ticket Prices to Go U... Published on Thursday, August 24, 2017 by
    Beginning March 1, 2018, visitors to the Uffizi Gallery, the Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens will pay more for tickets as the museums switch to a season-based admission system with higher prices for visitors coming in spring and summer. In peak season (March 1 to October 31), ticket...
  • Rome Moves to Control Crowds at Trevi Fountain Rome Moves to Control Crowds at Tre... Published on Monday, August 21, 2017 by
    Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi’s administration has introduced a temporary period of controlled access to the Trevi Fountain through a set path. During the 80-day trial period that began on July 25, volunteer patrols are controlling the flow of traffic around the fountain and reminding touris...
  • Gelato Festival Returns to Florence Gelato Festival Returns to Florence Published on Thursday, August 17, 2017 by
    When the Gelato Festival returns to Florence for the eighth time in September, it will unite Europe’s best ice cream makers – and ice cream lovers – to crown the continent’s best ice cream. Sixteen ice cream makers will compete in Florence and present flavors designed especially fo...
  • New Bus Route To Florence Sites New Bus Route To Florence Sites Published on Monday, August 14, 2017 by
    A new bus run by Florentine transportation body Ataf is bringing visitors from Florence’s historic center to the hillside Forte di Belvedere and Villa Bardini, with the goal of improving access to these sites for both locals and tourists . The temporary route was created by the City of F...
  • Capri Suffers From Summer Overcrowding Capri Suffers From Summer Overcrowd... Published on Thursday, August 10, 2017 by
    Capri’s mayor, Giovanni De Martino, is pushing back against overcrowding on the tiny island, saying it could “explode” from too many tourists. The island off of the Amalfi Coast receives 2 million tourists each year and up to 15,000 during peak summer season, 80 percent of which only...
  • Italy Launches Nationwide WiFi App Italy Launches Nationwide WiFi App Published on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by
    Good news for travelers who rely on their smartphones to get around: Italy has launched a nationwide free Wi-Fi app that enables Italians and foreigners to connect to hot spots all over the country with a single sign-on. Users only need to fill out information the first time they log in; a...
  • Italy Gains Two UNESCO World Heritage Site Designations Italy Gains Two UNESCO World Herita... Published on Friday, July 28, 2017 by
    Two new sites in Italy have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, bringing the country’s total number of sites to 53, the most in the world. The two sites are the Venetian works of defense, which stretch across the country’s northeast, and a group of 10 ancient beech tree for...
  • Florence Starts Bike Sharing Program Florence Starts Bike Sharing Progra... Published on Monday, July 24, 2017 by
    Florence will begin a “free flow” bike-sharing program on July 24, enabling riders to rent bicycles from anywhere in the city. Unlike traditional bike-sharing programs that require users to visit designated rental stations, Florence’s program will allow riders to rent bikes from anyw...
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