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  • Italy’s First Naked Restaurant Opens Italy’s First Naked Restauran... Published on Monday, July 18, 2016 by
    An Italian restaurant looking to increase business has started to offer weekly naked dinners to attract members of Italy’s small but growing nudist community, inspired by a similar concept at the London restaurant Bunyadi. Nudist sites, such as beaches, became legal in Italy in 2006, and...
  • Explore Sardinia’s Pink Sand Island Explore Sardinia’s Pink Sand ... Published on Saturday, July 16, 2016 by
    A tiny island off the coast of Sardinia, Budelli is part of the La Maddalena National Park and is known for its colorful landscape of crystal-clear turquoise waters, purple rocks and pink sand beach (spiaggia rosa). This a slice of paradise has drawbacks, though, and Budelli has been emb...
  • A Little-Known Tuscany Museum to Visit A Little-Known Tuscany Museum to Vi... Published on Sunday, July 10, 2016 by
    Known for its huge collection of antiques,  Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi in Arezzo has begun hosting special events over the past year as well, drawing more visitors to the oft-overlooked museum. Ivan Bruschi was a prominent antiques collector in the 1960s who founded the Arezzo Antique Fair i...
  • Cable Car System Could Connect Sicily to Mainland Italy Cable Car System Could Connect Sici... Published on Saturday, July 2, 2016 by
    For 2,000 years, Italians have dreamed of connecting Sicily to the mainland, but various proposals to cross the 3.3-kilometer Strait of Messina through the centuries have never gotten off the ground. Now, Italians are hopeful that the newest idea, a cable car system from the Reggio Calabri...
  • Venice Hit With Unusual Acqua Alta in June Venice Hit With Unusual Acqua Alta ... Published on Sunday, June 26, 2016 by
    Much of Venice was  underwater last week as an out-of-season acqua alta, or high water, takes hold. The tidal flooding causes the Adriatic Sea to overflow into the streets of Venice, this time covering St. Mark’s Square and other parts of the city with one meter (3.3 feet) of water and ...
  • New Uniforms and Lounges for Alitalia New Uniforms and Lounges for Alital... Published on Friday, June 24, 2016 by
    As part of a rebranding to fit in with shareholder Etihad Airways, Alitalia unveiled new staff uniforms in May. A red, green and navy blue color scheme replaces the former navy blue and green, and the outfits are designed by Milan-based fashion designer Ettore Bilotta – who also designe...
  • Chianti Classico Celebrates 300th Anniversary Chianti Classico Celebrates 300th A... Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by
    This year, Chianti Classico, the picturesque heart of Tuscany that is home to Italy’s most famous wine, is celebrating its 300th anniversary of delivering high-quality wines to Italy and beyond. On Sept. 24, 1716, the Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo III de’ Medici created official bo...
  • Italy Not Putting Up Candidates for 2016 World Heritage Sites Italy Not Putting Up Candidates for... Published on Friday, June 17, 2016 by
    For the first time in 16 years, none of the 29 candidates for 2016 UNESCO World Heritage Site status are in Italy. Italy currently holds the world record for most UNESCO World Heritage sites, at 51; behind Italy, China has 48 and Spain has 44. But, as Franco Bernabè, the president of Ital...
  • Karl Lagerfeld Retrospective Opens in Florence Karl Lagerfeld Retrospective Opens ... Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 by
    As part of a three-year initiative to promote the culture of contemporary fashion, Florence’s Pitti Palace will feature a collection of more than 200 photos shot by German fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld. Called Visions of Fashion, the exhibit is an anthology of Lagerfel...
  • Europe’s Newest Railway Tunnel Cuts Travel Time to Milan Europe’s Newest Railway Tunne... 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 cen...