Leisure Travel

Melting Mont Blanc glacier yields remains of dead hikers

Aug 25, 2017

Italian mountain rescue crews have recovered the remains of two _ or possibly three _ hikers on a glacier on Mont Blanc's southern face likely dating from the 1980s or 1990s

Italy quake rocks resort island of Ischia, at least 1 dead

Aug 22, 2017

An earthquake has rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia at the peak of tourist season, killing at least one person and trapping a half dozen others, including children, under collapsed homes

Project aims to attract tourists to remote Albanian villages

Aug 14, 2017

An ambitious project is aiming to open up remote villages in the highlands of southern Albania to the outside world and to tourists wanting to discover the spectacular natural beauty and rural way of life of the more isolated parts of the country

Beautiful Bruges: Old-world Europe in the present

Aug 9, 2017

Walking through central Bruges is like a romantic journey into the past while still in the present

Italy art museum shuts amid heat wave due to faulty air con

Aug 4, 2017

The Uffizi Galleries art museum in the Italian city of Florence has shut its doors to the public amid a heat wave because of problems with its air conditioning system

Searing Vienna heat triggers ban on horse-drawn carriages

Aug 1, 2017

Viennese tourists will have to do without one of the city's most popular attractions for at least a day, with searing heat triggering a ban on horse carriage rides

Director Zeffirelli misses gala event at new Florence museum

Jul 31, 2017

Andre Bocelli and a Haitian children's choir inaugurated the Franco Zeffirelli International Center of the Performing Arts while the 94-year-old film and theater director live-streamed the events from home

Italy's Uffizi encourages longer visits with new pricing

Jul 31, 2017

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence has announced price increases on single-entry tickets beginning Sept. 1, while inaugurating a new pricing schedule that includes discounted and priority entrance with annual passes and three-day tickets

Croatian taxis protest Uber at height of tourism season

Jul 28, 2017

Hundreds of Croatian taxi drivers are protesting against Uber services, disrupting traffic at the height of tourism season in the Adriatic country

Domitilla catacombs unveiled after years of renovation

May 30, 2017

The catacombs of Domitilla have been restored thanks to laser and scanning technology, reviving the fading tale of life and death in Rome's early Christian community

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