Leisure Travel

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

Albanians NGO files lawsuit against park hydropower project

May 29, 2017

Albanian residents and a non-governmental organization have filed a lawsuit against the government for giving a permit to build a hydropower station in a protected valley

Mrs. Trump visits Brussels children's hospital, art museum

May 25, 2017

Joining spouses of other NATO leaders, Melania Trump cheers ailing children and tours art museum

Italy court overturns appointments of 5 museum directors

May 25, 2017

An Italian administrative court has nixed the selection of five museum directors, siding with critics of a much-vaunted reform plan that allowed experts from other European Union countries to compete for top posts

Prague's astronomical clock to undergo major restoration

Apr 11, 2017

Major repairs of Prague's Old City Hall have started, in a process that will see one of the Czech capital's major tourist attractions _ the famous medieval astronomical clock _ taken off site for months

Blackout at Italy amusement park halts rides on opening day

Apr 8, 2017

Blackout at Italy amusement park halts rides on season-opening day

Albania Defense Ministry opens military island for tourism

Apr 5, 2017

Albania's Defense ministry has agreed to let Sazan Island, a former military base still under its management, to be used as a tourist destination during the summer

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