Articles tagged “italy”

Hungary and Italy Among Member States to Opt Out of European Union’s Safe Travel List

Hungary and Italy Among Member States to Opt Out of European Union’s Safe Travel List

Gergely Szakacs, Reuters

It was inevitable that some EU member states would not be keen to comply with the bloc's decision to lift travel restrictions to some states. Hungary and Italy are among the first to object.

1 month ago

Italy Asks Fellow European Union Nations to Welcome Italian Visitors Soon

Italy Asks Fellow European Union Nations to Welcome Italian Visitors Soon

Marja Novak, Reuters

Germany, Switzerland, and Lithuania seem the most willing to reopen their borders to Italians soon, but expect other countries to be more reticent.

2 months ago

Germany Pushes to Downgrade European Travel Alerts From Warnings to Guidelines

Germany Pushes to Downgrade European Travel Alerts From Warnings to Guidelines

Michelle Martin, Reuters

Germans don't just want time in the sun. As a high-savings country, it relies on its citizens to spend cash in higher-borrowing European countries to help keep the eurozone's finances in balance. Without travel, Germany may have to lead a bigger bailout of countries like Italy.

2 months ago

Vatican Museums Reopen With the Rare Appeal of Limited Crowds

Vatican Museums Reopen With the Rare Appeal of Limited Crowds

Philip Pullella, Reuters

Before the crisis, if you've wanted to see the galleries at the papal palace in Rome without the herds of other visitors, you've had to pay about $350 or more for an after-hours tour. But now all it takes is a standard admission ticket of $19 (€17) for Italian residents.

2 months ago

Greece Uses Drones to Monitor Social Distancing on Beaches

Greece Uses Drones to Monitor Social Distancing on Beaches

Helena Smith and Angela Giuffrida, Guardian

It remains unclear whether tourism in Europe will be viable again with social distancing and hygiene rules in place, but at least the reopening of more beaches brings more hope.

3 months ago

Italy to Reopen Borders to European Travelers June 3 After Earliest Lockdown on the Continent

Italy to Reopen Borders to European Travelers June 3 After Earliest Lockdown on the Continent

Angelo Amante and Giulio Piovaccari, Reuters

Beyond the actual easing of travel restrictions, Italy's move is highly symbolic since it was hit so hard by coronavirus and was the first European country to lock down its cities.

3 months ago

Italy’s Beaches to Reopen With Booking Apps and Electronic Tagging

Italy’s Beaches to Reopen With Booking Apps and Electronic Tagging

Parrinello, Antonio, Giulio Piovaccari and Stephen Jewkes, Reuters

Beach reopening will be key to Italy's tourism revival. This summer on the sands will look like none other.

3 months ago

Italian Mountain Retreat Looks to Summer With Hope — And Trepidation

Italian Mountain Retreat Looks to Summer With Hope — And Trepidation

Beatrice Larco and Luca Bruno , Associated Press

The people of the Val Seriana valley in northern Italy offer a glimpse into the anticipation — and anxieties — of tourism businesses looking to this uncertain summer ahead.

3 months ago

How the Italian Government Plans to Rebuild Alitalia

How the Italian Government Plans to Rebuild Alitalia

Francesca Landini and Giuseppe Fonte, Reuters

Given the years of struggle it would be amazing if Alitalia manages to outlast some of its better-funded European rivals. The Italian government clearly thinks the carrier has a viable future in the post-coronavirus world.

5 months ago

What You Can Learn From This Tourism Exec in Lockdown in Italy

What You Can Learn From This Tourism Exec in Lockdown in Italy

Lesley Pritikin, Skift

Be in it. Don't be afraid to feel what's going on around you. And don't try to play the business-as-usual approach. Nothing about these days are that. Don't pretend to have all the answers.

5 months ago

Italy Expands Travel Restrictions to Entire Country

Italy Expands Travel Restrictions to Entire Country

Reuters

It took less than two days for Italy to move from partial to complete travel restrictions in order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

5 months ago

Italy Quarantine Bans Travel for 16 Million People in the North

Italy Quarantine Bans Travel for 16 Million People in the North

Paolo Santalucia and Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

Will the Chinese solution -- massive quarantine -- become the default of governments attempting to halt the spread of covid-19?

5 months ago