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Qatar Airways Wants a Piece of Italian Air Carrier Meridiana

Qatar Airways buying a piece of Meridiana and revamping its fleet would allow it to better compete in Italy against Etihad and Emerates.

Pompeii Opens Six Restored Sites After Fixing its Labor Disputes

Pompeii is one of the few places in the world where modern tourists get a glimpse of what ancient life was like and literally walk through it. To see that deteriorate because of petty politics would be a shame.

What Tour Operators Think Will Trend in 2016

American Baby Boomers like going on tours when vacationing, and they want to visit exotic locations.

Ferrari Tourists Driving Residents Crazy in Picturesque Italian Town

This must be one of the more obnoxious tourist behaviors that we've seen.

Rome’s 2024 Olympics Bid Could Feature Colosseum as Picturesque Backdrop

The class between tourism and the locals always comes into play in Olympics bids. If Rome gets the August 2024 Olympics then at least many of the Italians will be away on vacation.

Vatican Debuts Train Service to the Pope’s Summer Estate

Pope Francis is a homebody who doesn't often visit the Papal summer estate. Opening it up means the emergence of another popular tourism attraction for operators and booking sites. The Vatican itself is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.

The Milan Expo Isn’t Luring Nearly as Many Foreign Visitors as It Expected

We'd love to see the numbers on the hotel pricing, but we would also argue that nobody goes to Italy to see a world's fair. They go to Italy to see Italy first and foremost.

What It’s Like to Stay With Francis Ford Coppola, Boutique Hotelier

Is it just us, or does it seem that Coppola has figured out a way for others to pay for all of his vacation homes? Smart move.

Summer Tourists in Italy Greeted by Strikes and Work Slowdowns

Sound like the Italy summers that we've come to know so well.

TripAdvisor Wins in Italy as Court Rejects Hotels’ Fake Reviews Complaints

No one -- not even TripAdvisor -- argues that all its user reviews are legitimate but the service still provides invaluable information for travelers scoping out hotels. Many global chains understand this, although the Italian hospitality association and regulators haven't received the memo.