Articles tagged “rome”

Rome Tour Bus Restriction Stirs Europe’s Latest Overtourism Controversy

Rome Tour Bus Restriction Stirs Europe’s Latest Overtourism Controversy

Dan Peltier, Skift

Tour buses bring thousands of people to Rome each day, but many increasingly run on cleaner fuels than their passenger car counterparts. Buses also replace some of those cars and probably know the traffic laws better than the average driver, another reason that has us scratching our heads at Rome's plan.

6 days ago

Rome Is Training Taxi Drivers to Serve Foreign Tourists

Rome Is Training Taxi Drivers to Serve Foreign Tourists

Associated Press

Training Rome's taxi drivers is a smart idea to increase the quality of ground transportation service in a city often swarmed with English-speaking tourists.

12 months ago

Rome Enlists New Patrols to Protect the Trevi Fountain and Other Landmarks From Tourists

Rome Enlists New Patrols to Protect the Trevi Fountain and Other Landmarks From Tourists

Associated Press

By tapping retired cops as a workforce, Rome may have found a cost-effective way to try to help manage the effects of overtourism. Expect other highly visited destinations to watch the experiment closely.

1 year ago

Ryanair Moves Closer to Adopting a Hub-And-Spoke Model

Ryanair Moves Closer to Adopting a Hub-And-Spoke Model

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Point-to-point flying (as opposed to hub-and-spoke service) has allowed Ryanair to avoid the costs of providing baggage transfer and other assistance. But the Irish airline will now allow some of its customers to connect from one flight to another.

2 years ago

Italy Completes a Long Overdue Restoration of Rome’s Iconic Colosseum

Italy Completes a Long Overdue Restoration of Rome’s Iconic Colosseum

Frances D'emilio, Associated Press

Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world yet it's one of the worst tourism marketers. At least it's demonstrating that it cares enough about its national monuments to put funding towards preserving them.

2 years ago

Rome Is Looking for Corporate Sponsors to Help Clean Its Tourist Sites

Rome Is Looking for Corporate Sponsors to Help Clean Its Tourist Sites

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press

Rome has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to monuments and tourist sites. And considering the massive flow of visitors through the city it takes riches to keep them in a good state.

2 years ago

Man Climbs Rome’s Colosseum to Protest Public Order Crackdown

Man Climbs Rome’s Colosseum to Protest Public Order Crackdown

Isla Binnie, Reuters

While we sympathize with the centurions, masses of people catering to tourists detracts from the quality of life for everyone.

3 years ago

Rome’s Airport Adds a Power Failure to Its List of Ongoing Woes

Rome’s Airport Adds a Power Failure to Its List of Ongoing Woes

John Follain and Lorenzo Totaro, Bloomberg

Maybe the workers there should strike to distract from the infrastructure troubles.

3 years ago

The Hidden Roman Palace That’s Become the Latest Tourist Hot Spot

The Hidden Roman Palace That’s Become the Latest Tourist Hot Spot

Frances D'emilio, Associated Press

We're not as interested in the porcelain as we are seeing things that generations of despots thought we shouldn't.

3 years ago

Rome Plans to Bid for 2024 Summer Olympics, Says Prime Minister

Rome Plans to Bid for 2024 Summer Olympics, Says Prime Minister

Sara Marley, Bloomberg

Fewer and fewer destinations are bidding for the Olympics after watching our hosts' struggle with finances, underused infrastructure, and politics, giving those that do bid a better chance at winning.

4 years ago

Double Canonization Draws Nearly 1 Million Tourists to Rome

Double Canonization Draws Nearly 1 Million Tourists to Rome

Associated Press

Religious events for all beliefs are an under-appreciated reason for why people travel.

5 years ago

Spanish Low-Cost Carrier Vueling is Building a Base in Rome

Spanish Low-Cost Carrier Vueling is Building a Base in Rome

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Vueling has a distinctive enough product, but it's also betting on the continued weakness of Alitalia and is hoping to pick up its disgruntled passengers.

5 years ago