Articles tagged “vatican”

Vatican Debuts Train Service to the Pope’s Summer Estate

Vatican Debuts Train Service to the Pope’s Summer Estate

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press

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.

4 years ago

Recessionary Rome has a lot riding on new Pope, including tourism

Recessionary Rome has a lot riding on new Pope, including tourism

Chiara Vasarri, Lorenzo Totaro, Bloomberg

Italy and Rome may be hoping for a miracle here, the macro economics factors are too large to overcome by a 10 percent rise in tourism numbers in one city for the rest of this year.

7 years ago

What tour companies have riding on the new Pope

What tour companies have riding on the new Pope

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Vatican tours are among the most popular worldwide. A Latin pope has been chosen and expect the number of South American tourists to go up manifold.

7 years ago

Italian critic: Crush of “drunken tourists” to Sistine Chapel needs to be restricted

Tom Kington, Guardian

If the Vatican itself says it won't happen, then it won't. But it probably needs better management of crowds.

7 years ago