Category Archives: Travel

Queue brawl leaves passenger in coma

Despite weather conditions being relatively favourable in Italy this month, there was travel madness of a different kind at the ‘Ridolfi’ airport in Forlì yesterday. Mr Paolo Petrozzi  was taken to hospital where he is currently in a coma after … Continue reading

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Vulcanic ashcloud reaches Italian airspace

Thousands of passengers were left stranded as from Saturday as the volcanic clod of ash from in Eyjafjallajökull Norway reached Italian airspace forcing the closure of major airports in the north of the country and even further down to Rome … Continue reading

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Train derails in South Tirol

At least seven people have been declared dead and around 70 more injured as a commuter train derailed this morning near Merano in the predominatly German speaking South Tirol (Alto Adige) region. Rescue work is currently in progress and authorities … Continue reading

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New Ryanair flights

Ryanair has announced new flight routes between Italy and the UK.As from 19th December it will be possible to fly between Turin and Bristol, and from Bristol to Venice/Treviso as from 29th March 2010. A flight from Cuneo in Piedmont … Continue reading

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Italian lessons despite drop in language learning

Guardian.co.uk has recently launched it’s “Learn Italian” series under the travel section. So far this internet-age phrase book complete with audio section has covered Culture & Sport, Food & Shopping and Travel and Accomodation. A useful ‘Italian gestures‘ section is … Continue reading

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British climber dies in Italian Dolomites

Patricia Fletcher of Nantwich, Cheshire has died in a mountain climbing accident after a fall of some 300 metres on the Via Ferrata delle Trincee, above Arabba in the Dolomites, a spectacular mountain chain straddling Italy and Austria. Mrs Fletcher, … Continue reading

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New Roughguides for Italy

Roughguides.com and Penguin have just published two new guides to Italian holiday regions: Tuscany & Umbria and Naples and the Amalfi Coast.Since both areas have recently become popular with British toursits, intelligent guidebooks are more than welcome.Buy here and here.

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