Articles Tagged ‘italy’

Looters Have Already Laid Claim to Sunken Cruise Ship’s Goods

Looters Have Already Laid Claim to Sunken Cruise Ship’s Goods April 4, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
When it comes to sunken treasure, don’t put it past anyone to try and get their hands on it. The cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio on January 13th after hitting a large rock. At least 25 people died, and the ships remains are slowly sinking. Though the area where...

Budget Travel Turns to Debt-Ridden Europe

Budget Travel Turns to Debt-Ridden Europe October 17, 2011 | Budget, Travel News | Read More
Maybe this will turn everything around for some unfortunate European countries. Yes, even though Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Spain are having some serious cash-flow issues (hey, who isn’t?), their loss is our gain (well, at least for UK travelers who still have money to spend).¬†Which...

Postcard Perfect: Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge, Venice

Postcard Perfect: Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge, Venice October 14, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Venice has long been famous for its winding canals and Renaissance architecture, and the views it provides of the setting sun. Bright colors also run rampant across Venice, as do uneven streets from the slow sinking city. The Rialto Bridge is one of the four bridges that crosses the Grand Canal, and...

Don’t Want to Gain Weight While Traveling? Don’t Visit the US

Don’t Want to Gain Weight While Traveling? Don’t Visit the US August 10, 2011 | Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
Surprise, surprise. If you want to come home from your vacation a little more svelte – or at least not gain the equivalent weight of a newborn baby – then US is not the place to visit. The Daily Mail reports new research shows British travelers gain an average of 8 lbs. in two weeks when...

Wallpaper Thursday: Church Tower in Lake Reschensee

Wallpaper Thursday: Church Tower in Lake Reschensee July 14, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
When the Italian government decided to create an artificial lake in the South Tirol province of Northern Italy, the locals were none too happy. In order to increase electricity production, 163 homes and a 14th century church had to be sacrificed to make way for a new dam. Although the townspeople fought...

Leaning Tower of Pisa Good To Go For Another Few Hundred Years

Leaning Tower of Pisa Good To Go For Another Few Hundred Years December 23, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The Leaning Tower of Pisa has an amazing history. After construction began on it in 1173, one side of the tower started sinking into the ground, even before it was completed. It was finally finished almost 200 years later and in the 1830s excavation work near the tower destabilized the foundation and...

Italian Town Looks to Curb Provocative Style

Italian Town Looks to Curb Provocative Style November 3, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Let’s be honest, when people go on vacation, they often like to dress for the occasion especially if it’s warm and sunny.¬† No matter where you travel to, it’s not unlikely that you’ll find a fair share of low-cut tops and miniskirts. However, one Italian town is coming down hard...

Swiss Tunnel Empties Resident’s Pockets, Saves a Mountain

Swiss Tunnel Empties Resident’s Pockets, Saves a Mountain October 29, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
After years of digging, a new tunnel in the Swiss Alps has finally been completed, making it the longest in the world. So just how long is the world’s longest tunnel? When the actual infrastructure of the tunnel is finished, it will measuring at 35.4 miles. The longest operating tunnel currently...

Italian Court Throws Out Topless Complaint

Italian Court Throws Out Topless Complaint September 13, 2010 | Around the World | Read More
A few weeks ago, a mother filed a complaint against a woman tanning topless on a beach at Anzio, a city just south of Rome. The woman petitioned that her sons were deeply disturbed by the sight of the woman applying lotion to her bare breasts, but fellow Europeans responded in solidarity with the defendant...

4 Mid-Millenial Hedge Mazes You Can Still Get Lost In

4 Mid-Millenial Hedge Mazes You Can Still Get Lost In August 10, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Really, how scary can a fern be? What about a ficus? A privet? Shrubs seem pretty harmless… that is, until they all band together to become a maze! Befuddling Alice in Wonderland, stumping Napoleon, and fully scaring the heck out of Hitler, hedge mazes have been around for centuries, delighting...