Italy Travel News: July 24-August 20

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Isole – Daniele Testa (creative Commons)

Here is a summary of the most recent information and travel news from Italy for July 24 to August 20.

  • Italy’s LOST Decade

    Italy is currently in a “triple dip recession.” This chart, not to mention the news, is truly depressing.
  • Venice Like You’ve Never Seen Before

    “The Venice Time Machine aims to digitize the city’s vast archive and create an evolving, 1,000-year-old model of it. It is a massive archive that dates back to a 9th-century will where a woman left 30 baskets of olives to her loved ones upon her death. It’s amazing enough. It’s even more amazing that old documents, such as architectural plans, can be used to create 3D models of Venice as it was 1000 years ago. Virtual Venice, circa 11th century? Yes, please.
  • Colosseum to Days

    Are you a fan of Rome’s most iconic monument? Check out the hashtag #colosseumfordays on Instagram to see the Colosseum from other perspectives, especially since it is currently undergoing a huge cleaning and restoration project. These old stones look amazing!
  • Last voyage

    The wreckage of the Costa Concordia, which was a sunk ship near Giglio in Tuscany, has been gone for more than two years. The wreck will be dismantled in Genoa.
  • Revolution at Museum

    Umm, would you like to take over the Uffizi Gallery?
  • Pope Francis excommunicates Calabrese Mafia

    The Pope basically excommunicated all Mafia members. This guy is amazing.
  • History Missed: La Scala Opera House

    The Stuff you Missed in History class podcast is a favorite of mine – it’s a great way to learn new things and I was thrilled to hear about Milan’s “La Scala” opera houses. Although I was familiar with a few of these tidbits there is plenty for opera fans to discover. To listen to or download the podcast, you can click the link above. Or, you can listen to it here on I Heart Radio.
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