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You can now be fined for sitting on the Spanish Steps

Police in Italy’s capital have begun enforcing a string of groundbreaking new tourism rules, and one prohibited activity may come as a shock to visitors.

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How your clients can travel like a local

by Ali Coulton

Travel Weekly was lucky enough to tag along for one of Intrepid’s Urban Adventures through Florence, where we ate much more than our fair share of gelato (oops). Here’s the verdict.

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Destinations

Tourists forced to run into the sea and hiker killed as Italian volcano erupts

Witnesses said an ash cloud has completely enveloped the Sicilian island, forcing tourists to take refuge by plunging themselves into the sea.

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Rome bans ‘messy eating’ in spate of new tourism rules

The new rules will also mean fines for placing your mouth around the nozzle of drinking fountains, which is pretty bloody gross anyway if you ask us.

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Hotels

Hotel review: Ca’Sagredo, Venice

by Ali Coulton

What better way to cure your post-long weekend blues than to jealously read about our deputy editor’s adventures in Venice?

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Hotel review: Mandarin Oriental, Milan

by Ali Coulton

Milan is home to two great Italian football teams. It’s also home to the the Mandarin Oriental, which you can read about here.

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Destinations

Greece and Med Travel Centre launch 2019 brochures with big fat Greek celebration

After hearing about all the hot guys Greece has to offer from Gogglebox’s Anastasia and Faye, we’re ready to book our tickets now.

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The Tower of Pisa is losing its lean

Looks like you’ll have to find a new crooked structure to take selfies in front of because this leaning tower is straightening up its act.

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Italy tops Global Destinations list in Virtuoso’s Luxe Report

Just in case the promise of pizza and gelato weren’t enough to convince you, Virtuoso has tapped Italy as the place to be in 2019.

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Technology

Man jailed for posting fake reviews on TripAdvisor

A man has been sentenced to nine months in prison, and fined 9,000 euros for selling fake reviews on TripAdvisor in a landmark fraud ruling.

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Bridge collapse on highway linking France and Italy kills at least 30

The bridge crumbled to the ground during a violent storm, with some witnesses claiming it was struck by lightning just before collapsing.

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Hotels

The seven best European castles you can actually stay in

Live out all your royal fantasies and check-in to one of Europe’s finest castles. Prince charming not included.

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