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Destinations

Russell Crowe cops backlash over private Sistine Chapel tour

The actor has been reliving his Gladiator days with a recent trip to Rome, however, Twitter users were quick to point out that things have changed since the days of Maximus.

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Aviation

Qantas cuts capacity, hints at fare rise in response to fuel prices

Has the prospect of spending $2.50 a litre on petrol this week got you in hysterics? Qantas can relate.

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Road & Rail

New high-speed train to make travelling through Italy MUCH easier

Are you a big fan of Murder on the Orient Express? Well, this new train trip is kind of like that, except with less murder and more access to pizza.

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Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line introduces new Prima Class ship, Norwegian Viva

This new cruise ship even has a ship within a ship, just in case you weren’t getting enough ship experience from other ships.

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Aviation

Say BUONGIORNO: Qantas to launch direct flights to Rome

The Flying Kangaroo is gearing up to launch the only direct service between Australia and continental Europe and honestly, they had us at gelato.

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Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line unveils new European brochure

Are your clients itching to cruise their way over to Europe? Well, browsing this brochure will do you no harm at all.

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Aviation

Former Alitalia flight attendants strip down to protest job losses and pay cuts

Ex-cabin crew members of the now-defunct airline participated in a solemn flash mob in Rome to protest poor working conditions in the Italian aviation industry.

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Cruise

MSC’s flagship returns to the sea after end-of-year pause

The ship reportedly needed about 50 tonnes of coffee to get back to work yesterday morning, after taking a little government-enforced Chrissy break.

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Destinations

Uproar over Rome’s plans to build a barrier around the Trevi Fountain

Critics have called plans to put an anti-tourist barricade around one of the city’s most iconic attractions “truly foolish”.

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Destinations

Rome moves souvenir stands away from famous tourist sites

The Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, and the Piazza Navona are set to be souvenir-stand-free. Thank the Lord.

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Destinations

Rome mulls tourist restrictions for Trevi Fountain

At least it will be harder for tourists to get into punch-ups over the best selfie spot if they manage to do it.

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Tourism

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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