Sometimes the best way to explore is by water. Travelers adventurous enough to sail around a country are often afforded a view of their destination that few others will ever appreciate. Here are three unique sailing vacations worth a look.
One of Italy’s most-wanted mob bosses has been arrested in Uruguay after 23 years on the run from convictions for mafia association, drug trafficking and other serious crimes, the Italian interior ministry has said.
Italian police have detained 15 volunteer firefighters in southern Sicily accused of starting fires in order to get paid to put them out.
In the alleged fraud, the volunteers rang the emergency 115 number themselves or got friends or relatives to do it. Their commander allegedly skipped shifts in order to start fires.
Hiking by most accounts involves nothing more than putting one foot in front of the other over and over until you reach your final destination. However, some of the most dangerous adventures in the world involve simply navigating a trail with nothing more than a healthy dose of fear and a desire to push your self to the edge–just not over it.
A call by the British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, for targeted sanctions against senior Russian and Syrian figures has been rejected by fellow G7 foreign ministers.
At a meeting at Lucca in Italy, the group said there must be an investigation into last week’s chemical weapons attack in a rebel-held town before new measures could be adopted.
Cheer on the riders at the Palio di Siena bareback horse race, which takes place in Siena twice each year: on July 2nd and August 16th.
Stroll through the peaceful Renaissance gardens of the Villa d’Este in Tivoli.
Watch a performance at La Scala, Milan’s world-renowned opera house.
Sip a Super Tuscan wine straight from the sprawling vineyards of Tuscany.
Marvel at the enormous Colosseum in Rome.
Take a dip in the natural spas of Saturnia in Tuscany, where gorgeous hot springs flow freely.
Gaze up at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling. Although it’s technically in Vatican City, any trip to Rome wouldn’t be complete without seeing this esteemed artwork.
Tour the gorgeous Palladian villas of the Veneto, which were designed by Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio.
Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, and legend has it you’ll be sure to return to Rome again.
Explore the medieval city of San Gimignano, a walled city within Siena.
Bask in the sun at the beaches of Rimini.
Attend the Eurochocolate Festival to celebrate the city of Perugia’s world famous chocolate.
Re-enact the famous Shakespearean scene on Juliet’s balcony in Verona.
Take a gondola ride through the magnificant canals in Venice.
Explore Cascata delle Marmore, a massive, man-made waterfall dating back to the ancient Romans.
Climb to the top of Florence’s iconic Duomo for spectacular views of the city.
Eat Gelato… everywhere.
A Russia-backed Libyan warlord could start a “civil war” in Libya, increasing refugee flows to the EU, Malta has warned.
The danger comes as the Libyan commander, Khalifa Haftar, advances on Tripoli, the seat of the UN-recognised government, Malta’s foreign minister, George Vella, told press in Valletta on Friday (12 January).