DrFumblefinger's visit to Sicily coincided with the celebration of Carnival. This group of children were into the celebration in a major way!
The Italian government is moving to re-nationalize the airline after the current crisis put an end to previous plans for new ownership.
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore in Milan. The church is known for its many beautiful frescoes, and a magnificent space known as the Hall of the Nuns.
A tomb that may be that of Rome's founder is shown, and a major Pompeii building re-opens.
Sylvia shares some of the interesting doors she spotted while visiting Sicily and Malta.
Venice is using sensors and cameras to track crowds and crowding, and to try to build an accurate picture of visitor patterns.
Ironically, the airline that hoped to replace bankrupt Alitalia is gone, while Alitalia continues, somehow, to fly.
DrFumblefinger likes to share some of the fine eating places he discovers while traveling, like this cafe in eastern Sicily.
Rome's war on 'bad behavior' by tourists and others has taken a new and controversial step forward with city council approval of a plan to put a one-metre-high glass and steel wall around the famed Trevi Fountain. That follows by about a month a plan to ban souvenir stands from major tourism sites, and by a year bans on sitting on or putting feet in the city's fountains. That especially applies to the Trevi, scene of a famous in-the-water encounter between Marcello Mastroianni and Anita...
Sylvia shares a gallery of some of the interesting doors she encountered while traveling around Sicily.
A glass wall, about four feet high, is proposed to save St Mark's from further flood damage.
A Scottish university researcher has found a drawing believed to be the oldest existing drawing of Venice, dating back to 1350.
America's fast-food pizza chain has big plans to invade the home of pizza.
Rome is trying for more decorum around its tourism attractions, but some of the rules are coming under fire.
DrFumblefinger visits an appealing produce market in Milan