Travel News: Milan’s Cathedral Puts Gargolyes up for Adoption

Milan’s cathedral has announced its putting its gargoyles up for adoption in an effort to raise money for restoration. Read more at

Travel News: Wall of Love to Come Down at Juliet’s Balcony

Local authorities in Verona announce a new law – Romeos are no longer allowed to post love letters under Juliet’s balcony.     Read more at

Travel News: Rome Tourists Face 500€ Fine for Snacking

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Roman authorities are enforcing a 500€ fine for people eating a Gelato on the Spanish steps. When in Rome, should you do as the Romans do? Read more on Travora.

Book Review: The Sack of Rome by Alexander Stille

Too few Americans know who Silvio Berlusconi is, let alone why this man is one of the most notorious public figures in Europe. The former Prime Minister of Italy has become a symbol of the shortcomings of Italian politics, the physical embodiment of corruption, the political power of the Mafia, manipulation of the media, and … Continue reading