Italy Travel News: October 12 – October 30
Here’s a round-up of the latest Italy travel news and information for October 12 through October 30:
- Hidden passageway once used by Roman emperors opens to public for first time
A 2,000-year-old "imperial ramp" between the Palatine Hill & the Forum in Rome has been excavated, restored, & opened to the public for the VERY FIRST TIME.
- World’s longest baguette certified at Milan Expo
Italian & French bakers at the Milan Expo teamed up to make a 400-foot-long baguette, setting a new Guinness world record. (Then they covered it in Nutella & gave away pieces to Expo attendees. Yum.)
- Italian village calls for retrial of 18th century ‘witch’ accused of throwing child into vat of boiling cheese
One Trentino town wants to reopen a nearly 300-year-old case to clear a woman's name – one of the last Italian women to be tried & executed as a witch.
- Lago di Vagli
How amazing is this? A 13th century village still stands under the surface of a Tuscan lake, only visible when the lake is drained.
- Italy’s stunning Cinque Terre coastal villages complain of being smothered by tourism
"The inhabitants of the Cinque Terre, which literally translates as The Five Lands, say the huge numbers of visitors threaten to ruin the very thing they have come to see. They have launched an online petition, Save the Cinque Terre from Mass Tourism, calling for the number of visitors to the World Heritage area to be managed better."
- Italy biggest wine producer in 2015
Italy has toppled France as the world's biggest wine producer, says the European Commission.
- Don’t Touch the Fruit! (And Other Tips for Navigating an Italian Market)
Did you know that in many Italian markets the vendor chooses produce on the customer's behalf? Find out more helpful tips for navigating an Italian market in this great article.