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Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

18 September 2023

Venice excluded from UNESCO list of endangered world heritage

In am unexpected decision, Venice and its famous lagoon have been excluded from UNESCO’s World Heritage in Danger list. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee is currently […]
12 September 2023

Daytrippers to Venice to be charged 5 euro entry fee

Daytrippers to Venice, Italy, will be charged a tourism tax from spring 2024, the city council has announced, with details due to be confirmed later today. […]
12 September 2023

Why do tourists behave badly in Italy?

As stories of tourists behaving badly continue to abound, CNN has analysed some of the reasons why Italy in particular seems to suffer moreincidents than other places. Sheer numbers? […]
11 September 2023

German tourist damages 16th century Fountain of Neptune in Florence

In yet anther incident damaging Italy’s heritage this year, a German tourist looking to take a picture with the God of Seas, Neptune, climbed into a […]
4 September 2023

Climate change puts Prosecco and European wine culture at risk

Some of Europe’s most cherished wines, including the beloved Prosecco, are at risk of disappearing due to the impacts of climate change, according to a recent […]
31 August 2023

French tourist arrested after stealing 41 kg of pebbles from Sardinian beach

A French tourist was arrested upon embarking a ferry to Nice from Porto Torres, in the northwest of the Italian island of Sardinia, after custom police […]
29 August 2023

Tourists arrive with an attitude of entitlement

In 1994, at the British Airways (BA) Travel for Tomorrow Awards launch, Sir Colin Marshall, then chair of BA, let the cat out of the bag […]
25 August 2023

Florence historic landmark graffitied by German tourists

In what seems to be a series of unfortunate events for Italian landmarks this past summer, the 460-year-old Vasari Corridor, in Florence, has recently been vandalised […]
23 August 2023

South Tyrol opens first immersive Mindfulness trail in the Alps

The Alps have always been able to seduce hikers, climbers and skiers alike. As of 7th July, the Italian region of South Tyrol has another reason […]
23 August 2023

Tourists urged to stay indoors as Nero heatwave sweeps across Italy

Italy is currently grappling a third scorching heatwave in two months, with the anticyclone Nero at the helm, prompting authorities to issue red heat alerts for […]
17 August 2023

Tourist breaches Rome’s 18th century Trevi Fountain to fill water bottle

Rome’s historic Trevi Fountain has been breached by a tourist, in yet another incident of anti-social conduct by visitors to Italy.  1. In full view  The […]
14 August 2023

Mount Etna’s eruption forces closure of Sicily’s main airport

Thousands of travelers expected to fly to or from Sicily’s main airport in Catania have had their flights diverted or cancelled due to the eruption of […]
14 August 2023

Italy’s most famous hiking trail reopens after more than 10 years

The Italian Cinque Terre region will soon be getting back one of its most famous hiking trails after a very lengthy renovation that started in 2012. […]
11 August 2023

Italy faces Ryanair outrage over air ticket cap

On Monday, August 10th, Italy has decided to impose price caps on flights to and from its islands, asserting that the move adheres to the EU […]
11 August 2023

Italy halts ‘Golden Visas’ for Russians and Belarusians

More than a year after the European Commission recommendation, Italy has decided to halt its golden visa program for citizens from Russia and Belarus. Over a […]
8 August 2023

Italian locals complain they can’t sleep after tourists put a stop to bell chiming at night

In the Italian Unesco-listed town of Pienza, its famous Renaissance clock will no longer chime between midnight and 7:00 am after the city received a series […]