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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

30 June 2022

Sardinia imposes fees and visitor limits to fight overtourism

Authorities in Sardinia are taking measures to protect its beaches from over-tourism with several restrictions. Even before the pandemic, some of Sardinia’s most popular beaches were […]
27 June 2022

Small pets to travel for free with Italy’s railway company this summer

The main rail operator in Italy, Trenitalia, has recently announced that small pets are allowed to travel for free until 15 September. This summer, passengers can […]
6 June 2022

Venice postpones tourist tax until 2023

The implementation of the tourist tax to enter Venice has been postponed until 2023. Authorities had stated that the new tax and reservation system would come […]
1 June 2022

Italy lifts all Covid-19 related entry restrictions

As of today, Italy has joined the list of European countries lifting all Covid-19 related entry requirements. Tourists wating to visit Italy no longer need to […]
9 May 2022

1 euro houses in Sicily attract buyers from across the Atlantic

A house for one euro. This is what has been happening in Sicily in recent years attracting buyers from other countries, especially the United States. In […]
9 May 2022

Tourism sector in Italy to get a financial boost from the European Commission

The European Commission has approved a €129 million Italian scheme to support the tourism sector in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. 1. Financial support The […]
5 May 2022

Italy lifts vaccine requirement for entering bars, restaurants and cinemas

On May 1st, Italy said goodbye to the coronavirus health certificate, or Green Pass, which will no longer be mandatory in places such as bars and […]
2 May 2022

Tourists crash drones into Italy landmarks in Rome and Pisa

A new drone incident has occurred in Italy, this time involving an Argentinian man who is being accused of flouting Rome’s strict no-fly zone rules after […]
25 April 2022

Tourists will soon have to book and pay €10 to visit Venice

It is hard to imagine why a touristic destination would want to limit the number of visitors, but for the city of Venice, overtourism has indeed […]
14 April 2022

Venice bans low-cost souvenir shops to tackle overtourism

Venice will ban low-cost souvenir shops, snack machines and do-it-yourself laundromats as the next step to fight overtourism. 1. Proposal submitted The missive has been officially […]
28 March 2022

Tourists in Venice given water pistols to fire at seagulls

Tourists in Venice, Italy, have been provided with water pistols to keep aggressive seagulls away. The birds have been known to snatch food out of tourists’ […]
24 March 2022

Italy bids for its Espresso to be listed as UNESCO’s heritage

Italy is bidding on its famous Espresso coffee to feature on UNESCO’s heritage list. After conquering such feat with its Naples pizza back in 2017, Italy […]
16 March 2022

Looking for a dreamy Italian wedding? This region is now giving away vouchers worth 2000€

Many people dream about their wedding day since they were children, long before having met the one and long before being able to take the leap. […]
10 March 2022

Lufthansa’s interest in Italy’s ITA remains high on the radar

Lufthansa’s CEO Carsten Spohr has stated that the German carrier is unlikely to acquire a majority stake in ITA Airways. He did say, however, that Italy […]
1 March 2022

Italy to ease Covid rules for non-EU arrivals from March 1st

From March 1st, Italy will lift quarantine requirements and restrictions on entry for travelers from non-EU countries. This is in line with what other Member States […]
23 February 2022

New high-speed train connects Genoa and Naples

Italy is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, if not the entire world. It is blessed with such a variety of scenery, […]
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