Day: August 10, 2021

Venice

Italy: Rare summer flooding in Venice

  The famous PiazzaSan Marco in Venice was inundated in up to a metre of water overnight due to unusual summer floods.   In the fall and winter, the lagoon city is frequently affected by “acqua alta” (high water), and severe floods in November 2019 cost hundreds of millions of euros in damage. Couples in […]

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Ljubljana

Slovenia: Explore the magestic city of Ljubljana

  Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, is one of Europe’s smallest cities, but it appeals to both inhabitants and visitors.      The architecture of this magnificent city is incentive enough to pay a visit. Many of the buildings here were created by renowned architect Joze Plecnik, including the Triple Bridge and the Ljubljanica River embankments.    […]

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Hungary

Hungary: Tourism industry plots track to recovery

COVID-19 restrictions have harmed Hungary’s tourist economy for more than a year, with up to 35 percent of firms lost due to the epidemic. Domestic tourism is improving as the country enjoys a relatively free summer, with vacationers opting to stay at home.   Lake Balaton is Hungary‘s most popular tourist attraction, and has long […]

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Greece

Greece: South Aegean international arrivals approaching 2020 levels

In the previous three months, almost 1 million foreign visitors visited the South Aegean Region, including Rhodes, Kos, Santorini, Mykonos, and Karpathos, accounting for approximately 92 percent of last year’s total. The number of arrivals at five of the region’s major airports climbed over the three-month period, according to figures provided by the South Aegean […]

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Poland

Poland: Which covid-19 vaccines are accepted

Poland, like the rest of the European Union and Schengen Area, has opted to open its borders to travelers with the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate.   According to a press statement released by the Polish government reveals that the nation only recognizes vaccines that have been licensed for use by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). […]

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Spain

Spain: Number of tourists drops in first half of 2021

According to the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE), just 5.4 million overseas visitors visited Spain in the first half of 2021, from January to June.   According to an INE news release, the number of visitors who came this year till July is almost half of the amount that arrived during the same period in […]

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Italy

Italy: Powerful heat wave on the way

  The advent of the ‘Lucifer’ anticyclone from Africa is expected to bring scorching temperatures to Italy in the following days, in what weather analysts predict will be the warmest week of the summer.   On the 10th of August, the health ministry issued a ‘Level 3’ heat warning for four cities: Bari, Campobasso, Rieti, […]

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