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Passengers coming home to Canada from Rome talk of empty city

MONTREAL — Passengers onboard Air Canada’s last flight back to Canada from Rome said the city is deserted as Italy’s nation-wide lockdown takes effect. Doris Hamelin and her husband Rejean Vallee said the restaurants in Rome shut down at 6 p.m. Tuesday and the only place they could find food was the grocery store. In […]
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WestJet adds Rome with new seasonal service ex YYC starting May 2020

WestJet has added Rome as its newest destination in Europe, and its first in Italy, with new nonstop Dreamliner seasonal service out of Calgary starting May 2, 2020.
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Silversea announces five inaugural voyages for upcoming Silver Dawn

MONACO — Silversea Cruises has unveiled the inaugural voyages for its highly anticipated Silver Dawn, the 10th ship in its ultra-luxury fleet. The 596-guest vessel is set to depart Civitavecchia (Rome) on Sept. 22, 2021 to spend its inaugural season in the Mediterranean before crossing to Fort Lauderdale. As part of Silversea’s new collection of […]
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Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps in Rome are no longer a place for sitting.
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You won’t believe how much this tourist had to pay for two hamburgers in Rome

Should the Eternal City be renamed the Expensive City? One American tourist seems to think so.
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Watch two women brawl over the best selfie spot

Are ‘selfie spats’ the new barroom brawls?
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Rome airport closing for two weeks Oct. 14 – 29

One of Rome’s international airports is closing for 15 days for runway repairs, from late in the day Oct. 14 to Oct. 29 inclusive.
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Controversial Spanish Steps’ fence comes down in Rome

Rome's iconic Spanish Steps officially reopened to the public Thursday after a cleaning and repair job financed by luxury jeweler Bulgari, the latest in a series of privately-funded restorations of Italy's cultural treasures.
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No more Centurions in Rome

Tourists in Rome looking for a photo opp with a 'real-life' Gladiator will be sorely disappointed now that Centurions have been banished from the Eternal City.
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Water flows again at Rome’s restored Trevi fountain after 17 month, $3.2 million restoration

As hundreds of tourists and Romans took pictures, water began flowing once again at Rome's famed Trevi fountain after a 17-month, 2.2 million euro ($3.15CAD million) restoration.
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Agents react to COVID-19 insurance offerings – and help get the word out
Agents react to COVID-19 insurance offerings - and help get the word out
In recent weeks major players including Air Canada, Sunwing, WestJet, ACV and Manulife have introduced travel insurance...
Transat launches COVID-19 insurance coverage through Manulife
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Transat is the latest airline and tour operator to announce new COVID-19 insurance coverage, offered through Manulife.
Safe and healthy return to travel with Sunwing & Medcan
Safe and healthy return to travel with Sunwing & Medcan
As Sunwing resumes operations over the coming months, it will tap into its new partnership with Medcan for information...
ACV’s Toronto flights to Cuba re-start Sept. 26
ACV’s Toronto flights to Cuba re-start Sept. 26
ACV’s return to Cuba gets another gateway this weekend with the tour operator’s first post-pandemic flight from...
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