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New Quake Rocks Italy - Travel Alert

A second large earthquake has rocked the Emilia-Romagna region of north eastern Italy, claiming as many as another 10 lives.This second quake, measuring 5.8 magnitude struck 60 kilometers east of the city of Parma aroun

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Italy

Photo courtesy of cameronparkins, Flickr.comIn some ways, it's hard to remember what life was like before I went to Italy - but on the flip side of that coin, every single time I'm there I learn something new about the

Ski Safety Tips - A reminder

After a full season of skiing and boarding it's easy to become complacent about staying safe on the mountain.Californian James Drummond is lucky to be alive after becoming trapped, upside down, in a tree well while boar

Italy - #1 for Pickpockets

It’s about as likely you’ll be pickpocketed in Rome as it is you’ll eat pizza. The city came second only to Barcelona as the pickpocket capital of the world, according to a 2010 survey. A few years back, Britain's

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over 3 years ago

#Libya #Italy Up to 250 missing after migrant boat sinks off Italy http://on.msnbc.com/dN9VtM

over 3 years ago

Heavy rains in northwestern Italy swamped Genoa Monday between Varazze and Albisola. Genoa airport was shut down due to high winds

about 4 years ago

Protests turn violent in Rome, Italy - http://ow.ly/29fLG #italy

over 4 years ago

Transport strikes planned in Italy - #italy - are you in Italy? http://ow.ly/27Mre

over 4 years ago

Earthquake in central Italy causes minor damage - http://ow.ly/N0ht

almost 5 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for Italy

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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almost 2 years ago

Is Milan Italy a safe place especially at the Duomo?

Kris, what is it in particular that concerns you, not sure what you mean by 'safe'. Is it petty crime, or food & water? Give me some ore detail and I'll resp... read more »
over 2 years ago

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