The embrace of the Catholic Church made more inviting

Visitors to Vatican City this Easter will see firsthand the €14m restoration of St Peter’s colonnade

Published online: 19 April 2014

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Big ships back in Venice for another tourist season

Italy’s ministry of infrastructure needs to choose an environmentally friendly alternative to allowing cruise ships into the Lagoon within the next three months

Published online: 18 April 2014

Warning over Syrian loot

UK exporters told they could be breaking law by handling looted artefacts

Published online: 18 April 2014

Is it time the UK ratified the Hague Convention?

Labour’s shadow culture minister urges the new secretary to protect cultural heritage

Published online: 17 April 2014

Eiffel Tower is the key to Paris mayor’s high hopes

The newly elected Anne Hidalgo wants to promote tourism to the city with a revamp of its top landmark

Published online: 03 April 2014

Bulgari ‘adopts’ Rome’s Spanish Steps

Luxury firm celebrates 130th anniversary by funding €1.5m restoration of historic landmark

Published online: 27 March 2014


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