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Five great amusement parks to visit with your kids in Italy

<b>Tickets</b>: Adults, €25. Children, €23. A family ticket for 4, including all-you-can-eat buffet, is €88.<p><b>Getting there</b>: Zoomarine provides a shuttle bus …

Travel

IN PICTURES: This stunning NI castle featured in Game of Thrones could be yours for £500,000

A large section of an historic Northern Ireland castle has been placed on the market - and it could be all yours for a tidy £500,000.<p><b>GALLERY:</b> Click …

Real Estate

Review: Discover south and south west Sligo this summer

From a trail of adventure that included horse rides in the wildest parts of the county, culinary feasts by the beach and a few hidden surprises along …

Ireland

Which Dublin Statue Are You?

Image: Rolling News<p>Image: Rolling News<p>Dublin has many a statue adorning her streets, but do you identify more with the ‘Stiffy by the Liffey’ or ‘Two …

Ireland

DIT, IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown join forces to form Ireland's first Technology University

DIT, IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown are joining forces form Ireland's first technology university, it was revealed on Tuesday.<p>With the tech sector …

Ireland

Help wanted: 6,000 pizza makers needed in Italy

There's a crisis in Italy: It's too hot in the pizzeria and the Italians have gotten out, leaving a shortage of 6,000 'pizzaiuoli,' according to the Italian business group FIPE.<p>Despite the worst unemployment rate in two decades, these crucial roles in the land that invented the tomato and cheese …

Italy

'The find of a lifetime' - megalithic passage tomb cemetery discovered at Meath world heritage site

<b>Independent.ie Newsdesk</b> Twitter Email<p>Archaeologists have discovered a 5,500 year old megalithic passage tomb cemetery within the Brú na Bóinne World …

Archaeology

Learning From Sardinia, Where Locals Live La Dolce Vita Longer Than Anyone Else

I’ve come from the isle of Manhattan, where clocks tick on New York minutes and anxiety hums in the streets. I’ve landed in Sardinia, a Mediterranean island (outsized only by Sicily) where stress feels out of place among the mountains, verdant with maquis, and blue waters that shift in color like …

Italy

A Visit to Italy's Maserati Shrine and the Other, Lamer Ferrari Museum

I like museums as much as the next guy. Yes, even the ones with paintings of people who are most likely dead now and dinosaur skeletons. It’s a …

Italy

Italy By The (Wine) Glass: Alicante From Tuscany

In this month’s wine by wine lesson on Italy via Il Buco wine director Roberto Paris’s btg lists, a chance to examine what it means to call an Italian wine grape <i>traditional</i>. In my glass at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria: a wine made entirely of the Alicante grape, a Costa Toscana IGP 2016 bottle by …

Wine & Spirits

Why You Should Visit The Steep, Winding, Beautiful Heart Of Italy's Prosecco Country

Just as champagne can only originate from the Champagne region of France, so the sparkling wine prosecco can only come from the Veneto and Friuli regions of northern Italy, two of twenty regions comprising the country.<p>Prosecco is made from the glera grape. To become a sparkling (fizzy) wine, the …

Italy

Walking Rome – Villa Borghese Gardens

Before starting to write this piece I read Tripadvisor questions on where to stay in Rome as a first-time visitor. The link is an overview of …

Italy

Dazzled by Donegal: an activity break that’s big, bold and brilliant

We lingered in Dunfanaghy​ to catch a band in a pub. The singer gave us a wave. ​It was Donald, our surfing teacher<p>The conversation started at the indoor climbing wall – an attempt to list the world’s wildest and most adventurous destinations. New Zealand and British Columbia were contenders, as …

Ireland

An Introduction to Irish Literature in 10 Writers

Having only begun producing fiction in English during the the 18th century, the Irish have come to be recognised as some of the finest and most …

Literature

Dawn Chorus: Skellig Islands (Ireland)

The Skelligs, off the coast of County Kerry in Southwest Ireland, consist of two small islands: Skellig Michael (aka Great Skellig) and Little …

Ireland

Which Irish Province Are You?

Source: Wikipedia<p>IT’S NO SECRET that each Irish province has a distinctive personality attached to it. Are you really a member of your province clan …

Ireland

Drought and Drone Reveal ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Signs of Ancient Henge in Ireland

It took an unusually brutal drought for signs of a 5,000-year-old monument to suddenly appear in an Irish field, as if they had been written into the landscape in invisible ink.<p>On Monday, Anthony Murphy, an author and photographer, sent a camera-enabled drone high above the Brú na Bóinne …

Archaeology

Ireland Is the First Country in the World to Divest From Fossil Fuels

<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b><i>States and countries around the world have to drastically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the Paris</i> …

Fossil Fuels

What to do in Siena, Italy on a Day Trip from Florence

Traveling to Italy never gets old— <i>Il Bel Paese</i> delivers in historic sights, culture, art, food, wine, nature and more. No matter how many times you …

Italy

Top 10 Things to Do Around Mount Etna, Sicily

As the largest Mediterranean Sea island, at just under 10,000 square miles, there is plenty of ground to cover on a visit to Sicily. The southern …

Top 10

Italy braces itself for a scorching weekend

Italy is under the grip of a mini heatwave starting on Friday and set to last over the weekend, with temperatures expected to peak on Saturday and …

Weather

10 Best-Kept Secrets in Venice, Italy

Venice’s ancient artistic legacy and watery beauty has long attracted tourists from all over the world, but in the summer months the city can find …

Italy

Tavolara: Sailing to the 'smallest kingdom' in the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not often you meet a king. But if you travel to the eastern coast of Sardinia to the island of Tavolara, you will almost certainly be graced with the presence of a royal.<p>He will be the cheery faced 85-year-old in shorts and sandals greeting you at his restaurant "Tonino's" -- which …

Sailing

A nonna in Puglia has become Europe's oldest woman

Giuseppina Projetto, born on 1902 and dubbed the "grandmother of Italy", became Europe's oldest living person last December, and was the world's …

Italy

Tour de France 2018 – stage six results and standings after Dan Martin wins on Mur-de-Bretagne and Greg Van Avermaet retains overall lead

But what do the full standings at the 105th edition of the Tour look like after three days of racing?<p>Tour de France stage six details

Road Cycling

The Annual Flowering in Castelluccio, Italy: Pictures

Rome is a walkable city for sights

Turned out Rome is a far more walkable city than I expected in late June. Temperatures were mostly 28C/82-83F, dry on our first day and more humid …

Italy

Why Puglia is a perfect Italy beach destination

<b>(CNN) —</b> Travelers tend to visit Italy for its food, history, landscape and culture rather than its beaches. Sometimes, like in the Puglia region down in the country's heel, all three come together magically.<p>With the port of Bari as its capital, Puglia lies between the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea …

Italy

William Dunlop: A life in 26 pictures

Northern Ireland motorcycling fans were left shocked and saddened when they learned of the death of popular Ulsterman and gifted racer, William …

Dunlop

The Newest Luxury Hotel Amenity - Your Own Private Villa On Lake Como

Lake Como is one of the epicenters of everything great about visiting Italy, with its stellar scenery, food and architecture. It’s long been a playground for the rich and famous, and when then up and coming casino developer Steve Wynn visited, he was so awed that he changed the theme and name of …

Italy