New Ferry Landing Tax for Islands in Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Sicily

August is prime vacation time in Italy with this week in particular a popular time to hit the beach. Italians, and foreigners alike, headed for some Tuscan, Amalfi Coast and Sicilian islands will be paying a bit more for the privilege. These islands are now charging a ferry landing tax of 1 euro per passenger in the cases of the Tuscan islands of Giglio …

Stromboli ERUPTS!

Reuters is reporting that Stromboli, the volcano on the Sicilian island of the same name has erupted, but residents are not at immediate risk although they have been told to stay away from the coast. Here’s more from the news agency: Spectacular eruptions from the volcano on the southern Italian island of Stromboli may cause tidal waves, and all locals …