Every year, some ten million tourists come to Rome. One authentically Italian way of taking in the city's sights is on a Vespa scooter. We give it a whirl, visiting sites like the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain.
As a sign of solidarity with all persecuted Christians, Venice was illuminated in red yesterday evening. From today, Montreal, Toronto, Paris, Barcelona, London, Sydney and Washington will also be illuminated.
At an altitude of almost 2600 metres, a mountain gradually breaks apart. The meter-sized crack at the top of the Hochvogel is getting bigger and bigger. Experts fear that the summit will soon rush down into the valley.
A group of soccer fans have been injured — some seriously — when an escalator collapsed at a Rome metro station. Most of those hurt were visiting fans of the Russian football club CSKA Moscow.
The "King of Hoteliers and Hotelier of Kings" died 100 years ago. The Swiss Caesar Ritz is regarded as the inventor of the luxury hotel business. His career from waiter to hotel owner offers material for legends.
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