The initiative to help combat ‘zero tourism’

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  A small commune in Molise received more than 8,000 applications after announcing an offer of free holidays. The village of San Giovanni in Galdo began a campaign called ‘Give Yourself Molise’, offering 40 free week-long stays in homes in the area between July and September. The cultural association behind the project, Friends of the […]

48 Hours in Elba

With thousands of tourists paying for the privilege of a stay on this beautiful island, Sarah Lane ponders why the exiled Napoleon gave Elba the elbow Elba, Italy’s third largest island, is probably best known by English speakers for the palindrome credited to Napoleon: Able was I, ere I saw Elba. But there is much […]