Portofino, an Italian town popular with celebrities and artists, is devoid of visitors. Photo: Getty Images Portofino, an Italian town popular with celebrities and artists, is devoid of visitors. Photo: Getty Images
Portofino, an Italian town popular with celebrities and artists, is devoid of visitors. Photo: Getty Images
Italy

Italy’s tourist industry struggles to survive – ‘even George Clooney doesn’t come any more’ amid the coronavirus pandemic

  • With Venice ‘a dead city like Pompeii’, and hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk, the coronavirus crisis has taken a heavy toll on tourism in Italy
  • After its worst recession since the second world war, authorities try to kick-start tourism with launch of ‘Covid-19-free’ Rome-Milan high-speed rail services

Topic |   Italy
Portofino, an Italian town popular with celebrities and artists, is devoid of visitors. Photo: Getty Images Portofino, an Italian town popular with celebrities and artists, is devoid of visitors. Photo: Getty Images
Portofino, an Italian town popular with celebrities and artists, is devoid of visitors. Photo: Getty Images
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