A second large earthquake has rocked the Emilia-Romagna region of north eastern Italy, claiming as many as another 10 lives.This second quake, measuring 5.8 magnitude struck 60 kilometers east of the city of Parma aroun
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Photo courtesy of cameronparkins, Flickr.comIn some ways, it's hard to remember what life was like before I went to Italy - but on the flip side of that coin, every single time I'm there I learn something new about the
After a full season of skiing and boarding it's easy to become complacent about staying safe on the mountain.Californian James Drummond is lucky to be alive after becoming trapped, upside down, in a tree well while boar
It’s about as likely you’ll be pickpocketed in Rome as it is you’ll eat pizza. The city came second only to Barcelona as the pickpocket capital of the world, according to a 2010 survey. A few years back, Britain's
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Travel Alert: Rome to be hit by 24 hour pubic transport strike on Friday 24 May http://t.co/QdGo4fXI6j #travel #ttotover 3 years ago
19 Alitalia workers arrested in Rome for stealing luggage - ANSA English http://t.co/K6yiGZQEGGover 3 years ago
Liam Corcoran, 11, evades Manchester Airport security to fly to Rome without ticket or passport http://t.co/fooOmLCc #ttot #wtfover 4 years ago
#Bendandi predicts Rome quake - one strikes Spain. Does superstition have a role in #travelsafety? http://bit.ly/mt1Aybover 5 years ago
#Italy unease grows in Rome following prediction there'll be a #quake on May 11 when the planets align http://bit.ly/lVwoDvover 5 years ago
#Italy: Rome bans street drinking - Campo dei Fiori after 11pm http://bit.ly/hA8yeWover 5 years ago
Recommended vaccinations for Rome
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.
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