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Italy “back to normal” after earthquakes


One week after the most recent earthquake tourists welcomed back

Transport, hotels and cultural attractions are operating as normal in tourism-dependent northern Italy, officials say, following two earthquakes on May 20 and 29 and countless aftershocks. The quakes hit the region of Emilia-Romagna, resulting in a number of deaths and structural damage. Piero Gnudi, Italy’s minister for regional affairs and tourism, has released a statement “to reassure all those who have planned or are in the process of planning a holiday in the nearby areas.”
Almost all areas and tourist attractions are “definitively accessible and safe,” he says. The Adriatic Riviera was not affected at all by the earthquakes.
“All touristic infrastructure including accommodation and other services are functioning perfectly”, Gnudi continues. “At the present, with the exception of [the provinces of Modena, Ferrara, Reggio Emilia and Mantova], there is no hindrance to the normal touristic activities and services in the remaining region, or in the provinces of the neighbouring regions.”
[pictured: Rimini waterfront; courtesy Rimini City]


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