This Week's European News Headlines

Thursday, August 28

Lightning strike may have damaged Scrovegni Chapel frescos (ANSA)

Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class (Seattle Times)

London maps: a unique view of the capital through classic cartography (The Guardian)

The many shades of Santorini (in pictures) (BBC)

Travel companies are eager to charge customers for damages; snap photos to escape unfair charges (Washington Post)

Ideas for displaying and managing your vacation photos (Washington Post)

Wednesday, August 27

Florence fetes Picasso in major exh ibit (ANSA)

Chagall retrospective opens in Milan in September (ANSA)

Shopping away from the crowds in Dublin (New York Times)

Five great UK coastal walks (The Guardian)

10 of the best British B&Bs (The Guardian)

Belgium’s newspaper hostel in Ghent (The Guardian)

Tuesday, August 26

Iceland volcano hit by big earthquake (BBC)

Venice starts new campaign against “love locks” (ANSA)

London statues want to talk to you (MIami Herald)

Europe’s best ice-cream parlors (The Guardian)

A walk on the woolly side: sheep trekking in Wales (The Guardian)

Raising a stink on a flight when shoes come off (Seattle Times)

Monday, August 25

Iceland monitors tremors after retracting eruption alert (Bloomberg)

Small Dutch city, major flower parade on September 7 (New York Times)

Warsaw city guide (The Guardian)

WWI: 100 years of gratitude (New York Times)

Barcelona: big kids play in the sand, too (Seattle Times)

United introduces self-service bag-tagging at Chicago airport (Chicago Tribune)

Friday, August 22

Beautiful and affordable European cities you MUST see! (Budget Travel)

Exploring Scotland's past and present (New York Times)

Living in the world’s most visited cities (BBC)

Hikers' cafes in the UK (The Guardian)

Rome behind the lens (in pictures) (BBC)

Five new travel start-ups help travelers bypass traditional costs (Skift)

Thursday, August 21

Expect travel chaos in London on Friday with Tube strike (BBC)

Tourists evacuated from area near Iceland volcano (Seattle Times)

Turkish nut crop crisis will probably hit you right in the Nutella (Huffington Post)

What hipsters in Paris are playing (BBC)

No-fly list rules get changes (Seattle Times)

Airline passengers prefer their own gadgets over seat-back options when flying (Chicago Tribune)

Wednesday, August 20

36 hours in Glasgow (New York Times)

Top 10 Scottish castle stays (The Guardian)

Norway's amazing hiking cabins (The Guardian)

Giving in to the tug of Ireland (CNN)

Iceland braced for volcano eruption that could disrupt air traffic (ABC News)

The best way to get good sleep on a plane, according to science (Skift)

Tuesday, August 19

August 25 is the magic date for summer travel (Fox News)

In Riga, Latvia, medieval spires and art nouveau dreams (BBC)

Where to take the best pictures in the UK’s Lake District  (The Guardian)

Most US “chip” credit cards aren’t yet the real thing (Seattle Times)

Four critical health and travel apps that don’t exist yet  (Forbes)

The travel insurance in your wallet you didn’t know you had (USA Today)

Monday, August 18

Iceland volcano at high risk for eruption; could disrupt air travel (The Guardian)

Pompeii seduces thousands with 10 new houses (ANSA)

Rome celebrates 2000th anniversary of the Emperor Augustus (ANSA)

The Parthenon marbles are the world’s most beautiful art, and they should go back to Greece (The Guardian)

Best castles of Great Britain (video) (Budget Travel)

Five ways to save on currency exchange (Seattle Times)