This Week's European News Headlines

Thursday, October 30

Sistine Chapel gets new lighting and AC system (ANSA)

The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him magic powers is now on view in Italy (BBC)

The Egadis, an Italy the world has yet to discover (Washington Post)

A brie binge east of Paris (New York Times)

The death of night trains in Europe (CityLab)

Emergency medical evacuation coverage can protect your financial future (Fox News)

Wednesday, October 29

Severe flooding hits western Norway (The Local)

Europe's forgotten treasure chest:  inside Germany’s Green Vault in Dresden Castle (CNN)

The top 10 hotels, B&B and hostels in Scotland for walkers (The Guardian)

Five little known airport services you should be using (video) (USA Today)

In Paris, distinctive shops among the patisseries (New York Times)

London develops a Peruvian palate (New York Times)

Tuesday, October 28

Wales toasts Dylan Thomas on his 100th birthday (New York Times)

Where Americans turned the tide in WWI (New York Times)

Hot tips for buying holiday airfares (Seattle Times)

How to shop for souvenirs like a local (New York Times)

Top 10 affordable ski chalets and lodges (The Guardian)

Travel quiz:  beer, wine and spirits of the world (The Guardian)

Monday, October 27

Picasso Museum in Paris now open after renovation (BBC)

Rome’s Domus Aurea reopens after crowdfunding support (ANSA)

When a travel company denies your refund request, insist on knowing why (Washington Post)

Why the padlocks of Paris are a poor symbol of romance (BBC)

Top 10 ghost towns and modern ruins you can visit (The Guardian)

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

Friday, October 24

Transportation strike in Italy causes travel chaos (ANSA)

Spanish art masterpieces will be on view in new UK gallery (BBC)

When to buy the cheapest airline ticket (Forbes)

Portugal’s Nazaré is surfer’s favorite town (The Guardian)

A slow and wildly scenic Norway cruise (Seattle Times)

Top 10 restaurants in Turin, Italy (The Guardian)

Thursday, October 23

Seven tested tips for visiting Rome (Budget Travel)

Paris' cultural history, by app (New York Times)

Scotland’s paths less traveled (in pictures) (The Guardian)

Remote, romantic southern Spain (in pictures) (BBC)

New travel gear you must see (Budget Travel)

11 ways social media can rock your travel world (Budget Travel)

Wednesday, October 22

Strong, bitterly cold winds lash Italy (ANSA)

Murano, Italy still sparkling after 700 years (New York Times)

Poland’s Museum of Life honors Jewish history (New York Times)

Citymapper gets travelers where they’re going (Washington Post)

Cool, yet cheap: stylish hostels around the world (USA Today)

The world’s worst…and best…airports (CNN)

Tuesday, October 21

Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities for 2015 (CNN)

Top 10 cool city tours around the world:  guided tours with a twist (The Guardian)

Young ambition stirs a traditional brandy in Normandy (New York Times)

12 treasures of Europe (New York Times)

Nightmare at the Picasso Museum (The Guardian)

WWI in Google Street View (The Guardian)

Monday, October 20

Another Lufthansa pilots' strike causes flight cancellations (BBC)

Rome becomes more pedestrian-friendly (ANSA)

Italy’s Matera named European Culture Capital (ANSA)

Financial boom and cultural fears as cruise ships crowd Lisbon (Seattle Times)

Prized souvenirs found for free (New York Times)

Are frequent flier programs rigged in favor of the elite among us? (Washington Post)

Friday, October 17

Paris "tree sculpture" generates lots of comments (BBC)

Fire destroys historic church in Belgium (BBC)

Do airlines treat pets better than humans passengers? (Washington Post)

Top 10 new bars, cafes and restaurants in Paris (The Guardian)

How to fight in-flight germs (Seattle Times)

Quiz: Flags of the world (The Guardian)