Tourism project causes chaos in Rome


A Viennese promotion initiative had to be abandoned earlier than planned after it sparked traffic havoc at one of Rome’s busiest public places. Impressions from the Austrian capital lured hundreds of people to Rome’s Piazza Venezia after dusk each day in the past weeks. Viennese tourism marketing agents hoped to convince Italians and people visiting […]

Anger as Chinese rock to be lifted on Austrian peak

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Environmentalists have appealed to decision-makers to pull the plug on a controversial installation on one of Austria’s highest mountains.Organisers of Styria’s Regionale10 festival announced recently that famed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will oversee the positioning of a four-tonne rock at the 2,995-metre Hoher Dachstein later this week.Ai Weiwei – an outspoken critic of the Chinese […]