G8 Summit In L’Aquila, Italy This Week

July 7, 2009 on 8:13 am | In Italy travel, ThereArePlaces.com, things travelers need to know, travel warnings | 1 Comment

If you are going to be traveling in Italy this week, you should be aware that the G8 Economic Summit is being held in the earthquake devastated town of L’Aquila in central Italy. Some are not fond of the G8 Summits and consider the countries involved to be responsible for numerous economic problems and globalization, which they despise. Most G8 Summits are accompanied by some degree of civil unrest and there has already been a demonstration in Rome and minor police action in L’Aquila.

The Summit will run from Wednesday through Friday. Our advice is to avoid L’Aquila (it is, by the way, still having earthquakes). In addition, if you will be traveling in central Italy, be prepared for traffic problems as well security inspections (approximately 15,000 police will be on duty in and around L’Aquila).

Our advice – avoid central Italy for the rest of this week.

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