NEW YORK -- The Italian Government Tourist Board made several
announcements regarding new services and activities to support
Italy's Year 2000 Jubilee celebration.
Two toll-free phone numbers -- accessible only in Italy -- are
being established to provide travelers with information on the
Jubilee and cultural happenings in Italy.
The Jubilee phone number -- (800) 11 77-00 -- provides
information on schedules, reservations, transportation and
accommodations. The phones are manned from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
but will close at 6:30 p.m. on Christmas and Easter.
The second toll-free phone number -- (800) 99 11-99 -- is to
provide information about cultural events, exhibitions, tours and
activities throughout Italy.
An official Jubilee Web site -- www.piuitalia2000.it -- has been launched in seven
languages with comprehensive information on the Jubilee
celebrations as well as general travel information on all the
regions of Italy.
For travelers with disabilities, the government established a
Web site, www.coinsociale.it, which details
handicapped-accessible museums, hotels, restaurants and