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  • Win A Trip to Florence with Perillo Tours Win A Trip to Florence with Perillo... Published on Friday, February 5, 2016 by
    If you're a U.S. resident, enter our the Perillo Tours Facebook Sweepstakes for the chance to win a spectacular 4-night getaway to the city of art! Here is what is included: Airfare for two from a U.S. gateway to Florence. Four nights at the Grand Hotel Minerva. Day trip to ...
  • The Italy Mix: Mussolini’s Ponza, What’s New in 2016 The Italy Mix: Mussolini’s Po... Published on Monday, February 1, 2016 by
    The Italy Mix is a regular post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web. Here are our top picks for this week: Mussolini-Themed Vacations:  For better or worse, association with Adolf Hitler's wartime ally is contributing to ...
  • Venice’s Carnevale is Underway Venice’s Carnevale is Underwa... Published on Monday, January 25, 2016 by
    Carnevale in Venice is Italy’s biggest party. Alive with the revelry of costumed partygoers enjoying centuries-old traditions, during Carnevale, La Serenissima (the Most Serene) is anything but. This year, the festivities stretch from Jan. 23 to Feb. 9, Shrove Tuesday. Like all ot...
  • Sandwiches Are Now The Lunch of Choice For Italians Sandwiches Are Now The Lunch of Cho... Published on Saturday, January 23, 2016 by
    The famous tramezzino sandwich, which originated in the Caffè Mulassano di Piazza Castello in Turin in 1925, celebrated its 90th birthday last week. A version of an English tea sandwich, the Italian classic is made from two slices of crust-less white sandwich bread and cut into triangles....
  • Italy Culinary Trend: Apericena Italy Culinary Trend: Apericena Published on Monday, January 18, 2016 by
    A recent trend shows young Italians may be straying from the longstanding tradition of eating family meals at their parents’ house every night, instead favoring a new appetizer-heavy dining concept served in bars, called apericena. Mamma has reigned as queen of the Italian kitchen for wh...
  • Italy Pledges 300 Million Euros to Restore Historical Sites Italy Pledges 300 Million Euros to ... Published on Friday, January 15, 2016 by
    Italian Cultural Minister Dario Franceschini announced that more than 200 historical sites across Italy will receive public funding toward much-needed restorations, saying “culture has returned to the center of national politics.” A total of 300 million euros will be split among 241 hi...
  • Bolzano: Italy’s Most Livable City Bolzano: Italy’s Most Livable... Published on Friday, January 8, 2016 by
    For over two decades, Milan’s newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore has been ranking Italian cities for overall livability, using criteria from standard of living to population to public-service choices. For 2015, the daily financial journal has presented the information in an interactive infograp...
  • Six New Houses Unveiled at Pompeii Six New Houses Unveiled at Pompeii Published on Monday, January 4, 2016 by
    They say there’s nothing new under the sun—and that might go double or triple for Pompeii, the ancient Italian city once and forever devastated yet preserved by the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius. For centuries, visitors have seen the same structures and interiors, including the Fu...
  • Steve’s Travel Tips: New Year’s Eve in Italy (Video) Steve’s Travel Tips: New Year... Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 by
    I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I have a video series called Steve's Travel Tips to share all the insider Italy travel tips I have learned over a lifetime of travel to Italy. In this video, I'd love to share my tips for New Year's Eve in Italy. The Italians have some very specific...
  • Sicily’s Chocolate Town: Modica Sicily’s Chocolate Town: Modi... Published on Saturday, December 26, 2015 by
    Perhaps the last thing that comes to mind when thinking of Italy is the Aztecs – but, in one of Italy’s many peculiarities and well-kept secrets, the Sicilian town of Modica  is famous for Aztec chocolate. Passing on their discovery of an interesting new food called xocolatl from the ...
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