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  • Venice Considers Limiting Tourists Venice Considers Limiting Tourists Published on Saturday, November 26, 2016 by
    In response to overcrowding and concerns about the state of the historic city, Venice is considering limiting the number of tourists allowed per year. Venetian officials are considering seven possible plans to reduce overcrowding and preserve the city, including implementing an online book...
  • Umbria Is Home to The World’s Largest Christmas Tree Umbria Is Home to The World’s... Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by
    Gubbio, in the region of Umbria, is home to the world's largest Christmas tree. The tree of lights is 650 meters (or 2,130 feet) tall and takes 1,900 man hours to assemble on the side of Gubbio's Mount Ignacio. It was named the world's largest Christmas tree in 1991 by the Guinness Boo...
  • Steve’s Italy Travel Tips: Christmas in Italy (Video) Steve’s Italy Travel Tips: Ch... Published on Saturday, November 19, 2016 by
    I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I'm thrilled to host 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'm talking about Christmas in Italy, traveling to Italy for Christmas, Ita...
  • Inferno Movie Highlights Florence Inferno Movie Highlights Florence Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by
    Inferno, the latest Dan Brown thriller movie based on the novel of the same name is now in theaters and is sure to draw extra tourists to Florence, where it was primarily filmed. The movie and novel are sequels to The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. In the Ron Howard-directed movi...
  • Pistoia Tuscany Set to Become Top 2017 Destination Pistoia Tuscany Set to Become Top 2... Published on Sunday, November 13, 2016 by
    The city of Pistoia is an easy day trip from Florence, but in 2017, it is set to become a destination of its own. Located in Tuscany about 19 miles northwest of Florence, Pistoia was named as a top 10 city to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet and the 2017 Italian Capital of Culture by the Ita...
  • New Star Wars Exhibit in Rome New Star Wars Exhibit in Rome Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 by
    If you're a fan of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, don't miss a new exhibit at the Vittoriano Complex in Rome is dedicated to the history of the Star Wars movies, which have created millions of dedicated fans over the past three decades. The exhibit, titled Star Wars: Play, showcases more...
  • 100th Giro d’Italia Route Announced 100th Giro d’Italia Route Ann... Published on Friday, November 4, 2016 by
    In its 100th year, the 2017 Giro d’Italia will follow a course through two islands and southern Italy, a route it has never taken before. The cycling race will take place from May 5 to 28, 2017, and will run from Alghero to Milan, where it has ended for 76 years. For the fourth and fi...
  • The Italy Mix: If Venice Dies, Roman Holiday Travel Guide The Italy Mix: If Venice Dies, Roma... Published on Wednesday, October 26, 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: If Venice Dies: A new book contends that tourism and floods could be the end of La Serenissima - so you might want to ...
  • Florence’s Wealthiest Families Same Today As During Renaissance Florence’s Wealthiest Familie... Published on Sunday, October 23, 2016 by
    Remarkably, the wealthiest families in Florence today are descendants of the wealthiest Florentine families from the Renaissance, according to two Italian economists from the Bank of Italy, Guglielmo Barone and Sauro Mocetti, The Wall Street Journal recently reported.  The economists comp...
  • Travel to Rome & Tuscany With Baseball Greats Travel to Rome & Tuscany With ... Published on Thursday, October 20, 2016 by
    What are you doing in January? As Mario Perillo always said "off-season is the best season" for Italy and boy do I have a unique opportunity for our guests! Hurry, and be one of the few fans to tour Rome and Tuscany with baseball greats Didi Gregorious, Jim Leyritz and Wade Boggs on P...
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