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  • Beach Hogging Bans in Effect Around Italy Beach Hogging Bans in Effect Around... Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by
    August in Italy primarily means two things: vacation month for Italians all over the country, and hot weather that drives the masses to the coast. Popular vacation spots around the country are crowded, and visitors will go to great lengths to ensure their holiday is perfect. At the beach,...
  • Is That An Italian Dish? Think Again Is That An Italian Dish? Think Agai... Published on Saturday, August 13, 2016 by
    Italian cuisine is among the best in the world, and its delectable, gourmet dishes embody the passion of a country devoted to cooking as craft. Italian-American food is also delicious, ranking high on the list of staple comfort foods that are easy to prepare. To the surprise of many Americ...
  • Record Number of Tourists Visiting Italy in 2016 Record Number of Tourists Visiting ... Published on Monday, August 8, 2016 by
    Italy has seen a steady rise in tourism over the past years, and while good for its economy, the number of visitors that descend upon the country’s most-visited areas each year definitely takes a toll on resources. In 2014, Italy was the fifth most-visited country in the world, with ...
  • Volcanic Activity Increasing Outside Rome Volcanic Activity Increasing Outsid... Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 by
    According to the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters, a volcanic system on the outskirts of Rome may be waking up. Geologists had believed the volcano was extinct until recently, when they began noticing changes in the earth. About 20 years ago, scientists observed that the h...
  • Turin Mayor Wants to Make City Vegan Turin Mayor Wants to Make City Vega... Published on Sunday, July 31, 2016 by
    In an Italian city famous for its meat dishes and cheeses, a new mayor wants to upend the status quo in favor of a plant-based lifestyle. Turin Mayor Chiara Appendino, who was elected in June, and her city council released their five-year plan for the city, which emphasizes sustainability ...
  • Join Steve Perillo for Italian Cuisine Weekend in New York Join Steve Perillo for Italian Cuis... Published on Thursday, July 28, 2016 by
    Steve Perillo would like to personally invite you to this special weekend at The Culinary Institute of American in NY: Italian Cuisine at Home with Steve Perillo October 28-30, 2016 3 days/2 nights starting at $925 per person Join Steve Perillo, president of Perillo Tours,  for a...
  • St. Mark’s Guardians to Help Venice Visitors St. Mark’s Guardians to Help ... Published on Saturday, July 23, 2016 by
    Venice launched a new program to employ a group of people to welcome tourists and keep St. Mark’s Square clean and orderly, calling them the St. Mark’s Guardians. Among their duties are making sure visitors feel welcome and educating tourists on how to keep the lagoon clean and what be...
  • Italy’s First Naked Restaurant Opens Italy’s First Naked Restauran... Published on Monday, July 18, 2016 by
    An Italian restaurant looking to increase business has started to offer weekly naked dinners to attract members of Italy’s small but growing nudist community, inspired by a similar concept at the London restaurant Bunyadi. Nudist sites, such as beaches, became legal in Italy in 2006, and...
  • Explore Sardinia’s Pink Sand Island Explore Sardinia’s Pink Sand ... Published on Saturday, July 16, 2016 by
    A tiny island off the coast of Sardinia, Budelli is part of the La Maddalena National Park and is known for its colorful landscape of crystal-clear turquoise waters, purple rocks and pink sand beach (spiaggia rosa). This a slice of paradise has drawbacks, though, and Budelli has been emb...
  • A Little-Known Tuscany Museum to Visit A Little-Known Tuscany Museum to Vi... Published on Sunday, July 10, 2016 by
    Known for its huge collection of antiques,  Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi in Arezzo has begun hosting special events over the past year as well, drawing more visitors to the oft-overlooked museum. Ivan Bruschi was a prominent antiques collector in the 1960s who founded the Arezzo Antique Fair i...
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