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  • Easter Week in Rome Easter Week in Rome Published on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by
    Easter (Pasqua in Italian) is a magical time to visit any part of Italy. It is filled with food (yes, even Easter eggs have made their way here), family and religious rituals.  But there's something very special about spending Easter in Rome, with the Vatican taking center stage in the...
  • World’s Best Pizza Margherita Made By Australian Chef World’s Best Pizza Margherita... Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by
    An Australian chef has won the pizza margherita category in the World Pizza Championship, held in Parma, Italy. The annual event attracted hundreds of pizza makers from around the world. The international panel of judges deemed Johnny Di Francesco's traditional Neapolitan pizza (tomat...
  • The Italy Mix: Italian Islands, Sorrento, Matera The Italy Mix: Italian Islands, Sor... Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014 by
    The Italy Mix is a weekly post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web each week. Here are our top picks for this week: Sorrento So Cool:  Its cobbled streets are lined with historic buildings, beautiful boutiques, refined rest...
  • Paying Cash in Italy? Ask for A Discount or “Sconto” Paying Cash in Italy? Ask for A Dis... Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by
    While credit cards are more widely accepted than ever in Italy, cash is still king in this society. Travelers can use the "cash is king" belief, as well as good old bargaining,  to their advantage. Italian business owners absolutely detest paying credit card transaction fees. If you ar...
  • Video: Behind the Scenes of A Perillo Tours Commercial Video: Behind the Scenes of A Peril... Published on Sunday, April 6, 2014 by
    Perillo Tours is all about family; we've been family run for nearly 70 years. Another thing we're known for: our television commercials. A tradition that I've proudly carried on from my father, Mr. Italy, Mario Perillo. A very important part of the family is Harry Perillo. He's my golde...
  • George Clooney and Other Stars Who Own Homes in Italy George Clooney and Other Stars Who ... Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by
    Did you hear the news? George Clooney, Italy's most-famous part-time resident has bought another home in Tuscany. Clooney is often spotted by the paparazzi as he comes and goes from his 30-room Villa Oleandra near Bellagio on Lake Como. Now he may have found a more private Italian hidea...
  • The Italy Mix: Tuscany’s Most Beautiful Valley, Rome’s Pigneto Neighborhood The Italy Mix: Tuscany’s Most... Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014 by
    The Italy Mix is a weekly post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web each week. Here are our top picks for this week: Treasures of Val'D'Orcia: Michelin-starred chef Enrico Bartolini introduces this stunning area of Tuscany. ...
  • Rome Food Tour: Shop and Eat As The Romans Do! Rome Food Tour: Shop and Eat As The... Published on Monday, March 24, 2014 by
    Romans take their food shopping seriously. Gathering staples and ingredients for the coming days is more of a time-honored ritual than a series of errands. Two thirty-something Rome women wanted to capture this experience for visitors to the city and the Rome Gourmet Walking Tour was born....
  • Bulgari to Help Restore Spanish Steps in Rome Bulgari to Help Restore Spanish Ste... Published on Sunday, March 23, 2014 by
    Bulgari has donated  1.5 million euros to the restoration of the famous Spanish Steps in Rome, calling it a "gift" to the Roman people. The Italian jewelry and luxury goods brand is the latest in a series of Italian companies to step in to preserve Italy's heritage among a crushing e...
  • Video: Singing Italian Nun Is The Talk of Italy Video: Singing Italian Nun Is The T... Published on Thursday, March 20, 2014 by
    What's everyone in Italy talking about today? An Italian nun who sang her heart out on the television program, The Italian Voice.  She's now an Internet sensation worldwide! 25-year-old Suor Cristina Scoccia from Sicily sang Alicia Keys' "No One." She wasn't visible to the judges wh...
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