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  • Is Florence’s David In Danger? Is Florence’s David In Danger... Published on Sunday, January 15, 2017 by
    Following several powerful earthquakes in 2016, Italian art experts and scientists are concerning themselves with how to protect Florence’s treasured artwork, particularly Michelangelo’s David. While scientists, engineers, and art historians have studied David’s vulnerability for yea...
  • Antica Lavinium Opens to Public Antica Lavinium Opens to Public Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by
    The archaeological site at Antica Lavinium, an ancient city in the coastal village of Pratica di Mare south of Rome and located inside a farm owned by Borghese princes, opened to the public for the first time January 7th. Notable monuments at the site include 13 sacrificial altars, the Her...
  • The Italy Mix:  Dolomites History, New Florence Museum, Venice With Baby The Italy Mix: Dolomites History, ... Published on Friday, January 6, 2017 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: Dolomites Connection to WWII: This northern mountain range not only played a key role in World War I but the war that...
  • New 2017 Perillo Tours Commercial #3:  Villa New 2017 Perillo Tours Commercial #... Published on Monday, December 26, 2016 by
    I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. My father Mario made our company famous with his TV commercials and I am proud to carry on the tradition. We are always trying to come up with something new and different. In this television message, you hear from real Perillo travelers who share w...
  • New 2017 Perillo Tours Commercial #2: Piazza New 2017 Perillo Tours Commercial #... Published on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by
    I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. My father Mario made our company famous with his TV commercials and I am proud to carry on the tradition. We are always trying to come up with something new and different. In this television message, I tell you what makes an Italy tour with Perillo...
  • New 2017 Perillo Tours Commercial #1: Courtyard With Perillo Travelers New 2017 Perillo Tours Commercial #... Published on Friday, December 16, 2016 by
    I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. My father Mario made our company famous with his TV commercials and I am proud to carry on the tradition. Here is the first of our 2017 television messages and I am particularly proud of this one because it features real people who have traveled wi...
  • McDonald’s Battling City of Florence McDonald’s Battling City of F... Published on Sunday, December 11, 2016 by
    McDonald’s is suing the city of Florence for $20 million on grounds of discrimination after Florence Mayor Dario Nadella denied its application for a license to open a location in Florence’s most popular area for tourists - Piazza del Duomo. In November, 24,000 Florentines signed a pet...
  • Renovated Section of Circus Maximus Reopens in Rome Renovated Section of Circus Maximus... Published on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by
    Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman gathering space and chariot racing venue located between Palatine Hill and Aventine Hill, has reopened a newly excavated and renovated section to the public after being closed for seven years. Circus Maximus dates about 2,800 years back to the founding of R...
  • Michelin Awards Eight Italy Restaurants With Three Stars Michelin Awards Eight Italy Restaur... Published on Sunday, December 4, 2016 by
    The 2017 Michelin restaurant guide has been released, listing a total of 343 restaurants in Italy among the best in the world. In this year’s guide, Italy has eight three-star restaurants, 41 two-star restaurants, and 294 one-star restaurants, including a total of 28 new entries. The ...
  • 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...
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