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  • Pope’s Private Gardens Are Now Open to the Public Pope’s Private Gardens Are Now Op... Published on Thursday, August 20, 2015 by
    At 136 acres, the grounds of the Castel Gandolfo, the Pope’s private residence in Lazio, are larger than the entire Vatican City (108 acres). The land includes gardens, woodland, a working farm, beehives, a dairy, and even hay fields—but you don’t need to take our word for it. As of ...
  • Fly Away to Italy in Winter 2016 Fly Away to Italy in Winter 2016 Published on Saturday, August 15, 2015 by
    If you're ready to take your own tour of Italy, take my father's advice, "“Off season is the best season for Italy. It’s bargain time, shopping time and the weather is fine!” The weather in Italy in the winter is mild. The crowds are gone and you have the country to yourself. Plus ...
  • Fellini Classic “La Dolce Vita” to Be Remade 50 Years Later Fellini Classic “La Dolce Vit... Published on Monday, August 10, 2015 by
    Fifty years after its release, Federico Fellini’s iconic film La Dolce Vita will be remade by Andrea Iervolino’s AMBI Group. The Fellini family has approved this new film, which will be “a contemporary story every bit as commercial, iconic and award-worthy as the original,” said Ie...
  • The Italy Mix: Volterra, Honeymoon in Italy, Turin The Italy Mix: Volterra, Honeymoon ... Published on Friday, July 31, 2015 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: The Magic of Volterra:  Rick Steves says Tuscany's Volterra is Italy's most underrated hill town. (The Seattle Time...
  • New Skyway Monte Bianco Opens on Italian Side of Mont Blanc New Skyway Monte Bianco Opens on It... Published on Sunday, July 26, 2015 by
    Dubbed “The Eighth Wonder of the World” due to its previously impossible views of the Alps, the Skyway Monte Bianco transports visitors above 7,000 feet. That’s not all: the rounded gondola cars also rotate 360 degrees, allowing people to see the breathtaking slopes on the Italian si...
  • 2016 Perillo Tours Brochures Are Here 2016 Perillo Tours Brochures Are He... Published on Thursday, July 23, 2015 by
    I’m proud to present our 2016 all-inclusive vacations to Italy, Hawaii and Costa Rica! My team and I have spent the past year inspecting hotels, visiting restaurants, creating menus, calculating travel distances and trying-out activities. If you think that sounds like a great job - you...
  • In Danger: Italian Olive Oil In Danger: Italian Olive Oil Published on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by
    Olives and olive oil symbolize Italy and its culinary delights for many people, but for Italians the products of olive trees influence their economy as much as their diets. Each year the country exports about one trillion pounds of olive oil, second only to Spain. The giant, twisted tre...
  • Ancient Roman Ship Found Off Sardinia Ancient Roman Ship Found Off Sardin... Published on Friday, July 10, 2015 by
    Italian divers recently reached a sunken cargo ship full of roofing tiles off the coast of Sardinia.  The ship and its cargo are 2,000 years old, a Roman find of “great archaeological value,” says the police statement issued to announce the discovery. Not only can the find provide inf...
  • Panzanella: Tuscan Summer Recipe Panzanella: Tuscan Summer Recipe Published on Thursday, July 2, 2015 by
    Looking to bring some Italian inspiration to your summer dining or July 4th BBQ or picnic? Do as the Tuscans do and make panzanella salad. Like all Italian cuisine it is fresh, simple and oh so delicious! Panzanella comes from the tradition of cucina povera - the simple dishes of the poo...
  • Remains of Arch of Titus Discovered in Rome Remains of Arch of Titus Discovered... Published on Monday, June 29, 2015 by
    Back in 81 AD, the Roman Emperor would have entered the Circus Maximus in grand style, standing in a chariot steered through the newly constructed Arch of Titus. But until recently, the only records of that structure existed in medieval-era documents; stone that wasn’t pilfered sank bene...
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