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  • 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...
  • Cinecitta: Reel-Life Revival in Rome Cinecitta: Reel-Life Revival in Rom... Published on Thursday, June 25, 2015 by
    Fellini. Rossellini. Zeffirelli. Those celebrated names of Italian cinema whose careers flourished at Cinecitta Studios during the post-war 1950s and 1960s may soon find themselves joined by a newer crop. Although the 22-stage facility’s luster dimmed in the 1980s, a 2014 Italian tax reb...
  • Steve’s Travel Tips: Using Cell Phones in Italy (Video) Steve’s Travel Tips: Using Ce... Published on Saturday, June 20, 2015 by
    I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I have 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 giving you advice on how to use cell phones in Italy. Everyone wants to keep in touch w...
  • Gladiator School in Rome To Be Restored Gladiator School in Rome To Be Rest... Published on Friday, June 12, 2015 by
    Rome’s gladiator barracks, part of the city’s famous Colosseum, may soon be accessible to the public—thanks, in part, to the Kuwaiti government. An ancient tunnel linking those training chambers to the main arena could be restored with funds from a multi-million dollar grant from ...
  • Stolen Artifacts Returned from US to Italy Stolen Artifacts Returned from US t... Published on Sunday, June 7, 2015 by
    Twenty five artifacts that had been wrongfully acquired from their Italian sources were returned by U.S. officials.  The pieces include vases, frescoes, and sculpture, some of which museums, universities, and private collectors had earlier turned over to authorities when their provenance...
  • Casts of Pompeii Victims Show Horror Casts of Pompeii Victims Show Horro... Published on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by
    Last week, the exhibit Pompeii and Europe: 1748-1943 opened at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, in collaboration with the Pompeii archaeological site.  A noteworthy portion of the exhibit will be 86 plaster casts painstakingly restored from the ash-encased human remains recov...
  • Steve’s Travel Tips: Packing for Italy (Video) Steve’s Travel Tips: Packing ... Published on Monday, June 1, 2015 by
    I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I have 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 a hot topic that travelers are always asking me about!  How to pack for ...
  • Reach Out and Touch A Roman Town Reach Out and Touch A Roman Town Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 by
    If you’ve ever wished you could travel in a time machine, Duke University researchers are about to grant that wish. At the end of May, the Museo Civica Reggio Emilia will debut an exhibit that allows visitors to see what Reggio Emilia, a town in the region of Emilia-Romagna,  would have...
  • A Coke, A Smile and An Italian Hilltop A Coke, A Smile and An Italian Hill... Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by
    The final episode of AMC’s celebrated series Mad Men  had its finale in an iconic cultural moment that was filmed, not in California (as you might believe), but on a hilltop near Rome! The 1971 Coca-Cola television commercial in which people from around the world sang a jingle about l...
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