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  • Italy Nominates Espresso for UNESCO Recognition Italy Nominates Espresso for UNESCO... Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by
    On Tuesday, Italy encouraged its parliament to nominate espresso for UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage status. The bid was put forth by the Consortium for the Safeguarding of Traditional Italian Espresso Coffee. The tiny cups of undiluted black coffee topped with tan foam are the coun...
  • Sardinia Beach to Require Tickets in 2020 Sardinia Beach to Require Tickets i... Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by
    To preserve its natural beauty and combat overtourism, La Pelosa, one of Sardinia’s best beaches will limit the amount of people allowed on its shores starting in 2020 by implementing a ticketing system. Tourists are drawn to the northwest Sardinian beach’s turquoise waters and white s...
  • Free Museum Sundays Are Back Free Museum Sundays Are Back Published on Sunday, November 24, 2019 by
    To the delight of art lovers, Italy’s popular free museum Sundays are back. This popular program, which offers free entry on the first Sunday of the month for both Italian and foreign visitors at state-run museums around the country, was introduced in 2014 by Culture Minister Dario Franc...
  • Black Friday Travel Deals From Perillo Tours Black Friday Travel Deals From Peri... Published on Saturday, November 23, 2019 by
    Surely, you already have BLACK FRIDAY - Friday, November 29 - marked on your calendar. The BIG savings this year is with Perillo Tours! SAVE* $500 Per Couple ($250 Per Person) on These Italy Tours: 14-Day North Classic 12-Day North Continental 10-Day Marco Polo 12-Day Sou...
  • Gladiator Fresco Discovered in Pompeii Gladiator Fresco Discovered in Pomp... Published on Monday, November 18, 2019 by
    The latest discovery in Pompeii is a well-preserved fresco depicting two gladiators after a fight, painted on the stairwell of a building. The scene depicts two gladiators of different types – a murmillo, who carries a larger shield, and a thraex, with a smaller shield. In the painting, ...
  • Steve’s Italy Travel Tips: Christmas in Italy (Video) Steve’s Italy Travel Tips: Ch... Published on Friday, November 8, 2019 by
    I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I'm thrilled to host 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 Christmas in Italy, traveling to Italy for Christmas, Ita...
  • Cinque Terre’s Via dell’Amore Scheduled for Restoration Cinque Terre’s Via dell’... Published on Saturday, October 26, 2019 by
    The most famous and scenic path in Cinque Terre, Via dell’Amore (Lover’s Lane), is scheduled to undergo a 28-month restoration. It has been closed since 2012 due to damage inflicted by a landslide. Via dell’Amore connects the towns of Manarola and Riomaggiore on a 1-kilometer path...
  • Walk Among Stone Giants in Sardinia Walk Among Stone Giants in Sardinia Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by
    Pompeii may well be the most famous archaeological site in Europe, but similar, lesser-known ruins abound throughout Italy. In Sardinia, the fascinating site of Mont’e Prama has revealed an ancient world about which little is known. Eight-feet-tall giants carved out of stone have been un...
  • Hop on a Historic Train in Naples Hop on a Historic Train in Naples Published on Friday, October 18, 2019 by
    On October 3, 1839, Italy’s first railway was inaugurated: a 7.25-kilometer (4.5-mile) line that ran from Naples to Portici. This year, to celebrate the 180th anniversary of the railway’s opening, you can ride a historic train for the length of the original railway. The Pietrarsa Ex...
  • Three Lesser-Known Architectural Sites in Rome Three Lesser-Known Architectural Si... Published on Monday, October 14, 2019 by
    The beauty of Rome is that the city’s vast collection of art and architecture means there’s always something different and unexpected to see beyond the usual tourist haunts. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler to Rome looking to discover new sites or a first-time visitor seeking t...