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  • Remains of First Port of Naples Discovered Remains of First Port of Naples Dis... Published on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by
    Archaeologists have found the remains of what is believed to be the first port of Naples, underneath the city’s current seafront. Near the Castel dell’Ovo, a team of divers discovered four tunnels about 10 meters (33 feet) below the water, which could have been used to moor ships 2,500...
  • Italy Eyeing 2026 Winter Olympics Italy Eyeing 2026 Winter Olympics Published on Saturday, April 14, 2018 by
    The Olympics could be coming back to Italy, as the country plans to submit a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics jointly in Milan and Turin. The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stating its intention and saying that CONI wishes t...
  • Tourism Continues to Be Big Business in Italy Tourism Continues to Be Big Busines... Published on Saturday, April 7, 2018 by
    According to a report published by the World Travel and Tourism Committee (WTTC), tourist spending in Italy jumped 6.5% to 39.6€ billion in 2017, making Italy the sixth-largest travel economy in the world. The average increase in tourist spending worldwide was 4.3%. Travel and touris...
  • Rome’s Fiumicino Airport Wins Awards Rome’s Fiumicino Airport Wins... Published on Sunday, April 1, 2018 by
    Two leading independent airport organizations have recognized Rome’s Fiumicino Airport as the world’s most improved airport and the airport with the best quality of services. Skytrax, an airport rating and assessment company, named Fiumicino the world’s most improved airport. Eac...
  • Perillo Tours Easter Monday Special Offer Perillo Tours Easter Monday Special... Published on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by
    The Monday after Easter is called Pasquetta in Italian - or "little Easter" - and Italians usually spend the day picnicking in the countryside. This year, that day is April 2. And here at Perillo Tours, we are going to make it a BIG DAY! Book any Perillo Tour (Italy or Hawaii) on Monday...
  • Italian Easter Recipe: Pizza Rustica Italian Easter Recipe: Pizza Rustic... Published on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by
    Every holiday in Italy is celebrated with food. Easter is no exception. One of the most delicious Easter foods is Pizza Rustica- pie filled with all kinds of goodness, perfect to break the Lenten fast. Diana from Perillo Tours shares her family recipe: Dough: Purchase ready-made pizza ...
  • Steve’s Travel Tips: Easter in Italy (Video) Steve’s Travel Tips: Easter i... Published on Thursday, March 22, 2018 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 Easter in Italy!  No one can celebrate spring and Easter ...
  • Giotto’s Madonna di San Giorgio on Display in Florence Giotto’s Madonna di San Giorg... Published on Friday, March 9, 2018 by
    Giotto’s painting Madonna di San Giorgio alla Costa hasn’t been on public display in 25 years, until now, as it has moved to the Opera del Duomo Museum in the Duomo Cathedral complex in Florence. The tempera and gold painting depicts the Madonna as a queen, holding the Christ Child, w...
  • An Italian Village That Wants To Be A Principality An Italian Village That Wants To Be... Published on Saturday, March 3, 2018 by
    In modern times, most countries are moving away from governance by a monarchy – with the exception of something of a principality in Italy, which adopted a monarchy in 1963 and is now seeking to become a sovereign nation. Seborga, a 5.4-square-mile parcel of land near the French-Italian...
  • Air Italy To Start Flights Between U.S.-Italy Air Italy To Start Flights Between ... Published on Monday, February 26, 2018 by
    The second-largest Italian airline, Meridiana, has rebranded under the name Air Italy. With financial support from new shareholder Qatar Airways, Air Italy is looking to become Italy’s premier airline, as Alitalia is undergoing bankruptcy proceedings. Qatar Airways bought a 49% share in ...
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