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  • Steve’s Travel Tips: Weddings in Italy (Video) Steve’s Travel Tips: Weddings... Published on Tuesday, May 15, 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 the most romantic place on Earth - Italy, of course - and ...
  • Steve’s Travel Tips: Year of Italian Food (Video) Steve’s Travel Tips: Year of ... Published on Thursday, May 10, 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 why 2018 is a very special year in Italy. Can you guess why...
  • Tremiti Islands Ban Plasticware Tremiti Islands Ban Plasticware Published on Sunday, May 6, 2018 by
    The Tremiti Islands, an archipelago off of Italy’s east coast, banned all single-use plastic dinnerware from the islands beginning May 1 of this year. Anyone caught using disposable plates, cups and utensils will be fined 50€ to 500€ – including businesses, locals and tourists. ...
  • Restoration at Florence’s San Miniato Restoration at Florence’s San... Published on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by
    The ciborium in the abbey at San Miniato al Monte in Florence has been restored in time for the 1,000-year anniversary of the abbey’s founding. The ciborium – a covered altar with four columns and an intricate arched ceiling – was completed in 1448 at the request of Piero de’ Medic...
  • Venice Banning Tourists? Venice Banning Tourists? Published on Saturday, April 28, 2018 by
    From now until May 1, Venice is prohibiting tourist access into the main parts of the city. The restrictions are intended to ease crowds during the Festa del Lavoro holiday, Italy’s Labor Day and a popular traveling time for Italians. Tourists traveling to popular places such as Rialt...
  • 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...
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