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Toss A Coin, Help The Government of Rome
Published on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The next time you toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome, you could be unwittingly making a donation to the Roman government. Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi has announced that the coins, which can add up to more than 100 million euros!! per year, will now be used to fund city projects, which will be decided upon by a city hall working group. Since 2006, the money has ...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Dinner In Italy (Video)
Published on Friday, November 10, 2017 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. This time I'm back talking about a most important activity in Italy - eating - and what better time to do it than at dinner! In this video, I tell you how to do dinner r...
Amatrice Designated World Monuments Fund Site
Published on Monday, November 6, 2017 by Amatrice, the village in Lazio famous for its pasta sauce all’Amatriciana, has been designated a 2018 World Monuments Fund (WMF) site in the Disaster category. Amatrice was destroyed by an earthquake on August 24, 2016. The earthquake in Amatrice caused 299 deaths and approximately 400 injuries. According to the WMF site, the mayor of Amatrice poignantly declare...
Milan Exhibit: La Scala Costumes
Published on Thursday, November 2, 2017 by Until January 28th, 2018, fans of opera, theatrical garb, and fashion will be able to see a free exhibit of costumes made for La Scala by the world’s top designers at Palazzo Reale in Milan. Organized by The Friends of La Scala Association, the show includes nearly a century of costumes, which have been painstakingly restored in celebration of the Association’s...
Halloween in Italy
Published on Saturday, October 28, 2017 by Halloween in Italy has grown more popular over the past 10 years or so, especially with children excited to dress up and eat sweets. While Halloween still isn’t as big of a celebration as it is in the U.S., it is now not uncommon to hear children walking through shops and neighborhoods saying Dolcetto o scherzetto? (Trick or treat?). Refreshingly, Halloween in It...
Rinascente Department Store Returns to Rome
Published on Saturday, October 21, 2017 by Rinascente, the historic Italian department store founded in Milan, will return to the center of Rome for the first time since the Spanish clothing chain Zara took over its original location over 11 years ago. Formerly on Via del Corso, the new Rinascente (previously known as La Rinascente) opened this month in a stunning new site nearby on Via del Tritone. The 17,...
Caravaggio Research Institute to Open in Rome
Published on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by A new institute in Rome, the Caravaggio Research Institute, will dedicate itself to becoming the sole authority on everything related to the artist, who lived from 1571 to 1610. Founded as a result of a partnership between fashion brand Fendi and the Borghese Gallery, the institute will be a center of research and education to identify genuine works by the Italian mas...
Renovated Procuratie Vecchia to Open in 2020
Published on Friday, October 13, 2017 by In 2020, for the first time in 500 years, visitors to Venice will be able to tour one of its grandest and most important buildings. The Procuratie Vecchia housed the nine governors of La Serenissima, the Most Serene Republic, in the centuries of its greatest power, from its construction in 1532 onward. Making up one side of famed St. Mark’s Square, the Procuratie...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Learn About Malta (Video)
Published on Monday, October 9, 2017 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. You've probably heard about Malta but you're not too sure about it. Is it independent? Part of Italy? Part of England? Well, Steve is here to answer all of your questions. ...
Top Levels of Rome’s Colosseum to Open
Published on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by Even if you’ve visited Rome many times and seen it from every angle including the Vatican’s keyhole vista, there’s an entirely new view in Italy’s iconic city—from the fourth and fifth levels of its unforgettable Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built. Starting November 1st, visitors will be allowed access to those restored rows of seats, as well ...
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