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Italy Nominates Espresso for UNESCO Recognition
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 country’s lifeblood, traditionally drank standing up at bars and cafés throughout...
Sardinia Beach to Require Tickets in 2020
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 sand, and during the summer, as many as 6,000 people per day arrive to sunbathe a...
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 Franceschini. About 15 million visitors took advantage of the offering in total Ho...
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Gladiator Fresco Discovered in Pompeii
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, the latter has lost the fight – and an arm – and holds his thumb up in reque...
Steve’s Italy Travel Tips: Christmas in Italy (Video)
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, Italian holiday traditions and more. If you want to get into the Italian Christmas ...
Cinque Terre’s Via dell’Amore Scheduled for Restoration
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 that hugs the seaside sandstone cliffs and overlooks the ocean, vineyards and t...
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 unearthed since 1974, when they were discovered by accident in a patch of farmland...
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 Express – the train that runs from Naples to the Pietrarsa National Railway Muse...
Three Lesser-Known Architectural Sites in Rome
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 to escape the crowds, on your next trip to Rome, visit these lesser-known archite...