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Travel to Rome & Tuscany With Baseball Greats
Published on Thursday, October 20, 2016 by What are you doing in January? As Mario Perillo always said "off-season is the best season" for Italy and boy do I have a unique opportunity for our guests! Hurry, and be one of the few fans to tour Rome and Tuscany with baseball greats Didi Gregorious, Jim Leyritz and Wade Boggs on Perillo's once-in-a-lifetime 9-Day Baseball Greats Rome and Tuscany Tour! Get ...
Free 24/7 Wine Fountain Opens in Abruzzo
Published on Friday, October 14, 2016 by Courtesy of an Italian winery, a new outdoor fountain in Abruzzo now dispenses locally made red wine 24/7, for free, granting wishes of wine drinkers everywhere. The fountain opened on October 9th in the town of Caldari di Ortona in Abruzzo, and though the wine is always flowing and always free, those imbibing must bring their own containers! The fountain was pla...
Venice Will Not Be On UNESCO Endangered List
Published on Thursday, October 6, 2016 by The United Nations announced that it will not list Venice as an endangered World Heritage Site this year, opting to revisit the issue in 2017 and giving Italy more time to comply with the UN’s recommendations for conservation. Among the problems cited by the UN that are leading to the city’s deterioration are an excess of tourists; insufficient strategies and pro...
Steve’s At It Again: Perillo’s Latest (Funniest) TV Commercial
Published on Monday, October 3, 2016 by A message from Steve Perillo: My father Mario Perillo revolutionized our business with his television commercials, which solidified his position as Mr. Italy to generations of TV viewers. One of the best parts of my job is to carry on his tradition of reaching out to our customers through television! Through the years, that has resulted in some fun and very memorable ...
New Anatomy Exhibit at Leonardo da Vinci Museum
Published on Saturday, October 1, 2016 by A new permanent exhibit on anatomy will open Oct. 22 at the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in the artist’s Tuscan hometown of Vinci. The exhibit will explore da Vinci’s anatomical studies and include educational activities, tours and children’s activities. Perhaps the most curious person in history, da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, engineer, scientist, artist, and...
Cool Caves to Visit in Northern Italy
Published on Sunday, September 25, 2016 by One of Italy’s lesser-known destinations, the Grotta Nuova di Villanova (the New Cave of Villanova) offers visitors a spectacular cave experience complete with stalactites, stalagmites, and other rock and mineral formations. The Grotta Nuova is part of the Grotte di Villanova (Villanova Caves), a network of caves in northern Italy that have been explored since the 1...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Pizza in Italy (Video)
Published on Monday, September 19, 2016 by No one knows Italy better than Steve Perillo. In his Steve's Travel Tips videos, Steve shares his advice for eating the best pizza in the world in Italy. In this video, he explains that pizza was born in the city of Naples and how the pizza-eating experience is different in Italy than in the United States.   ...
Obelisks Restored on Florence’s Piazza Santa Maria Novella
Published on Saturday, September 10, 2016 by As part of an ongoing facelift to Florence’s Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the piazza’s two, 500-year-old marble obelisks have been restored. The project, which cost 95,000€, began in December 2015 and was funded by the Florence I Care project, a collaboration between the city government and private groups that helps promote and protect the artistic, social and sc...
Two Tuscan Towns Consider Merging
Published on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 by Two neighboring Tuscan towns, both with abundant agricultural assets but a shortage of manpower, are considering merging into one. San Giovanni d’Asso, famous for its truffles, and the larger city of Montalcino (pictured) 10 miles south, known for the Brunello di Montacino wine, would combine but keep Montalcino’s name and crest. It’s not as radical as it se...
Follow Goethe’s Journey Through Italy
Published on Saturday, September 3, 2016 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), a prolific and celebrated German writer and philosopher whose works include novels, poetry, memoirs, an autobiography, scientific writings, and drawings, also had ties to Italy. From 1786 to 1788, he embarked on a tour of Italy that greatly influenced his writings and philosophy. He published his first major scientific work,T...