Italy Travel

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Visit A Haunted Island Near Rome
Published on Saturday, August 27, 2016 by For travelers seeking an otherworldly experience, the allegedly haunted Isola Bisentina, said to host spirits, demons, and other monstrous creatures, may transport you to another realm. The island is in the middle of Lago di Bolsena, a crater lake located in the province of Viterbo about 81 miles north of Rome. The island was inhabited during ancient Etruscan and ...
Beach Hogging Bans in Effect Around Italy
Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by August in Italy primarily means two things: vacation month for Italians all over the country, and hot weather that drives the masses to the coast. Popular vacation spots around the country are crowded, and visitors will go to great lengths to ensure their holiday is perfect. At the beach, it’s very common for both vacationing foreigners and Italians to leave their ...
Is That An Italian Dish? Think Again
Published on Saturday, August 13, 2016 by Italian cuisine is among the best in the world, and its delectable, gourmet dishes embody the passion of a country devoted to cooking as craft. Italian-American food is also delicious, ranking high on the list of staple comfort foods that are easy to prepare. To the surprise of many Americans who visit Italy, though, there’s not always overlap between the two. The ...
Record Number of Tourists Visiting Italy in 2016
Published on Monday, August 8, 2016 by Italy has seen a steady rise in tourism over the past years, and while good for its economy, the number of visitors that descend upon the country’s most-visited areas each year definitely takes a toll on resources. In 2014, Italy was the fifth most-visited country in the world, with 48.6 million tourists; that number has been rising since, with 2016 on track to ...
Volcanic Activity Increasing Outside Rome
Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 by According to the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters, a volcanic system on the outskirts of Rome may be waking up. Geologists had believed the volcano was extinct until recently, when they began noticing changes in the earth. About 20 years ago, scientists observed that the hills were rising 2 millimeters per year as a result of a bubble of magma that fo...
Turin Mayor Wants to Make City Vegan
Published on Sunday, July 31, 2016 by In an Italian city famous for its meat dishes and cheeses, a new mayor wants to upend the status quo in favor of a plant-based lifestyle. Turin Mayor Chiara Appendino, who was elected in June, and her city council released their five-year plan for the city, which emphasizes sustainability and promoting veganism. The plan is the first political initiative in Italy that...
Join Steve Perillo for Italian Cuisine Weekend in New York
Published on Thursday, July 28, 2016 by Steve Perillo would like to personally invite you to this special weekend at The Culinary Institute of American in NY: Italian Cuisine at Home with Steve Perillo October 28-30, 2016 3 days/2 nights starting at $925 per person Join Steve Perillo, president of Perillo Tours,  for an incredibly enriching and fun weekend exploring Italian food. Pasta may be Ital...
St. Mark’s Guardians to Help Venice Visitors
Published on Saturday, July 23, 2016 by Venice launched a new program to employ a group of people to welcome tourists and keep St. Mark’s Square clean and orderly, calling them the St. Mark’s Guardians. Among their duties are making sure visitors feel welcome and educating tourists on how to keep the lagoon clean and what behaviors to adhere to while in Venice. “Hostesses and stewards, who will be ...
Italy’s First Naked Restaurant Opens
Published on Monday, July 18, 2016 by An Italian restaurant looking to increase business has started to offer weekly naked dinners to attract members of Italy’s small but growing nudist community, inspired by a similar concept at the London restaurant Bunyadi. Nudist sites, such as beaches, became legal in Italy in 2006, and it is estimated that there are 600,000 nudists in Italy who visit them regularl...
Explore Sardinia’s Pink Sand Island
Published on Saturday, July 16, 2016 by A tiny island off the coast of Sardinia, Budelli is part of the La Maddalena National Park and is known for its colorful landscape of crystal-clear turquoise waters, purple rocks and pink sand beach (spiaggia rosa). This a slice of paradise has drawbacks, though, and Budelli has been embroiled in legal fights and protests for years, as it has changed ownership sever...