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Domus Transitoria Reopens in Rome
Published on Thursday, April 25, 2019 by For the first time, the public can see how Emperor Nero lived in his first private palace, the Domus Transitoria, which opened this month after a 10-year restoration. The palace has been off-limits for centuries, since it burned down in the Great Fire of Rome. After a fire destroyed the Domus Transitoria (Transit House) and much of Rome in July of 64 AD, Emperor Ne...
American Airlines Adds Flight From Philadelphia to Bologna
Published on Friday, April 19, 2019 by This summer, travelers seeking nonstop flights to off-the-beaten-path destinations in Italy have one more option. American Airlines will fly nonstop from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Bologna four times a week from June 6 to Sept. 29, 2019 on Boeing 767 planes. With the new route, Philadelphia is the only airport in North America to fly directly to Bologna, which m...
Italian Easter Recipe: Easter Bread Baskets (Pane di Pasqua)
Published on Monday, April 15, 2019 by Easter - this year on April 21st - is just around the corner! No Italian Easter is complete without Pane di Pasqua (Easter Bread) made in the form of baskets! Our favorite Italian nonna, Gisa Ferro who is originally from Calabria, shares her special recipe for this Easter tradition. Let us know how it is if you make it! Pane di Pasqua Bread Basket Recipe Ingr...
You Can Buy An Entire Italian Island Off Sicily
Published on Thursday, April 11, 2019 by If you’ve ever fantasized about owning your own private Italian island, and if you have extra pocket money to spend, this may be the opportunity for you. Isola delle Femmine, a small island off Sicily’s northern coast near Palermo, could be yours for as little as €1 million. An aristocratic family, which has owned the island since the 1600s, is selling it becaus...
Cinque Terre: Don’t Hike in Flip Flops!
Published on Friday, April 5, 2019 by If you’re planning on hiking the clifftop trails that overlook the Cinque Terre coastline, you’ll need to bring sturdy shoes. Common sense, right? Not exactly, as many visitors attempt to hike in sandals, not realizing the terrain is more like a mountain trail than a beach boardwalk. Cinque Terre National Park is rolling out a public information campaign advisi...
Italy: The World’s Most Desirable Travel Destination
Published on Monday, April 1, 2019 by Perillo Tours has surely known this for more than 70 years... Italy has been named the world’s most desirable travel destination by travel website TravelSupermarket. In a survey, TravelSupermarket found that Italy was the most-searched country online among users in 97 countries, including the U.S., Canada, China, and several European countries. Spain and Australi...
Easter Week in Rome
Published on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by Easter (Pasqua in Italian) is a magical time to visit any part of Italy. In 2019, Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 21st.  The Easter season  is filled with food (yes, even Easter eggs have made their way here), family and religious rituals.  But there's something very special about spending Easter in Rome, with the Vatican taking center stage in the fes...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Easter in Italy (Video)
Published on Friday, March 22, 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 Easter in Italy!  Easter is coming up! No one can celebrate spring and Easter like the Italians, with faith, pageantry and delicious food....
Florence’s Vasari Corridor to Reopen in 2021
Published on Thursday, March 14, 2019 by After being closed since 2016 for safety reasons, Florence’s Vasari Corridor will reopen in 2021. The passageway will undergo an 18-month renovation costing 10 million euros. Commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici in 1565 and built in 1585, the enclosed Vasari Corridor was a way for Florentine nobility to walk unbothered from their offices in the Uffizi Gallery and P...
Italian Wine Producers Being Investigates For Fraud
Published on Saturday, March 9, 2019 by More than Italian 50 wine producers, including vineyards and bottling companies, are under investigation for falsely advertising their wines. Due to unfavorable weather conditions for wine grapes, recent years’ harvests have declined. Investigators allege that to make up for crop shortages, winemakers diluted expensive wines with lower-quality grapes, breaking th...