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Venice Passes Tourist Tax
Published on Friday, January 4, 2019 by Venice has passed a new tourist tax of up to 10 euros per day to day trippers, aimed at providing funds to clean up the city after hordes of day trippers come in. The tax will likely vary depending on the season, and will apply to both Italian and foreign tourists. Tourists who spend the night in Venetian hotels already pay a tourist tax of 5 euros per day, inclu...
Iconic Rome Hotel Celebrates 125 Years
Published on Sunday, December 16, 2018 by In honor of its 125th anniversary, Rome’s iconic Hotel Hassler is celebrating with a gala and an interactive exhibit. hundreds of elite guests. The five-star luxury hotel opened in 1893, and has become a fixture in the Roman landscape,having accommodated celebrities, artists, and politicians from around the world, as well as serving as the U.S. Air Force headq...
Italian Christmas Markets
Published on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Many tourists from the United States hear “Christmas market” and immediately think of Germany’s deservedly famous “Weinachtsmarkts” and “Kristkindlmarkts,” both of which conjure up the smell of Gluehwein and the sizzle of roast bratwurst. But Italy has its own legion of markets during the winter holidays, and like everything Italian, they’re focused mo...
Steve’s Italy Travel Tips: Christmas in Italy (Video)
Published on Monday, December 10, 2018 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 Christma...
Italian Christmas Dessert Recipe: Struffoli
Published on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by Nothing says Christmas in Italy quite like a pile of struffoli on an Italian table. The marble-sized dough balls are deep-fried to a golden hue, coated in honey and tiny hard sprinkles. While the traditional recipe calls for deep-frying the balls, some modern recipes call for spreading the struffoli on a cookie sheet and baking them in the oven. The origins of ...
High-Speed Trains To Run From Rome’s Fiumicino
Published on Saturday, December 1, 2018 by Beginning December 18th, travelers will be able to take high-speed Frecciarossa trains straight from Rome’s airport to destinations across Italy. The Frecciarossa trains will connect Fiumicino Airport with Florence, Venice, Pisa, La Spezia and Genoa. Currently, travelers have to go into Rome’s city center to pick up a train to these cities at either the Termini or...
The Leaning Tower of Pisa Is Leaning Less
Published on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Construction work completed in 2001 is having an unexpected effect on the Leaning Tower of Pisa: Since then, its tilt has lessened by 1.5 inches. The tower was closed to visitors from 1990 to 2001 while construction work was done to correct the tilt and protect its long-term stability. When it reopened, it had straightened by 15.95 inches, returning its slant to th...
Graffiti Brings Back Italian Words
Published on Friday, November 23, 2018 by Editors at Italy’s Zanichelli Publishing House launched a campaign to revive Italian words that have fallen out of use, by painting graffiti with the words and their definitions onto city streets. The campaign, marked with the hashtag #laculturasifastrada on social media, aims to bring attention to the complexity of the Italian language, which has become more simpli...
Cyber Monday Travel Sale on Valentine’s Day In Sorrento
Published on Friday, November 16, 2018 by Mark  your calendar for Cyber Monday! Perillo's Learning Journeys has an incredible special for Valentine's Day Live Like a Local in Sorrento: Land and Air, February 10 to 17, 2019. There is limited availability for this 8-day/6-night adventure. The Amalfi Coast is one of those places that alluringly draws one into its charm and romance. It doesn't get more romant...
Upcoming Black Friday Travel Deals From Perillo Tours and Italy Vacations
Published on Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Save $500 Per Couple On Any Italy or Hawaii Tour* Your calendar is surely marked for Black Friday this year. But the big savings is at Perillo Tours. On Black Friday only, Perillo Tours, a leader in escorted travel to Italy for more than 70 years, is offering $500 off per couple ($250 per person) on all 2019 Italy and Hawaii escorted tours. You must use code: Bl...