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Disease Ravaging Some of Italy’s Olive Trees
Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by A deadly disease is ravaging Italy’s olive trees unchecked, killing one million trees in Italy and potentially threatening millions more throughout Europe. Scientists first discovered the bacteria, Xylella fastidiosa, in 2013, when ancient olive trees in Puglia started dying—one million trees in Salento, 10 percent of the region’s total, have been affected. Sinc...
Visit the Barolo Wine Museum
Published on Thursday, June 6, 2019 by In a 10th-century castle in northwest Italy’s Piedmont region, wine enthusiasts can get a taste of the area’s incredibly famous wine and its history. The Barolo Wine Museum (WiMu) is dedicated to the historical and cultural significance and evolution of wine consumption across Europe, and was designed by Francois Confino of Switzerland. Exhibits, spread over 2...
Gucci to Restore Rome’s Tarpeian Rock
Published on Saturday, June 1, 2019 by Gucci will pay 1.6 million euros to fund the two-year restoration of Tarpeian Rock in Rome which badly eroded last year. The project, a partnership between Gucci and the Capitoline Superintendency, is called “Tarpeian Rock, Between Legend and Future.” The Tarpeian Rock is located on the Capitoline Hill and overlooks the Roman Forum. The 80-foot cliff was an exe...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Take A Tour Inside Perillo Headquarters (Video)
Published on Saturday, May 25, 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. Did you know that in 1988 my dad built our world headquarter in New Jersey to resemble an Italian palazzo? Did you know that a former U.S. president had his offices in our ...
Zipline Opening on Amalfi Coast
Published on Saturday, May 18, 2019 by Visitors can approach the Amalfi Coast in different ways to gain different perspectives on the mountainous coastline: by sea, by land and, soon, by soaring through the air on a new 650-meter (2,132-foot, or 0.4-mile) zipline. The zipline is currently being installed in the gorge between the towns of Furore and Conca dei Marini, and will open on May 23. Nicknamed th...
Da Vinci’s Hair Found in United States
Published on Friday, May 10, 2019 by A scientist, painter, sculptor, mathematician...and posthumous overseas traveler? A lock of hair potentially belonging to Leonardo da Vinci was found across the ocean in the United States, hidden in an American collection. The credibility of the discovery, does not come without controversy. The relic was purchased in 1925 by an American collector in Paris and sold ...
Adam Sandler As Steve Perillo on Saturday Night Live
Published on Monday, May 6, 2019 by A message from Steve Perillo: If you're sad where you are and then you get on a plane to Italy, the sad you in Italy will be the same sad you from before, just in a new place. Does that make sense? - Joe Romano Joe knows what he is talking about. How do I know? Joe is me! Let me explain. I woke up on Sunday morning to a flurry of texts and voicemails. No,...
Air Italy Flying Non-Stop From San Francisco to Milan
Published on Monday, April 29, 2019 by Air Italy has launched service service with direct flights between San Francisco and Milan after taking its inaugural flight to San Francisco on April 10. The 12-hour nonstop flight runs on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sundays and leaves San Francisco Airport (SFO) at 7:10 p.m., arriving in Milan at 4 p.m. the following day. Return flights leave Milan at 1:35 p....
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...