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The Italy Mix:  Dolomites History, New Florence Museum, Venice With Baby
Published on Friday, January 6, 2017 by The Italy Mix is a regular post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web. Here are our top picks for this week: Dolomites Connection to WWII: This northern mountain range not only played a key role in World War I but the war that followed. (The Guardian) McDonald's Opens Near Vatican: Not everyone is hap...
New 2017 Perillo Tours Commercial #3:  Villa
Published on Monday, December 26, 2016 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. My father Mario made our company famous with his TV commercials and I am proud to carry on the tradition. We are always trying to come up with something new and different. In this television message, you hear from real Perillo travelers who share what makes an Italy tour with Perillo, all while we enjoy a beautiful Italian vi...
New 2017 Perillo Tours Commercial #2: Piazza
Published on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. My father Mario made our company famous with his TV commercials and I am proud to carry on the tradition. We are always trying to come up with something new and different. In this television message, I tell you what makes an Italy tour with Perillo unique - including all of the special experiences that I personally have added ...
New 2017 Perillo Tours Commercial #1: Courtyard With Perillo Travelers
Published on Friday, December 16, 2016 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. My father Mario made our company famous with his TV commercials and I am proud to carry on the tradition. Here is the first of our 2017 television messages and I am particularly proud of this one because it features real people who have traveled with us on a Perillo Tour to Italy. Don't just take my word for - listen to them. ...
McDonald’s Battling City of Florence
Published on Sunday, December 11, 2016 by McDonald’s is suing the city of Florence for $20 million on grounds of discrimination after Florence Mayor Dario Nadella denied its application for a license to open a location in Florence’s most popular area for tourists - Piazza del Duomo. In November, 24,000 Florentines signed a petition online to protest the restaurant’s proposed Piazza del Duomo expansion. ...
Renovated Section of Circus Maximus Reopens in Rome
Published on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman gathering space and chariot racing venue located between Palatine Hill and Aventine Hill, has reopened a newly excavated and renovated section to the public after being closed for seven years. Circus Maximus dates about 2,800 years back to the founding of Rome, when King Romulus ruled the city and hosted horse races to honor the Roman ...
Michelin Awards Eight Italy Restaurants With Three Stars
Published on Sunday, December 4, 2016 by The 2017 Michelin restaurant guide has been released, listing a total of 343 restaurants in Italy among the best in the world. In this year’s guide, Italy has eight three-star restaurants, 41 two-star restaurants, and 294 one-star restaurants, including a total of 28 new entries. The three-star restaurants – the highest category – are: Da Vittorio in Brusapor...
Venice Considers Limiting Tourists
Published on Saturday, November 26, 2016 by In response to overcrowding and concerns about the state of the historic city, Venice is considering limiting the number of tourists allowed per year. Venetian officials are considering seven possible plans to reduce overcrowding and preserve the city, including implementing an online booking system and using a smartphone app to control crowds, and are expected to dec...
Umbria Is Home to The World’s Largest Christmas Tree
Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by Gubbio, in the region of Umbria, is home to the world's largest Christmas tree. The tree of lights is 650 meters (or 2,130 feet) tall and takes 1,900 man hours to assemble on the side of Gubbio's Mount Ignacio. It was named the world's largest Christmas tree in 1991 by the Guinness Book of World Records. The tree tradition started in 1981 and in 2011, Pope Benedic...
Inferno Movie Highlights Florence
Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by Inferno, the latest Dan Brown thriller movie based on the novel of the same name is now in theaters and is sure to draw extra tourists to Florence, where it was primarily filmed. The movie and novel are sequels to The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. In the Ron Howard-directed movie, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks, reprising his role from the fi...