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Italy: A Popular Destination for Weddings
Published on Sunday, March 13, 2016 by Planning your wedding? Why not get married in Italy? That's what many people are choosing to do. According to Italian news agency ANSA, Italy’s marriage tourism industry grew to a 400€ million industry in 2015. Italy is now the second-most coveted wedding destination in the world after the tropical locale of Hawaii.  Foreigners are choosing to marry in the count...
Italy Wants UNESCO Protection for Neapolitan Pizza
Published on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by At the suggestion of the Italian government, the country’s UNESCO heritage commission plans to propose that the art of making Neapolitan pizza be included on the United Nations’ Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. The proposal would officially distinguish Neapolitan pizza from other world-famous styles of pizza such as New York-style and Chicago-style...
The Italy Mix: Olive Oil Laws, New Puglia Retreat
Published on Saturday, March 5, 2016 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: Olive Oil Law: Italy's olive oil producers wary of a new law that would tinker with the penalties for passing off counterfeit olive oil and its origin. (The New York Times) 500th Anniversary of ...
New Movie: All Roads Lead to Rome
Published on Monday, February 29, 2016 by There's a new movie out for Italophiles... Sarah Jessica Parker and Under the Tuscan Sun actor Raoul Bova have joined up to star in a new romantic comedy set in Italy, All Roads Lead to Rome, about love and family. The movie, filmed in Rome and surrounding areas, follows uptight, New York City college writing teacher Maggie (Parker) and her unwilling, troubled teen...
Plan A Custom Trip to Italy with ItalyVacations.com
Published on Friday, February 26, 2016 by Perillo Tours is the leader in escorted tours to Italy, but did you know that Perillo also plans custom Italy travel through its sister company ItalyVacations.com? Whether you want a romantic getaway in one of Italy's great cities - Venice, Rome, Florence - or a fully customized villa vacation for the whole family - grand kids too, with day trips and more. Anything y...
Five Fun Florence Facts and Win A Trip!
Published on Sunday, February 21, 2016 by Florence is one of those cities you must see at least once in your lifetime and then even once you have been there, you yearn to go back again and again. We love Florence so much that we are giving away a trip to the city of art in our Florence Facebook Sweepstakes. In the meantime, here are five, fun Florence facts that you might not know: 1. Be sure to stop by...
Will You Need Tickets for the Cinque Terre?
Published on Friday, February 19, 2016 by A proposal to limit the number of tourists in the Cinque Terre has caused a clamor among visitors who have booked upcoming trips and fear that they may not be allowed to visit, but they may not have to worry much longer. Our local sources in Liguria say the five towns that make up Cinque Terre National Park asked the government to restrict the number of tourist...
New Museum at Florence’s Misericordia
Published on Monday, February 15, 2016 by The museum at Florence’s Misericordia – which originally opened in 2005 – reopened after two years of renovation. The new museum chronicles nearly 800 years of the charitable institution’s history with 14 rooms of art, everyday items, furniture and manuscripts. Among prominent paintings on display are St. Jerome the Penitent by Pietro Annigoni, St. John the Ba...
Dinner In The Sky Coming to Rome
Published on Friday, February 12, 2016 by One of this year’s most-anticipated dinners in Rome is not for the faint of heart – not because it features unusual food, but because the table is set and suspended five stories in the air. This unique opportunity is the creation of Dinner in the Sky, a fine dining concept that rotates between 45 countries for short periods – it will be in Rome from Sept. 15 to ...
Win A Trip to Florence with Perillo Tours
Published on Friday, February 5, 2016 by If you're a U.S. resident, enter our the Perillo Tours Facebook Sweepstakes for the chance to win a spectacular 4-night getaway to the city of art! Here is what is included: Airfare for two from a U.S. gateway to Florence. Four nights at the Grand Hotel Minerva. Day trip to the Tuscan countryside with a private driver. Private wine tasting and lunch a...