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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...
The Italy Mix: Mussolini’s Ponza, What’s New in 2016
Published on Monday, February 1, 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: Mussolini-Themed Vacations:  For better or worse, association with Adolf Hitler's wartime ally is contributing to an unlikely boom for a few Italian destinations like the island of Ponza. (CNN)...
Venice’s Carnevale is Underway
Published on Monday, January 25, 2016 by Carnevale in Venice is Italy’s biggest party. Alive with the revelry of costumed partygoers enjoying centuries-old traditions, during Carnevale, La Serenissima (the Most Serene) is anything but. This year, the festivities stretch from Jan. 23 to Feb. 9, Shrove Tuesday. Like all other times of the year, the famous and beautiful St. Mark’s Square is the cente...
Sandwiches Are Now The Lunch of Choice For Italians
Published on Saturday, January 23, 2016 by The famous tramezzino sandwich, which originated in the Caffè Mulassano di Piazza Castello in Turin in 1925, celebrated its 90th birthday last week. A version of an English tea sandwich, the Italian classic is made from two slices of crust-less white sandwich bread and cut into triangles. Popular fillings include tuna and olive, as well as prosciutto, but the Caffè ...
Italy Culinary Trend: Apericena
Published on Monday, January 18, 2016 by A recent trend shows young Italians may be straying from the longstanding tradition of eating family meals at their parents’ house every night, instead favoring a new appetizer-heavy dining concept served in bars, called apericena. Mamma has reigned as queen of the Italian kitchen for what seems like forever, with mamma’s or nonna’s cooking a symbol of home. Tha...
Italy Pledges 300 Million Euros to Restore Historical Sites
Published on Friday, January 15, 2016 by Italian Cultural Minister Dario Franceschini announced that more than 200 historical sites across Italy will receive public funding toward much-needed restorations, saying “culture has returned to the center of national politics.” A total of 300 million euros will be split among 241 historical sites over the next three years The restorations will include the me...
Bolzano: Italy’s Most Livable City
Published on Friday, January 8, 2016 by For over two decades, Milan’s newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore has been ranking Italian cities for overall livability, using criteria from standard of living to population to public-service choices. For 2015, the daily financial journal has presented the information in an interactive infographic that allows readers to compare and contrast cities and regions, and even to ...
Six New Houses Unveiled at Pompeii
Published on Monday, January 4, 2016 by They say there’s nothing new under the sun—and that might go double or triple for Pompeii, the ancient Italian city once and forever devastated yet preserved by the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius. For centuries, visitors have seen the same structures and interiors, including the Fullonica di Stephanus (Stephen’s Drycleaners) and the notorious Lupanarium bord...