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Ancient Roman Ship Found Off Sardinia
Published on Friday, July 10, 2015 by Italian divers recently reached a sunken cargo ship full of roofing tiles off the coast of Sardinia.  The ship and its cargo are 2,000 years old, a Roman find of “great archaeological value,” says the police statement issued to announce the discovery. Not only can the find provide information about ships and their construction, it sheds light on marine logistics,...
Panzanella: Tuscan Summer Recipe
Published on Thursday, July 2, 2015 by Looking to bring some Italian inspiration to your summer dining or July 4th BBQ or picnic? Do as the Tuscans do and make panzanella salad. Like all Italian cuisine it is fresh, simple and oh so delicious! Panzanella comes from the tradition of cucina povera - the simple dishes of the poor peasants. They wanted a way to utilize day-old bread and panzanella was born! ...
Remains of Arch of Titus Discovered in Rome
Published on Monday, June 29, 2015 by Back in 81 AD, the Roman Emperor would have entered the Circus Maximus in grand style, standing in a chariot steered through the newly constructed Arch of Titus. But until recently, the only records of that structure existed in medieval-era documents; stone that wasn’t pilfered sank beneath the ground and was lost for eight centuries. However, this spring archaeo...
Cinecitta: Reel-Life Revival in Rome
Published on Thursday, June 25, 2015 by Fellini. Rossellini. Zeffirelli. Those celebrated names of Italian cinema whose careers flourished at Cinecitta Studios during the post-war 1950s and 1960s may soon find themselves joined by a newer crop. Although the 22-stage facility’s luster dimmed in the 1980s, a 2014 Italian tax rebate of 25% on movie production has lured some big movies and big stars back to C...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Using Cell Phones in Italy (Video)
Published on Saturday, June 20, 2015 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I have 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 giving you advice on how to use cell phones in Italy. Everyone wants to keep in touch when they're in Italy, mostly to tell all the folks at home what a great time the...
Gladiator School in Rome To Be Restored
Published on Friday, June 12, 2015 by Rome’s gladiator barracks, part of the city’s famous Colosseum, may soon be accessible to the public—thanks, in part, to the Kuwaiti government. An ancient tunnel linking those training chambers to the main arena could be restored with funds from a multi-million dollar grant from Kuwait, writes The Telegraph. The Ludus Magnus (Great Training Facility) was the...
Stolen Artifacts Returned from US to Italy
Published on Sunday, June 7, 2015 by Twenty five artifacts that had been wrongfully acquired from their Italian sources were returned by U.S. officials.  The pieces include vases, frescoes, and sculpture, some of which museums, universities, and private collectors had earlier turned over to authorities when their provenances were discovered. “Italy is blessed with a rich cultural legacy and theref...
Casts of Pompeii Victims Show Horror
Published on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by Last week, the exhibit Pompeii and Europe: 1748-1943 opened at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, in collaboration with the Pompeii archaeological site.  A noteworthy portion of the exhibit will be 86 plaster casts painstakingly restored from the ash-encased human remains recovered from Pompeii in 1863. The 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius resulted in...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Packing for Italy (Video)
Published on Monday, June 1, 2015 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I have 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 a hot topic that travelers are always asking me about!  How to pack for Italy.  Learn the ins and outs of packing for a trip to Italy by watching my l...
Reach Out and Touch A Roman Town
Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 by If you’ve ever wished you could travel in a time machine, Duke University researchers are about to grant that wish. At the end of May, the Museo Civica Reggio Emilia will debut an exhibit that allows visitors to see what Reggio Emilia, a town in the region of Emilia-Romagna,  would have looked and felt like 2,000 years ago. That’s right, looked and felt—beca...