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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...
Italian Easter Recipe: Easter Bread Baskets (Pane di Pasqua)
Published on Monday, April 15, 2019 by Easter - this year on April 21st - is just around the corner! No Italian Easter is complete without Pane di Pasqua (Easter Bread) made in the form of baskets! Our favorite Italian nonna, Gisa Ferro who is originally from Calabria, shares her special recipe for this Easter tradition. Let us know how it is if you make it! Pane di Pasqua Bread Basket Recipe Ingr...
You Can Buy An Entire Italian Island Off Sicily
Published on Thursday, April 11, 2019 by If you’ve ever fantasized about owning your own private Italian island, and if you have extra pocket money to spend, this may be the opportunity for you. Isola delle Femmine, a small island off Sicily’s northern coast near Palermo, could be yours for as little as €1 million. An aristocratic family, which has owned the island since the 1600s, is selling it becaus...
Cinque Terre: Don’t Hike in Flip Flops!
Published on Friday, April 5, 2019 by If you’re planning on hiking the clifftop trails that overlook the Cinque Terre coastline, you’ll need to bring sturdy shoes. Common sense, right? Not exactly, as many visitors attempt to hike in sandals, not realizing the terrain is more like a mountain trail than a beach boardwalk. Cinque Terre National Park is rolling out a public information campaign advisi...
Italy: The World’s Most Desirable Travel Destination
Published on Monday, April 1, 2019 by Perillo Tours has surely known this for more than 70 years... Italy has been named the world’s most desirable travel destination by travel website TravelSupermarket. In a survey, TravelSupermarket found that Italy was the most-searched country online among users in 97 countries, including the U.S., Canada, China, and several European countries. Spain and Australi...
Easter Week in Rome
Published on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by Easter (Pasqua in Italian) is a magical time to visit any part of Italy. In 2019, Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 21st.  The Easter season  is filled with food (yes, even Easter eggs have made their way here), family and religious rituals.  But there's something very special about spending Easter in Rome, with the Vatican taking center stage in the fes...