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Olive Oil Has Been Made in Italy For A Very Long Time
Published on Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Olive oil, the liquid gold essential to Italian and other Mediterranean cuisines, existed in Italy much earlier than previously thought, according to Davide Tanasi, an Italian researcher and assistant professor of history at the University of South Florida. By analyzing residue found on a Bronze Age ceramic jar that was found in Sicily in the 1990s, Tanasi discovered ...
Florence’s Uffizi Debuts New Room
Published on Sunday, June 10, 2018 by Earlier this month, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence debuted its “Raphael and Michelangelo Room” as part of a larger rearrangement of the museum. Housed in Room 41 of the building, the Raphael and Michelangelo Room – as one might expect – contains paintings from the two Renaissance masters. Two paintings by Raphael dating to 1404-05 – portraits of a Floren...
Making Your Dream of Italy Come True
Published on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by A message from Steve Perillo... Italy is a dream. Perillo Tours has been making that dream come true for more than 70 years! That's why we are thrilled to support our friend Kathy McCabe and her PBS travel series Dream of Italy. For two seasons, Perillo Tours has been a proud sponsor of the show! Season 2 is now airing...take a 90-second Italian break and ...
Remains of Horse Found at Pompeii
Published on Friday, June 1, 2018 by People have long marveled at the remains of human beings preserved in the ashes of Pompeii in the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Men, women and children were trapped in situ, sometimes in family groups, sometimes alone, nearly 1150 in total rediscovered. But a recent find will help everyone to understand more about the role of animals in this region’s ancient ...
Rustici and Catesi Art Returns to Florence
Published on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and if two rare 16th-century Italian sketches could talk, their words would be “Thank goodness we’re home!” Florence’s Uffizi Galleries recently acquired the sketches, the work of Giovan Francesco Rustici and Giovanni Catesi, at an Uffizi Galleries auction at Christie’s in New York City. Both artists created t...
Visit Italy’s Blue Flag Beaches, Including Those in Tuscany
Published on Friday, May 25, 2018 by Summer is a happy season, and it’s made even happier each year when the international Blue Flag program heralding the world’s cleanest beaches announces it choices. For 2018, a great number of those in Italy are set along the Tyrrhenian Sea in Tuscany. You might find it impossible to choose, and it just gets tougher when you widen the Blue Flag map out to the r...
Explore The Bridges of Italy
Published on Sunday, May 20, 2018 by The Bridge of Sighs. The Ponte Vecchio. We all know at least one bridge that makes us long for Italy and its beautiful views. That’s why we love this list of 16 Italian bridges via The Local. If you’ve wanted a new perspective on your Italian travels, this could be it: Why not try out some of these crossings, working them into city visits and country treks, to...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Weddings in Italy (Video)
Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I'm thrilled to host 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 the most romantic place on Earth - Italy, of course - and why it is the perfect place to get married! Learn all about Italian weddings in...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Year of Italian Food (Video)
Published on Thursday, May 10, 2018 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I'm thrilled to host 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 why 2018 is a very special year in Italy. Can you guess why? Well, the Italian government has dubbed it "the year of Italian food." I expla...
Tremiti Islands Ban Plasticware
Published on Sunday, May 6, 2018 by The Tremiti Islands, an archipelago off of Italy’s east coast, banned all single-use plastic dinnerware from the islands beginning May 1 of this year. Anyone caught using disposable plates, cups and utensils will be fined 50€ to 500€ – including businesses, locals and tourists. The islands’ mayor, Antonio Fentini, instituted the ban after scientists measu...