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Timelapse Video: Costa Concordia Moved to Genoa
Published on Thursday, July 24, 2014 by 922 days after it sank off the Tuscan island of Giglio, killing 32 souls, the Costa Concordia, has finally been raised and moved to the port of Genoa. Two tug boats pulled the wrecked craft to its new port and this fascinating time lapse video shows the process. ...
Are Donors the Answer to Italy’s Crumbling Monuments?
Published on Friday, July 18, 2014 by A country in never-ending economic trouble. Crumbling national treasures and monuments. What's the answer? For the Italian government, it has come in the form of private companies willing to foot the bill to save the country's national heritage.  Rome is a great example of this. The Colosseum is being renovated through funds from Tod's, Bulgari is sprucing up the...
The Italy Mix: The South Rises Again, Best Pizza in Italy
Published on Monday, July 14, 2014 by The Italy Mix is a weekly 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: Southern Italy Revitalized:  More and more travelers are heading south and it is a new dawn for the Mezzogiorno.  (BBC) Best Pizzerias:  Picking the best pizza in Italy is a tough job but t...
Video: Learn Italian Hand Gestures via Rap
Published on Friday, July 11, 2014 by A staff member at the United States Consulate in Milan has put together an hilarious rap video to help Americans and other foreigners to learn the mysterious world of Italian hand gestures. Intern Brian Griffin put together the two and a half minute video that teaches, among other things, how to order a glass of wine with the flick of a wrist. Flamboyant Italians...
The Italy Mix: Wine Hotels, Pompeii Tips
Published on Saturday, July 5, 2014 by The Italy Mix is a weekly 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: Wine Hotels in Italy:  Where to sleep among the vines. Wine resorts are popping up all over Italy's wine regions.  (The Guardian) Etiquette for Rude Russians:  Tuscan hotel owner produces...
The Italy Mix: Gluten-Free Italy, Italy Cruises
Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014 by The Italy Mix is a weekly 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: Gluten-Free Dining in Italy: Italy can actually be quite enjoyable for the gluten intolerant. You might be surprised.  (The New York Times) New World Heritage Site in Italy:  Landscape of v...
Get in Free: New Rules at State Museums in Italy
Published on Monday, June 23, 2014 by   As of July 1st, new rules will apply to visits of Italy's state museums, such as the Uffizi in Florence. One significant change is that on the every first Sunday of the month state museums will be free for everyone as part of the initiative “Sunday at the Museum.“ While this is fantastic news in making museums accessible to all, expect the museums ...
Italy Travel Photo: Showing Our World Cup Support!
Published on Friday, June 20, 2014 by Italy is playing in the World Cup again today! The team plays in blue (azzurro) so fans shout "Forza Azzurri" roughly translated as Blue Power! Buona fortuna (good luck) to the team....
The Italy Mix: Florence Baptistery and Driving in Italy
Published on Saturday, June 14, 2014 by The Italy Mix is a weekly 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: Baptistery Dressed in Pucci: Florence's famous Baptistery is undergoing renovations and there are some fashionable duds hiding the work.  (The Florentine) Amalfi Coast Road Trip:  Yes, you c...
Rome’s Trevi Fountain Under Renovation
Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by Where is the one place any visitor to Rome must go? Why Trevi Fountain of course! As throwing three coins in the fountain promises a return trip to the Eternal City.  The beloved fountain will be undergoing some changes however, but have no fear, it will still be open to the public. According to Italian news agency ANSA, restoration of the beloved fountain bega...