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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...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Easter in Italy (Video)
Published on Friday, March 22, 2019 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 Easter in Italy!  Easter is coming up! No one can celebrate spring and Easter like the Italians, with faith, pageantry and delicious food....
Florence’s Vasari Corridor to Reopen in 2021
Published on Thursday, March 14, 2019 by After being closed since 2016 for safety reasons, Florence’s Vasari Corridor will reopen in 2021. The passageway will undergo an 18-month renovation costing 10 million euros. Commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici in 1565 and built in 1585, the enclosed Vasari Corridor was a way for Florentine nobility to walk unbothered from their offices in the Uffizi Gallery and P...
Italian Wine Producers Being Investigates For Fraud
Published on Saturday, March 9, 2019 by More than Italian 50 wine producers, including vineyards and bottling companies, are under investigation for falsely advertising their wines. Due to unfavorable weather conditions for wine grapes, recent years’ harvests have declined. Investigators allege that to make up for crop shortages, winemakers diluted expensive wines with lower-quality grapes, breaking th...
First Beach Smoking Ban in Italy
Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Venitian beach resort of Bibione  will ban cigarettes beginning at the end of May, in time for the summer crowds. The beach is the first to ban smoking in Italy, and intends to eliminate cigarette butt pollution and the exposure of visitors to secondhand smoke. Italy banned smoking in enclosed public places, such as offices and restaurants, in 2005, but so far ha...
New Tram Line Connects Florence Airport to Center
Published on Thursday, February 28, 2019 by A new tram line has opened in Florence, connecting the airport and the city center at Piazza dell’Unità near Santa Maria Novella Central Station in 22 minutes. The T2 line is the second tram line to open in Florence and has 12 stops. The T1 line opened in 2010 and links Villa Costanza with Careggi in the northern outskirts of Florence, passing through Santa Maria N...
Italian Olive Oil Supplies Running Out
Published on Friday, February 22, 2019 by Climate change and disease is threatening to endanger Italian olive oil, with supply expected to run out by April. According to Italian agricultural association Coldiretti, last season’s olive harvest fell 57% to a 25-year low due to weather and disease affecting the crop. Italy is the second-largest producer of olive oil in Europe, after Spain. “We risk for ev...
Perillo Tours Loves Travel Agents
Published on Saturday, February 16, 2019 by Perillo Tours loves travel agents! They know Perillo Tours will provide their clients with the most authentic and worry-free tours of Italy and Hawaii. Perillo has been working with many of their favorite agents for decades. To show appreciation for some of their New York agents, Steve and the gang thought outside the box for a night of a fun and pasta-making!...
Vatican City Now Has An Athletic Team
Published on Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Vatican City sits completely within the city of Rome so it is sometimes easy to forget that it is indeed its own city-state. However, it is likely that soon the Vatican will have its own athletics team with the hopes of perhaps competing on the world stage at the Olympic Games. Thanks to an agreement with the Italian Olympic organization, CONI, the Vatican athletes...