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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...
Restoration at Florence’s San Miniato
Published on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The ciborium in the abbey at San Miniato al Monte in Florence has been restored in time for the 1,000-year anniversary of the abbey’s founding. The ciborium – a covered altar with four columns and an intricate arched ceiling – was completed in 1448 at the request of Piero de’ Medici and designed by architect and sculptor Michelozzo di Bartolomeo. It was built ...
Venice Banning Tourists?
Published on Saturday, April 28, 2018 by From now until May 1, Venice is prohibiting tourist access into the main parts of the city. The restrictions are intended to ease crowds during the Festa del Lavoro holiday, Italy’s Labor Day and a popular traveling time for Italians. Tourists traveling to popular places such as Rialto or Piazza San Marco will be redirected along alternate routes. The Strada Nuov...
Remains of First Port of Naples Discovered
Published on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Archaeologists have found the remains of what is believed to be the first port of Naples, underneath the city’s current seafront. Near the Castel dell’Ovo, a team of divers discovered four tunnels about 10 meters (33 feet) below the water, which could have been used to moor ships 2,500 years ago. Also discovered was a 10-foot-wide street with grooves from cart whe...
Italy Eyeing 2026 Winter Olympics
Published on Saturday, April 14, 2018 by The Olympics could be coming back to Italy, as the country plans to submit a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics jointly in Milan and Turin. The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stating its intention and saying that CONI wishes to continue the current “dialogue phase” of the 2026 bidding process, which a...