Italy Travel

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Explore Southern Italy With ItalyVacations.com
Published on Friday, February 1, 2019 by The southern half of the boot is simply magical for its stunning landscapes, fresh food, delicious wines and friendly people.  Travel with Italy Vacations, Perillo's custom travel department, celebrating its 10th anniversary! Women Only: Golden Week in Southern Italy ItalyVacations.com has a very special opportunity for ladies only to travel with the incomparabl...
Matera Enters Spotlight for 2019
Published on Saturday, January 26, 2019 by The city of Matera, deep in Italy’s Basilicata region has a big year on the horizon. It is the European Capital of Culture for 2019, and the title is a source of pride for the entire nation, but especially for the residents of the city. Matera is unlike any other city in the world. Houses are carved into mountains’ rocky landscape and some have been continuousl...
Comedian Joe Piscopo to Accompany Perillo Tour of Italy
Published on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by Perillo Tours is excited to announce that this October, comedian and radio host Joe Piscopo will be accompanying a very special Perillo Tour to Italy! This is basically Perillo's popular Vesuvius Tour but with two additional elements: an extra day in Sorrento and a new travel friend will come along - Joe Piscopo! We depart October 19th for 11 days...in Rome, Pomp...
Gladiator School Reopens in Pompeii
Published on Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Pompeii’s Schola Armaturarum (School of Gladiators) has reopened after a three-year restoration. The school was used to train gladiators in combat, as well as to host feasts. The building collapsed in November 2010 due to heavy rains. As part of the restoration, workers pieced together brightly colored frescoes that had fallen apart in the collapse. Archeologists...
Steve’s Travel Tips: New Taste of Italy Tour (Video)
Published on Saturday, January 12, 2019 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I have 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'd love to share a video about a new Perillo Tours escorted tour of Italy: Taste of Italy!You will absolutely love these authentic corners of Italy and we can't wait to s...
Steve’s Travel Tips: New South & Sicily Tour (Video)
Published on Monday, January 7, 2019 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I have 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'd love to share a video about a new Perillo Tours escorted tour of Italy: South & Sicily Tour! You will absolutely love these authentic corners of Italy and we can'...
Venice Passes Tourist Tax
Published on Friday, January 4, 2019 by Venice has passed a new tourist tax of up to 10 euros per day to day trippers, aimed at providing funds to clean up the city after hordes of day trippers come in. The tax will likely vary depending on the season, and will apply to both Italian and foreign tourists. Tourists who spend the night in Venetian hotels already pay a tourist tax of 5 euros per day, inclu...
Iconic Rome Hotel Celebrates 125 Years
Published on Sunday, December 16, 2018 by In honor of its 125th anniversary, Rome’s iconic Hotel Hassler is celebrating with a gala and an interactive exhibit. hundreds of elite guests. The five-star luxury hotel opened in 1893, and has become a fixture in the Roman landscape,having accommodated celebrities, artists, and politicians from around the world, as well as serving as the U.S. Air Force headq...
Italian Christmas Markets
Published on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Many tourists from the United States hear “Christmas market” and immediately think of Germany’s deservedly famous “Weinachtsmarkts” and “Kristkindlmarkts,” both of which conjure up the smell of Gluehwein and the sizzle of roast bratwurst. But Italy has its own legion of markets during the winter holidays, and like everything Italian, they’re focused mo...
Steve’s Italy Travel Tips: Christmas in Italy (Video)
Published on Monday, December 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 Christmas in Italy, traveling to Italy for Christmas, Italian holiday traditions and more. If you want to get into the Italian Christma...