Italy Travel

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Tourism Continues to Be Big Business in Italy
Published on Saturday, April 7, 2018 by According to a report published by the World Travel and Tourism Committee (WTTC), tourist spending in Italy jumped 6.5% to 39.6€ billion in 2017, making Italy the sixth-largest travel economy in the world. The average increase in tourist spending worldwide was 4.3%. Travel and tourism in Italy in 2017 was a 223.2€ billion industry, including direct and indirec...
Rome’s Fiumicino Airport Wins Awards
Published on Sunday, April 1, 2018 by Two leading independent airport organizations have recognized Rome’s Fiumicino Airport as the world’s most improved airport and the airport with the best quality of services. Skytrax, an airport rating and assessment company, named Fiumicino the world’s most improved airport. Each year, Skytrax reviews more than 550 airports worldwide to determine which one ...
Perillo Tours Easter Monday Special Offer
Published on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Monday after Easter is called Pasquetta in Italian - or "little Easter" - and Italians usually spend the day picnicking in the countryside. This year, that day is April 2. And here at Perillo Tours, we are going to make it a BIG DAY! Book any Perillo Tour (Italy or Hawaii) on Monday, April 2 and we will send each person a $50 American Express Gift Card as a tha...
Italian Easter Recipe: Pizza Rustica
Published on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by Every holiday in Italy is celebrated with food. Easter is no exception. One of the most delicious Easter foods is Pizza Rustica- pie filled with all kinds of goodness, perfect to break the Lenten fast. Diana from Perillo Tours shares her family recipe: Dough: Purchase ready-made pizza dough at the supermarket or use your favorite dough recipe. Ingredients for F...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Easter in Italy (Video)
Published on Thursday, March 22, 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 Easter in Italy!  No one can celebrate spring and Easter like the Italians, with faith, pageantry and delicious food. Enjoy my Easter in ...
Giotto’s Madonna di San Giorgio on Display in Florence
Published on Friday, March 9, 2018 by Giotto’s painting Madonna di San Giorgio alla Costa hasn’t been on public display in 25 years, until now, as it has moved to the Opera del Duomo Museum in the Duomo Cathedral complex in Florence. The tempera and gold painting depicts the Madonna as a queen, holding the Christ Child, with two angels and is considered one of the most representative paintings of the...
An Italian Village That Wants To Be A Principality
Published on Saturday, March 3, 2018 by In modern times, most countries are moving away from governance by a monarchy – with the exception of something of a principality in Italy, which adopted a monarchy in 1963 and is now seeking to become a sovereign nation. Seborga, a 5.4-square-mile parcel of land near the French-Italian border and in the region of Liguria, has only 320 residents, but is making its ...
Air Italy To Start Flights Between U.S.-Italy
Published on Monday, February 26, 2018 by The second-largest Italian airline, Meridiana, has rebranded under the name Air Italy. With financial support from new shareholder Qatar Airways, Air Italy is looking to become Italy’s premier airline, as Alitalia is undergoing bankruptcy proceedings. Qatar Airways bought a 49% share in the airline in 2017. Meridiana will begin its brand transformation in May wit...
Florence’s Duomo Adds Metal Detectors
Published on Thursday, February 22, 2018 by In anticipation of peak summer tourist season, the Duomo cathedral complex in Florence is stepping up security measures by installing seven metal detectors in the building. The new walk-through metal detectors will replace the old handheld detectors, with the goal of reducing the time spent waiting to clear security and helping the monuments’ 1.4 million annual visi...
Destination Florence: New Movie About Florence
Published on Saturday, February 17, 2018 by The short film Destination Florence is now playing at the Cinema La Compagnia (Via Cavour 50/r) every day at 6 p.m. The 25-minute movie, set at nightfall in Florence, shows a different and intimate side of Florence with stunning imagery. Churches, towers, piazzas, streets, paintings and sculptures are featured – including lesser-known landmarks – inspiring view...