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An Italian Connection to America’s Founding
Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by So this week, with Independence Day upon us, would be a good time to reflect on Filippo Mazzei, good friend and neighbor of Thomas Jefferson and the inspiration for the pivotal phrase "All Men Are Created Equal." Historians believe Jefferson "borrowed" the phrase from Mazzei who wrote in The Virginia Gazzette in 1774: “All men are by nature equally free and in...
Have You Seen This Man?
Published on Monday, June 30, 2014 by Have you seen this man in your mailbox this week? Keep an eye out for him! That's my dad, the one and only Mr. Italy, Mario Perillo. He's on the cover of our summer mailing as our 2014-2015 season marks our 70th anniversary! Alert!: Check your mailbox for Perillo's latest vacations with special deals for our friends and tour alumni...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Breakfast In Italy (Video)
Published on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 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. I don’t know about you, but I’m a big believer that breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day.Maybe it is because they know that there are so many delicious culinary delights t...
Introducing Rome & The Charming South Tour Package
Published on Sunday, May 25, 2014 by For the independent traveler, we have a perfect mix of guided tours and time on your own with our ItalyVacations.com package Rome & The Charming South. See the best of Italy's history and beautiful coastline! Start in the Eternal City visiting Ancient Rome and the Colosseum, then head south to sunny Sorrento and the stunning island of Capri. Plus, enjoy food to...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Visiting Churches in Italy (Video)
Published on Friday, May 23, 2014 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. I guarantee you that you will visit at least one church on your trip to Italy but likely you will visit many, many more. After all, there are more than 900 churches in Rome alone – and...
Video: Behind the Scenes of A Perillo Tours Commercial
Published on Sunday, April 6, 2014 by Perillo Tours is all about family; we've been family run for nearly 70 years. Another thing we're known for: our television commercials. A tradition that I've proudly carried on from my father, Mr. Italy, Mario Perillo. A very important part of the family is Harry Perillo. He's my golden retriever who comes into the office each day with me. Harry has taken on more ...
Take the Kids to Italy with Smithsonian and Perillo Tours
Published on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Have kids or grandkids? Ready to show them the world? Here's your chance to take them on a once-in-a-lifetime trip and see Europe along with other families through our partnership with Smithsonian Journeys. Italy, England/France or Spain...the choice is yours! Spotlight - Treasures of Italy: A Family Adventure 11 days Exploring the Treasures of Venice, Florence, ...
5 Ways To Enjoy The Italian Riviera and Lake Como
Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Ready to travel to Italy but you're seeking peace and serenity instead of crowded cultural attractions? R&R, Italian-style can be yours on the stunning Italian Riviera and Lake Como in northern Italy. I've made a list of 5 incredible experiences you can have in this special corner of Italia: 1. Stroll by the water and take in magnificent views. Whether you're...
Steve’s Travel Tips: The Pope Francis Effect (Video)
Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014 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. Rome is the place to be these days! With the popularity of Pope Francis soaring, the number of visitors to the Italian capital increased 5% last year and visits to the Vatican increased ...
Choose The Perfect Italy Trip for You
Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by So you're planning to go travel to Italy in 2014 but not quite sure where to start? We're here to help. After all, my family has been offering Italy tours and planning Italy itineraries for 69 years. Here's a quick guide to picking the perfect Italy trip for you: First Trip to Italy - Escorted Tours If you've never been to Italy before, the best cities to vi...