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Steve’s Travel Tips: The Olive Harvest in Italy (Video)
Published on Friday, November 7, 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. This week I'm talking about enjoying the olive harvest in Italy. Italians look forward to the fall for any number of reasons, the grape harvest, the best truffles are in season. But a bi...
The Italy Mix: Augustus in Rome, Cheese in Tuscany
Published on Thursday, August 21, 2014 by The Italy Mix is a weekly post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web.  Here are our top picks for this week: Augustus's Rome:  This week marks 2,000 years since the emperor's death. Here are 6 places in Rome to learn more about Augustus.   (The Telegraph) Mount Sibillini National Park:  When you r...
Get in Free: New Rules at State Museums in Italy
Published on Monday, June 23, 2014 by   As of July 1st, new rules will apply to visits of Italy's state museums, such as the Uffizi in Florence. One significant change is that on the every first Sunday of the month state museums will be free for everyone as part of the initiative “Sunday at the Museum.“ While this is fantastic news in making museums accessible to all, expect the museums ...
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...
June Events in Italy
Published on Monday, June 2, 2014 by June is the start of the busy summer season in Italy. If your Italy travel plans take you to la bel paese in June, consider some of these cool events: June 2 Festa della Repubblica - All over the country. This is a national holiday in Italy. June 12 Festa della Sensa - Venice Enjoy traditional Venetian rowing races and the Doge's procession through St...
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...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Video)
Published on Friday, May 2, 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. Did you know that Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country? UNESCO stands for the “United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.” This or...
Paying Cash in Italy? Ask for A Discount or “Sconto”
Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by While credit cards are more widely accepted than ever in Italy, cash is still king in this society. Travelers can use the "cash is king" belief, as well as good old bargaining,  to their advantage. Italian business owners absolutely detest paying credit card transaction fees. If you are going to buy several items in a store or make a big purchase, ask for a sconto...
Shopping in Italy: Don’t Touch the Fruits and Vegetables!
Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Italy is the land of luscious, colorful produce - giant, bright yellow lemons, eggplant that's the perfect shade of purple, peppers as shiny and red as they get. The flavorful bounty is usually lovingly and carefully displayed just so in outdoor markets and supermarkets.  All of the beautiful, deliciousness might make you tempted to...But Don't Touch!  Non T...
Shopping in Italy: Where to Buy The Best Italian Products
Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by While seeing the relics of ancient history and indulging in mouth-watering food are certainly a few of the highlight of a visit to Italy, for many visitors shopping is one of the activities they most look forward to. After all, here’s the chance to get those wonderful Italian products we all love, right from the source and in unique designs and offerings we can...