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Reggia Express: Vintage Train Trip in Italy
Published on Monday, January 23, 2017 by In mid-January, an historic train took its inaugural journey from Naples to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Reggia di Caserta, offering a special day tour of Caserta’s 18th-century royal palace. The Reggia Express is a restored 1930s vintage train with an electric locomotive, and its three carriages can accommodate 234 passengers. The tour itinerary includes a...
Lombardy: 2017 European Capital of Gastronomy
Published on Thursday, January 19, 2017 by The Italian region of Lombardy has been chosen as one of the 2017 European Regions of Gastronomy, which aims to “showcase the gastronomic creativity, identity and dynamism of Europe’s regions” and to promote the integration between food, culture, creativity and tourism. The four cities in eastern Lombardy represented in the designation are Bergamo, Brescia, Crem...
Is Florence’s David In Danger?
Published on Sunday, January 15, 2017 by Following several powerful earthquakes in 2016, Italian art experts and scientists are concerning themselves with how to protect Florence’s treasured artwork, particularly Michelangelo’s David. While scientists, engineers, and art historians have studied David’s vulnerability for years, the issue is coming back into focus due to growing fears that it and other i...
Antica Lavinium Opens to Public
Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by The archaeological site at Antica Lavinium, an ancient city in the coastal village of Pratica di Mare south of Rome and located inside a farm owned by Borghese princes, opened to the public for the first time January 7th. Notable monuments at the site include 13 sacrificial altars, the Heroon of Aeneas, a ceremonial building and two kilns, all of which date back to th...
New 2017 Perillo Tours Commercial #3:  Villa
Published on Monday, December 26, 2016 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. My father Mario made our company famous with his TV commercials and I am proud to carry on the tradition. We are always trying to come up with something new and different. In this television message, you hear from real Perillo travelers who share what makes an Italy tour with Perillo, all while we enjoy a beautiful Italian vi...
New 2017 Perillo Tours Commercial #2: Piazza
Published on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. My father Mario made our company famous with his TV commercials and I am proud to carry on the tradition. We are always trying to come up with something new and different. In this television message, I tell you what makes an Italy tour with Perillo unique - including all of the special experiences that I personally have added ...
New 2017 Perillo Tours Commercial #1: Courtyard With Perillo Travelers
Published on Friday, December 16, 2016 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. My father Mario made our company famous with his TV commercials and I am proud to carry on the tradition. Here is the first of our 2017 television messages and I am particularly proud of this one because it features real people who have traveled with us on a Perillo Tour to Italy. Don't just take my word for - listen to them. ...
Renovated Section of Circus Maximus Reopens in Rome
Published on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman gathering space and chariot racing venue located between Palatine Hill and Aventine Hill, has reopened a newly excavated and renovated section to the public after being closed for seven years. Circus Maximus dates about 2,800 years back to the founding of Rome, when King Romulus ruled the city and hosted horse races to honor the Roman ...
Michelin Awards Eight Italy Restaurants With Three Stars
Published on Sunday, December 4, 2016 by The 2017 Michelin restaurant guide has been released, listing a total of 343 restaurants in Italy among the best in the world. In this year’s guide, Italy has eight three-star restaurants, 41 two-star restaurants, and 294 one-star restaurants, including a total of 28 new entries. The three-star restaurants – the highest category – are: Da Vittorio in Brusapor...
Venice Considers Limiting Tourists
Published on Saturday, November 26, 2016 by In response to overcrowding and concerns about the state of the historic city, Venice is considering limiting the number of tourists allowed per year. Venetian officials are considering seven possible plans to reduce overcrowding and preserve the city, including implementing an online booking system and using a smartphone app to control crowds, and are expected to dec...