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You Can Buy Dolce & Gabbana’s Italian Villa
Published on Thursday, September 5, 2019 by Fashion house founders Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s luxury Italian villa is for sale. While the price is undisclosed, it is reported to cost €6 million. If you can’t spare the change, you can live vicariously through the real estate listing’s gorgeous photos. The oceanfront villa is located on the tiny volcanic island of Stromboli, one of the sev...
Treasure Discovered in Pompeii
Published on Friday, August 30, 2019 by The historical site of Pompeii is a treasure trove of ruins, artefacts, -- and now, archaeologists have unearthed literal treasure. A trunk found in August contained semiprecious stones, jewelry, and other objects believed to bring good luck. "There are dozens of good luck charms next to other objects that were attributed with the power of crushing bad luck," Pompe...
Rome to Relocate Cobblestones on Major Streets
Published on Sunday, August 25, 2019 by When you think of images of Rome, you probably think of the Coliseum, the Trevi Fountain and, of course, the cobblestone-lined streets that have been an iconic part of the city’s landscape for centuries. Unfortunately, as beautiful as the cobblestone streets are, they are also becoming more of a nuisance. According to an article in The Local, the blocks are too e...
Don’t Swim in the Trevi Fountain
Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by Italy is cracking down on misbehaving tourists and bad behavior. First, it's handing out fines for blasphemous cursing, hanging in a hammock and brewing coffee in unacceptable places. Now, tourists need to be aware that stepping into Rome’s 18th-century Trevi Fountain is not allowed either and if you’re thinking about taking a dip in this historic monument, throw ...
Get Cultured at the Venice Film Festival
Published on Thursday, August 15, 2019 by If you haven’t gone to a film festival, you’re missing out. Some of the best movies aren’t seen at commercial theaters, but instead are independent films competing at film festivals around the world. If you’re in Italy, consider snagging tickets to The 76th Venice Film Festival, which takes place later this month with films that include some of the biggest nam...
Italian Town Will Fine You for Cursing
Published on Saturday, August 10, 2019 by If you’re planning on visiting Italy’s Saonara any time soon, you may want to practice curbing your language before you get there and take time to learn what other new laws have been passed. One slip of the tongue and you might find yourself, well...fined. Saonara is a municipality located south of Venice, and its mayor, Walter Stefan, has had enough with peopl...
Rome Bans Sitting on the Spanish Steps
Published on Monday, August 5, 2019 by If you are a fan of the 1953 classic film Roman Holiday you probably want to walk the same Spanish steps that its stars Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn walked when you visit Rome. Walking up or down the steps is okay, but just don’t plan on sitting down on them. It could cost you hundreds of dollars in fines. This Spanish Steps regulation is just one of the many...
Explore the “Google Maps” of the Ancient Roman Empire
Published on Thursday, July 25, 2019 by What’s the old expression? When in Rome do as the Romans do, right? What about the Romans from centuries ago? Many tourists visit Rome because they are interested in its rich history and plan to visit such iconic spots as the Coliseum and the Forum of Caesar, but there’s only so much you can see with the naked eye. Picturing the daily life and times of those wh...
Steve Visits Tuscany Vineyard and San Gimignano (Video)
Published on Monday, July 15, 2019 by There's nothing like having Steve Perillo himself surprise you on your Perillo tour. In this video, Steve drops in on a wine tasting at his favorite Tuscan vineyard. Oh did we mention that he arrives by helicopter? Yes, Steve's a little like James Bond in this very special trip to Tuscany.     ...
New “Gelato Restaurant” Opens in Rome
Published on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by Geppy Sferra’s new gelato-themed restaurant stands out from the 1,400 other gelaterias in Rome: It is the only one to serve a full dinner menu, with gelato incorporated into each dish. Gelateria d’Essai, in Rome’s Centocelle neighborhood, employs chef Marco Mezzaroma to invent creative dishes and spin traditional favorites that include gelato. “My goal is t...