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A Christmas Tour and Christmas Miracle From Perillo Tours
Published on Thursday, September 4, 2014 by A Very Special Invitation to Spend Christmas in Italy... And Not Just for the $1000 Savings Per Couple Thanks to our faithful clients and travel agents, this has been a banner year to Italy! That’s why our hotel partners in Venice, Florence and Rome are asking, “What about this coming Christmas 2014? Why isn’t our Marco Polo Tour on December 18 to 27 sold out...
Pompeii Unveils 10 Newly Renovated Buildings
Published on Monday, September 1, 2014 by Pompeii - one of the world's greatest archaeological treasures - just got that much better with 10 newly renovated buildings, some of which have never before been seen by the public. The newly unveiled houses and late opening hours helped attract numerous visitors according to Italian news agency, ANSA. Here are some of the newly renovated buildings visitors can no...
Venice Rebels Against “Love Locks”
Published on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by Venetians have had it with the "romantic" padlocks being locked onto the city's fragile bridges and one Venetian has started a campaign against them.  Lovers symbolically "lock" their love by placing a padlock on a bridge but the locks have become an eyesore and a threat to the integrity of the bridges.  The "Unlock Your Love" initiative this week was timed to c...
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...
Rome’s Spanish Steps Now More Pedestrian Friendly
Published on Thursday, August 7, 2014 by The Piazza di Spagna - the piazza just in front of Rome's famous Spanish Steps - became more pedestrian friendly Monday with a new ban on vehicles. According to ANSA, "The city threatens fines of up to 80 euros for drivers entering the pedestrian zone, which will remain in place until the end of November. Some local residents complained that closing the square ent...
The Italy Mix: Amalfi Drive, New Amusement Park
Published on Monday, August 4, 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: Drive of A Lifetime:  Many people dream of (and some dread) driving the beautiful but challenging Amalfi Drive. Here's an itinerary.  (National Geographic Traveler) Sicily's Facebook Mafia:...
Romantic Italy: Did You Know We Do Weddings?
Published on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by Travel is meant to be shared. And what could be better than sharing the romance of travel with your one-and-only love? Or beginning your journey as a couple with a destination wedding? At Perillo Tours, we can fulfill all of your romantic travel fantasies, whether you want to get married at a vineyard in Tuscany or renew your vows overlooking the Amalfi Coast. Peri...
The Italy Mix: Affordable Umbria, Island Time
Published on Monday, July 28, 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: Do Umbria on A Budget:  Umbria, home to Assisi and green rolling hills, is well worth a visit, and can be done affordably.  (The Guardian) Italy's Prison Paradises:  Though they once held s...
Are Donors the Answer to Italy’s Crumbling Monuments?
Published on Friday, July 18, 2014 by A country in never-ending economic trouble. Crumbling national treasures and monuments. What's the answer? For the Italian government, it has come in the form of private companies willing to foot the bill to save the country's national heritage.  Rome is a great example of this. The Colosseum is being renovated through funds from Tod's, Bulgari is sprucing up the...
Women Only: Amalfi Coast Adventure
Published on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by JUST FOUR SPACES LEFT! We've put together the ultimate girls trip to Italy and you're invited! We can't think of anyone better to lead this adventure on the Amalfi Coast than Susan Van Allen. After all, she wrote the book on where women should travel in Italy (100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go). Susan has hand-crafted the itinerary for inspiring adventure i...