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Italy Travel Photo: Vernazza by Night
Published on Friday, June 6, 2014 by Vernazza is one of the five villages of the Cinque Terre - located on Italy's northern Liguria coast. It looks incredible at night. By Kathy McCabe Ready to travel to Italy? Perillo Tours has been leading group trips throughout Italy since 1945 and ItalyVacations.com can custom design an independent itinerary for your dream Italy vacation! Taking your...
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...
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...
The Italy Mix: Kim and Kanye Wedding, Tuscany Trivia
Published on Saturday, May 17, 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: Big Florence Wedding:  Rumor has it that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will marry at Forte Belvedere next weekend.  (The Daily Mail) Italy Trivia Quiz: How well do you know Italy's tourist attr...
Italy Travel Photo: The Christ of Maratea
Published on Monday, May 12, 2014 by   In 1963, commissioned by Count Rivetti, who first put Maratea's name on the tourism map,  Florentine sculptor Bruno Innocenti crafted the 72-foot statue called Il Redentore (the redeemer) out of white marble. It towers over Maratea (a beach resort in Basilicata) from Mount St. Blaise near the basilica of the town's patron saint. (If you're wondering, th...
Help Harry Perillo Make His Italy Dog Dream Come True!
Published on Thursday, May 8, 2014 by Help Harry Perillo return to Italy so he can reunite with his “Poo-Chini” love, Maria. Steve took Harry to Italy last year and he fell madly in love with Maria. He wants to go back to Italy to see her but Steve says, he has to work for it and get everyone to watch his video! Here's how to help Harry: + Watch the video + Share with your friends + Commen...
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...
The Famous Tailors of Naples
Published on Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Naples has long been famous for its tailors. Italians and foreigners alike have flocked to this southern Italian city for handmade suits. The New York Times is reporting that Neapolitan tailoring is hotter than ever. "And the Neapolitan tailors seem to be more successful than the chaotic city itself in moving further into the 21st century. Like the waters of the ba...
Ostia Antica Discovery: “Bigger Than Pompeii”
Published on Monday, April 21, 2014 by While Pompeii may be the most famous archaeological site in Italy, fans of Ancient Rome often argue that the lesser-known ruins of Ostia Antica, just outside of Rome, surpass Pompeii in quality. Now there's even more reason to get your archaeological fix at this old port town with a secret part of the ancient site recently unearthed. "The find is enormous, inclu...