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Rent Sting’s Villa in Tuscany
Published on Friday, May 24, 2013 by Rock star Sting and his wife Trudie Styler are now renting out their 16th-century estate in the Chianti area of Tuscany. Il Palagio has six cottages offering overnight accommodations for 50 guests, plus it is the perfect venue for a Tuscan wedding. According to The Daily Mail, "Up to 200 partygoers will be able to enjoy the 900-acre Italian estate's attractions whi...
Italy Travel Photo – Alabaster Craftsman in Volterra Tuscany
Published on Thursday, May 16, 2013 by   One of the magical experiences of visiting Italy is watching master artisans at work... This craftsman is in the town of Volterra, in Tuscany, a place known for its alabaster creations. Photo by Theodore Scott, flickr.com...
The Italy Mix: New Hotel Initiative in Italy, New NY-Milan Flight
Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013 by The Italy Mix is a post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web each week. Here are our top picks for this week: New Hotel Initiative in Italy: The Italian government leases abandoned castles to hoteliers for cash. (Skift.com) Slide Show: Fast Lane in Italy: Take a midnight Vespa ride through a Tuscan vill...
Video: Preparing for The Palio in Siena Tuscany
Published on Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Palio, held in Siena Tuscany each July 2 and August 16, is so much more than just a horse race. It is an age-old tradition that makes up the very fabric of this charming Tuscan city. Watch this video to learn more about how Siena is preparing for this summer's race: ...
Italy Travel Photo: Tuscany in Snow
Published on Saturday, February 23, 2013 by Tuscany is simply a dream any time of year. But can you imagine the rolling hills of Chianti covered in snow? This photo is from a beautiful snowfall in 2009. It doesn't snow very often in Tuscany but when it does, what a sight to behold. Photo by artistica2004, flickr.com...
A Gluten-Free Tour of Tuscany
Published on Thursday, December 20, 2012 by I'm thrilled to announce that Perillo Tours has partnered with Jennifer Iannolo, founder of Zenfully Delicious, to offer two gluten-free tours of Tuscany in 2013! This is the perfect opportunity gluten-free folks to travel worry-free and savor the tastes of Italy. The tours will run May 11-17 and October 12-18, 2013. Here's the awesome itinerary: Day 1 Depart...
What’s Happening in Florence and Tuscany for Christmas
Published on Friday, December 7, 2012 by If Florence or Tuscany is on your must-visit list this Christmas season, there are some great Florence events for the holiday season, according to The Florentine.  Here are a few of the holiday celebrations in and around Florence that caught our eye: The German Market in Florence's Piazza Croce runs through December 16th. Enjoy Christmas delicacies from t...
Get Spooked at One of the World’s Scariest Restaurants — In Tuscany
Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by Happy Halloween! Would you get spooked being served a meal in a prison...with prisoners as your waiters? Well there's just such a place -- in Tuscany no less -- and it has been voted one of the world's scariest restaurants. The restaurant is located in Fortezza Medicea, a medieval fortress in the town of Volterra. There are some pre-requisites if you want to dine ther...
New Food and Wine Tour of Italy
Published on Sunday, August 26, 2012 by I don’t know about you but I go to Italy to eat and drink…Sure I love traipsing through the ancient ruins, learning the history behind the world-class art.But if I could only do only two things in Italy:  they would be Mangia (Eat) e Bevi (Drink) I think many of our guests feel the same way. So I proudly introduce… ...Perillo’s NEW 10-Day Mangia e Bevi Tou...
Siena Cathedral Mosaics On Display for Two Months
Published on Friday, August 17, 2012 by If you're visiting Siena in August, September or October 2012, don't miss the rare chance to see the famous floor mosaics,  at Siena's cathedral or Duomo. Giorgio Vasari called the floor of Siena’s Duomo “the most beautiful, big and magnificent that has ever been done.” The mosaics, dating from the 14th to 16th centuries, are normally covered by carpet to pro...