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Da Vinci’s Hair Found in United States
Published on Friday, May 10, 2019 by A scientist, painter, sculptor, mathematician...and posthumous overseas traveler? A lock of hair potentially belonging to Leonardo da Vinci was found across the ocean in the United States, hidden in an American collection. The credibility of the discovery, does not come without controversy. The relic was purchased in 1925 by an American collector in Paris and sold ...
Adam Sandler As Steve Perillo on Saturday Night Live
Published on Monday, May 6, 2019 by A message from Steve Perillo: If you're sad where you are and then you get on a plane to Italy, the sad you in Italy will be the same sad you from before, just in a new place. Does that make sense? - Joe Romano Joe knows what he is talking about. How do I know? Joe is me! Let me explain. I woke up on Sunday morning to a flurry of texts and voicemails. No,...
Air Italy Flying Non-Stop From San Francisco to Milan
Published on Monday, April 29, 2019 by Air Italy has launched service service with direct flights between San Francisco and Milan after taking its inaugural flight to San Francisco on April 10. The 12-hour nonstop flight runs on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sundays and leaves San Francisco Airport (SFO) at 7:10 p.m., arriving in Milan at 4 p.m. the following day. Return flights leave Milan at 1:35 p....
Domus Transitoria Reopens in Rome
Published on Thursday, April 25, 2019 by For the first time, the public can see how Emperor Nero lived in his first private palace, the Domus Transitoria, which opened this month after a 10-year restoration. The palace has been off-limits for centuries, since it burned down in the Great Fire of Rome. After a fire destroyed the Domus Transitoria (Transit House) and much of Rome in July of 64 AD, Emperor Ne...
Italy: The World’s Most Desirable Travel Destination
Published on Monday, April 1, 2019 by Perillo Tours has surely known this for more than 70 years... Italy has been named the world’s most desirable travel destination by travel website TravelSupermarket. In a survey, TravelSupermarket found that Italy was the most-searched country online among users in 97 countries, including the U.S., Canada, China, and several European countries. Spain and Australi...
Easter Week in Rome
Published on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by Easter (Pasqua in Italian) is a magical time to visit any part of Italy. In 2019, Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 21st.  The Easter season  is filled with food (yes, even Easter eggs have made their way here), family and religious rituals.  But there's something very special about spending Easter in Rome, with the Vatican taking center stage in the fes...
Italian Wine Producers Being Investigates For Fraud
Published on Saturday, March 9, 2019 by More than Italian 50 wine producers, including vineyards and bottling companies, are under investigation for falsely advertising their wines. Due to unfavorable weather conditions for wine grapes, recent years’ harvests have declined. Investigators allege that to make up for crop shortages, winemakers diluted expensive wines with lower-quality grapes, breaking th...
Italian Olive Oil Supplies Running Out
Published on Friday, February 22, 2019 by Climate change and disease is threatening to endanger Italian olive oil, with supply expected to run out by April. According to Italian agricultural association Coldiretti, last season’s olive harvest fell 57% to a 25-year low due to weather and disease affecting the crop. Italy is the second-largest producer of olive oil in Europe, after Spain. “We risk for ev...
Perillo Tours Loves Travel Agents
Published on Saturday, February 16, 2019 by Perillo Tours loves travel agents! They know Perillo Tours will provide their clients with the most authentic and worry-free tours of Italy and Hawaii. Perillo has been working with many of their favorite agents for decades. To show appreciation for some of their New York agents, Steve and the gang thought outside the box for a night of a fun and pasta-making!...
Vatican City Now Has An Athletic Team
Published on Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Vatican City sits completely within the city of Rome so it is sometimes easy to forget that it is indeed its own city-state. However, it is likely that soon the Vatican will have its own athletics team with the hopes of perhaps competing on the world stage at the Olympic Games. Thanks to an agreement with the Italian Olympic organization, CONI, the Vatican athletes...