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Interesting Statistics on Travel and Tourism in Italy
Published on Thursday, January 24, 2013 by A new series of reports called The Future of Travel and Tourism in Italy might be too pricey ($1950) for even Italian travel companies to purchase but some of the report's general findings truly shed light on how popular travel to Italy is and how essential tourism is to Italy's economy. Here are a few key takeways from the series synopsis: Italy was ranked fif...
Trace Your Roots in Italy
Published on Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Do you know that one in 10 Americans has some Italian blood? More than 5.5 million Italians emigrated to the United States between 1820 and 2004 with the bulk of immigration taking place between 1880 and 1920. Chances are at least one of your ancestors was among them! No matter how long it has been since your relatives left Italy, the Italian homeland surely has...
Wine Enthusiast Picks Puglia As Top Wine Destination
Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Wine Enthusiast magazine has named the southern Italian region of Puglia as one of the 10 best wine destinations of 2013. It was the only place in Italy to make this year's list. "Flanked by two seas, magical Puglia is a thin peninsula packed tight with the same attributes that attracted us to Italy decades ago: it's an undiscovered land with an enviable quality o...
See America’s Cup Sailing In Naples This Spring
Published on Friday, January 11, 2013 by If you're a sailing enthusiast or just looking for something fun to do while in Italy this spring, take note that the America's Cup World Series will take place in Naples this spring. The series, which runs April 16 to 21, 2013, will be the only America's Cup event in Europe this year. Some 500,000 spectactors turned out for a similar event in Naples last year. ...
Getting Ready for Carnevale in Venice
Published on Thursday, January 10, 2013 by That time of year is fast approaching...a spectacular time to visit the magical city of Venice...Carnevale. Short of Rio and New Orleans, there is no place more famous for its opulent pre-Lent celebrations. The Venetian events are getting off to a slightly earlier start this year since Ash Wednesday falls a bit early, on February 13. Venice's official program of Ca...
Lamborghini Celebrates 50 Years With Italy Road Trip
Published on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by Italian luxury sports car maker Lamborghini is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013 by hosting an incredible 700- mile road trip through northern and central Italy in May 2013.   Lamborghini, whose sign is the bull,  was founded in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini who wanted to create the world's most beautiful - and powerful - super sports cars.  The cars,...
The Greek Connection to Italy
Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by You might think that the only place in the world to see riveting Greek ruins is Greece. But think again...Italy is home to a number of stunning and well-preserved ruins. The Greek Empire colonized parts of southern Italy between the 8th and 5th centuries B.C. leaving behind stunning buildings that remain to this day. One place to get a glimpse of The Valley of the ...
Travel Deal: Save on Two Great Perillo Tours
Published on Friday, January 4, 2013 by Is 2013 the year that you are going to take a trip of a lifetime?  How about to Italy or Greece? I'd like to help you make that happen with special savings on two new fantastic tours from Perillo Tours but you will need to act quickly! Save $500 Per Couple on Our Mangia e Bevi Italy Tour Join the April 11th departure of our new food tour Mangia e Bevi and recei...
What’s New in Italy in 2013, According to Rick Steves
Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by Expert in all things European travel, Rick Steves has put together his list what to look out for in Italy in 2013. If you're planning to travel to Italy this year, it is worth a read. Here's what Steves says is new and interesting in Italy for 2013: More rooms at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence have been opened to the public, including  the Caravaggio Rooms and t...
More Americans Want to Visit Italy in 2013 Than Anywhere Else
Published on Friday, December 28, 2012 by More Americans want to travel to Italy in 2013 than any other foreign country, a survey by Fly.com reveals.   "It is no surprise that Italy is at the top of America's wish list for 2013," said Warren Chang , vice president and general manager, Fly.com.  "The destination conjures up images of romance, history and some of the finest food and wine in the world.  H...