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Temple of Valadier: Le Marche’s Hidden Church
Published on Monday, May 16, 2016 by Tucked away inside the Frasassi Caves like a pearl in an oyster, the Temple of Valadier may well be one of the hardest churches to get to in Italy, but also the one with the best view from its entrance. The Frasassi Caves are located in the town of Genga, in the Le Marche region, and are a popular site with visitors, but few make the steep one-mile trek through the mo...
Shroud of Turin To Go on Display in 2015
Published on Sunday, November 9, 2014 by The Shroud of Turin will go on display for the first time in five years in the spring of 2015, in coordination with a visit by Pope Francis. The sacred cloth, said to have wrapped Jesus Christ in his tomb, is stored in the Turin Cathedral in a climate-controlled case and will be on display at the cathedral from April 19 to June 24, 2015, with Pope Francis’ visit sch...
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...
What to Know About the April 27th Canonization at the Vatican
Published on Monday, March 17, 2014 by All eyes have been on the Vatican for a year now, with the election of Pope Francis and his incredible popularity resulting in "the Pope Francis Effect." The fervor only seems to be on the increase with the upcoming canonization of two former popes on April 27 at the Vatican.  In September 2013, Pope Francis announced that two of his predecessors - Pope John Paul ...
Vatican Opens Ancient Necropolis to Public
Published on Monday, February 3, 2014 by Today the Vatican opened the Roman Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis to the public for the first time. The ancient burial ground dates back to the first century B.C. when it was the place of final rest for local Romans. The 10,000-square-foot site was originally uncovered during the 1950s during construction of a new parking garage underneath the Vatican. ...
Steve’s Travel Tips: The Pope Francis Effect (Video)
Published on Sunday, January 12, 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. Rome is the place to be these days! With the popularity of Pope Francis soaring, the number of visitors to the Italian capital increased 5% last year and visits to the Vatican increased ...
Take a Faith Journey to Rome, the Vatican and Sicily
Published on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Join Perillo Tours and Father Mickey Bancroft on an unforgettable sojourn of the soul. Visit the highlights of Rome and Taormina including an audience with Pope Francis! All for the special price of $3499 per person, based on double occupancy. Here's what's included: roundtrip airfare to Italy from New York/JFK 3 nights in a 4-star Rome hotel 3 nights in ...
Venice’s Jewish Ghetto Was Sadly First in World
Published on Saturday, April 7, 2012 by On April 10th of 1516, the first Jewish ghetto in the world was established in Venice Italy. The government officially confined the city’s Jews to this one small area of the city, in the Cannaregio district. The gates of the ghetto were closed upon nightfall and Jews were banned from leaving. During the day, they were required to identify themselves: the men had a c...