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This Italian Vending Machine Makes Pizza
Published on Friday, October 4, 2013 by The world's first pizza-making vending machine has debuted and can be found in three Italian airports according to Peter Greenberg. The Let's Pizza machine can make fresh pizza in three minutes with fresh ingredients. If you want to watch the machine knead fresh dough in front of you,  you can find the Let's Pizza machine in the Milan, Palermo and Trapani airpor...
Italian Town Now Charging Admission
Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by It may be a sign of the times in cash-strapped and decaying Italy: an Italian town will now be charging visitors admission. The mayor of Civita di Bagnoregio, some 90 miles north of Rome, says his town is in desperate need of repair and thus will require visitors to purchase a three-euro ticket to enter. According to Italian news agency ANSA, "The ground has been ...
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...
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...
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...
Italy: Sweet Spot for Senior Travel
Published on Monday, October 1, 2012 by Italy is one of the top five best destinations for travelers over the age of 70, according to British travel association Abta. While British seniors have the advantage of being that much closer to Italy than their American counterparts, Italy is still a hot destination for American senior travel. Since seniors, especially those over 70, have special considerations,...
Florence Italy: Best Destination for Multi-Generational Family Vacations
Published on Friday, September 14, 2012 by VirtualTourist.com has named Florence Italy as the best destination for an intergenerational trip - that means kids, parents and grandparents! We've always thought that Italy is perfect for family vacations -- the Italian culture honors families and children and there are so many fun things for people of all ages to do -- so we can't agree more. "In addition t...
Costa Concordia Wreck Off Tuscany Coast Attracts Tourists
Published on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by Disaster tourism isn't anything new so it probably shouldn't come as much surprise, though it is a bit maudlin, that the site of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster off Tuscany has now beome a popular tourist attraction. The ship itself is still lying paralyzed off the coast of the island of Giglio where it ran aground in January, costing 32 people their lives...
Kelly Ripa: My Mom Goes to Italy With Perillo Tours Videos
Published on Monday, August 13, 2012 by Morning show host Kelly Ripa is a big fan of travel to Italy; she was recently spotted on vacation in Venice with her family. But it turns out that Ripa's mom thinks watching Perillo Tours' Italy videos is even better than an actual trip to Italy! Watch this clip for an explanation... While appearing on Live with Kelly!, actress Amy Adams said that she doesn't ...