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  • Steve’s Travel Tips: Enjoying Italian Beaches (Video) Steve’s Travel Tips: Enjoying... Published on Sunday, July 1, 2018 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. This week I'm talking about enjoying Italy's beaches. It is July and beaches are filling up but come A...
  • Woody Allen To Direct Opera At La Scala Woody Allen To Direct Opera At La S... Published on Friday, June 29, 2018 by
    The upcoming season of opera at Teatro Alla Scala  in Milan will include Gianni Schicci, a comedic opera by Puccini, staged and directed by Woody Allen. Set in the 1930s in New York’s Little Italy, Allen’s version of Gianni Schicci was successful in a 2015 Los Angeles run. The opera...
  • Record-Breaking Year for Parmigiano Reggiano Record-Breaking Year for Parmigiano... Published on Saturday, June 23, 2018 by
    Cheesemakers in Italy’s Parmesan-producing regions produced 147,000 tons of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese in 2017, breaking all-time records for the cheese’s production. The 3.6 million wheels of cheese sold totaled 2.2€ billion in sales and increased production by 5 percent from 2016 a...
  • Olive Oil Has Been Made in Italy For A Very Long Time Olive Oil Has Been Made in Italy Fo... Published on Saturday, June 16, 2018 by
    Olive oil, the liquid gold essential to Italian and other Mediterranean cuisines, existed in Italy much earlier than previously thought, according to Davide Tanasi, an Italian researcher and assistant professor of history at the University of South Florida. By analyzing residue found on a ...
  • Florence’s Uffizi Debuts New Room Florence’s Uffizi Debuts New ... Published on Sunday, June 10, 2018 by
    Earlier this month, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence debuted its “Raphael and Michelangelo Room” as part of a larger rearrangement of the museum. Housed in Room 41 of the building, the Raphael and Michelangelo Room – as one might expect – contains paintings from the two Renaissance m...
  • Making Your Dream of Italy Come True Making Your Dream of Italy Come Tru... Published on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by
    A message from Steve Perillo... Italy is a dream. Perillo Tours has been making that dream come true for more than 70 years! That's why we are thrilled to support our friend Kathy McCabe and her PBS travel series Dream of Italy. For two seasons, Perillo Tours has been a proud spon...
  • Remains of Horse Found at Pompeii Remains of Horse Found at Pompeii Published on Friday, June 1, 2018 by
    People have long marveled at the remains of human beings preserved in the ashes of Pompeii in the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Men, women and children were trapped in situ, sometimes in family groups, sometimes alone, nearly 1150 in total rediscovered. But a recent find will help e...
  • Rustici and Catesi Art Returns to Florence Rustici and Catesi Art Returns to F... Published on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and if two rare 16th-century Italian sketches could talk, their words would be “Thank goodness we’re home!” Florence’s Uffizi Galleries recently acquired the sketches, the work of Giovan Francesco Rustici and Giovanni Catesi, at an U...
  • Visit Italy’s Blue Flag Beaches, Including Those in Tuscany Visit Italy’s Blue Flag Beach... Published on Friday, May 25, 2018 by
    Summer is a happy season, and it’s made even happier each year when the international Blue Flag program heralding the world’s cleanest beaches announces it choices. For 2018, a great number of those in Italy are set along the Tyrrhenian Sea in Tuscany. You might find it impossible t...
  • Explore The Bridges of Italy Explore The Bridges of Italy Published on Sunday, May 20, 2018 by
    The Bridge of Sighs. The Ponte Vecchio. We all know at least one bridge that makes us long for Italy and its beautiful views. That’s why we love this list of 16 Italian bridges via The Local. If you’ve wanted a new perspective on your Italian travels, this could be it: Why not try ...