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  • “Eddie The Eagle” Got His Start in The Italian Alps “Eddie The Eagle” Got H... Published on Monday, April 18, 2016 by
    Ski jumper “Eddie the Eagle,” otherwise known as Michael “Eddie” Edwards, is from England (Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, to be exact)—but he got his start on skis in the Italian Alps. Edwards’ story has been delighting audiences in the U.S. recently as the Disney movie bear...
  • Horse Poo and Hannibal on The Italian Border Horse Poo and Hannibal on The Itali... Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 by
    You may or may not have learned in school about Hannibal, one of the most notable military commanders in human history. Hannibal Barca from Carthage was a general in the Second Punic War of 218-202 BC. In the fall of 218, Hannibal was said to have crossed the Alps into Italy, near Turin. ...
  • New Etruscan Tomb Discovered in Lazio New Etruscan Tomb Discovered in Laz... Published on Sunday, April 10, 2016 by
    Very little is known about the ancient Etruscans, but thanks to an archaeological dig in Lazio, a bit more knowledge has been added to the historical record. A tomb believed to belong to an Etruscan princess from the 8th century BC has been unearthed and is filled with treasures that may h...
  • New Tunnels Found Underneath Naples New Tunnels Found Underneath Naples Published on Friday, April 8, 2016 by
    For some time, “Naples Sotteranea,” or “Underground Naples,” has been a draw for travelers from around the world. The tunnels and caverns beneath the historic Italian city are built on a porous type of rock called “tufo,” the result of centuries of hardening of volcanic ash. (T...
  • A Note From Steve Perillo: Live A Full Life Through Travel A Note From Steve Perillo: Live A F... Published on Monday, April 4, 2016 by
    A note from Steve Perillo: As most of you know, my family has been booking trips to Italy for 70 years. During those decades, we've experienced every up and down that the world could throw at us - recessions, wars, travel alerts. And still we ran our famous tours and still people travel...
  • New Look for the “Sistine Chapel of The Early Middle Ages” New Look for the “Sistine Chapel ... Published on Saturday, April 2, 2016 by
    The Basilica di Santa Maria Antiqua has had its light hidden under a bushel for quite some time—through no fault of its custodians. The “Sistine Chapel of the early Middle Ages,” as experts now refer to it, was buried in 847 AD by an earthquake, but has finally be restored. The si...
  • Italy’s Best-Kept Secret: The National Gallery of Umbria Italy’s Best-Kept Secret: The Nat... Published on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by
    Tuscany-based start-up Travel Appeal conducted a 2015 survey and analysis of 20 of Italy’s largest national museums—and number one museum in the country may surprise you. Using a complex algorithm that monitored visitor comments on sites including Facebook and TripAdvisor, Travel Appe...
  • The Italy Mix: Legendary Lake Como, Caravaggio in Rome The Italy Mix: Legendary Lake Como,... Published on Saturday, March 26, 2016 by
    The Italy Mix is a regular post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web. Here are our top picks for this week: Legendary Lake Como: Movie stars, Russian oligarchs and world leaders have succumbed to the relaxing allure of the lak...
  • Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic A... Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 by
    A new book from authors and culinary writers Leslie Pariseau and Talia Baiocchi, titled Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes, aims to highlight the fizzy side of Italian bar culture by exploring the history of and creative variations on the spritz cocktail. "Th...
  • Florence’s Vasari Corridor May Open to Public Florence’s Vasari Corridor Ma... Published on Friday, March 18, 2016 by
    Florence’s famous Vasari Corridor, which connects the Palazzo Pitti to the Palazzo Vecchio, is currently only accessible through private tours. However, that may change, says the director of the Uffizi, Eike Schmidt, who hopes to open the corridor to the public. “My aim is to elimin...
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