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  • Italian National Anthem Legally Named Italian National Anthem Legally Nam... Published on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 by
    After 71 years of retaining unofficial status, the Italian senate has legally adopted the Italian national anthem as the national song. Officially called Il Canto degli Italiani, the song is colloquially known as L’Inno di Mameli (Mameli’s Hymn) after its writer, or Fratelli d’Itali...
  • Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Italy Celebrating New Year’s Eve in... Published on Thursday, December 28, 2017 by
    Spending New Year's Eve (Capodanno)  in Italy can be as much a cultural experience as a celebration. Italians have very particular ways that they say goodbye to the old year and welcome in the new one: Natale con I tuoi, Capodanno con chi vuoi. This  Italian expression sums up the h...
  • New Trajan Exhibit in Rome New Trajan Exhibit in Rome Published on Monday, December 11, 2017 by
    Rome’s popular 13th emperor is getting a new exhibit detailing his life and legacy, in time for the 1900th anniversary of his death. Trajan, who ruled the Roman Empire from 98 to 117 A.D., was referred to as the optimus princeps (the best ruler) by the senate at the time. He is most know...
  • Da Vinci’s Codex Leicester To Go On Display in Florence Da Vinci’s Codex Leicester To Go ... Published on Thursday, December 7, 2017 by
    After 22 years, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codex Leicester manuscript is  going on display in Italy. Considered one of Da Vinci’s most important scientific manuscripts, the 72-page notebook published in 1510 contains a collection of writings and drawings from the artist and scientist. His n...
  • Belluno Is Most Livable Place in Italy Belluno Is Most Livable Place in It... Published on Sunday, December 3, 2017 by
    Business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore has named Belluno at the top of its annual livability ranking of 110 Italian provinces. The province, located in the region of Veneto just north of Venice, was lauded for its overall quality of life and for its tourism industry and growing manufacturing a...
  • Venice To Ban Cruise Ships In Four Years Venice To Ban Cruise Ships In Four ... Published on Saturday, November 25, 2017 by
    After years of protests by locals against cruise ships in Venice, the city has decided that in four years, cruise ships weighing 96,000 tons will no longer be able to drop anchor in St. Mark’s Basin in Venice. They will instead have to keep at a distance from the city, landing on the mai...
  • Black Friday Sale on All Italy and Hawaii Tours Black Friday Sale on All Italy and ... Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by
    Give The Gift of A Perillo Tour to Yourself or Loved Ones...And Save! On Black Friday, save $250 person* on ANY of our 2018 ITALY or HAWAII escorted tours. Cannot be combined with any other offer, except pay by check. If you're even thinking of going on a Perillo Tour in 2018, Blac...
  • Toss A Coin, Help The Government of Rome Toss A Coin, Help The Government of... Published on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by
    The next time you toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome, you could be unwittingly making a donation to the Roman government. Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi has announced that the coins, which can add up to more than 100 million euros!! per year, will now be used to fund city projects, whi...
  • Steve’s Travel Tips: Dinner In Italy (Video) Steve’s Travel Tips: Dinner I... Published on Friday, November 10, 2017 by
    I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I'm thrilled to host 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 time I'm back talking about a most important activity in Italy - eating - and what bett...
  • Amatrice Designated World Monuments Fund Site Amatrice Designated World Monuments... Published on Monday, November 6, 2017 by
    Amatrice, the village in Lazio famous for its pasta sauce all’Amatriciana, has been designated a 2018 World Monuments Fund (WMF) site in the Disaster category. Amatrice was destroyed by an earthquake on August 24, 2016. The earthquake in Amatrice caused 299 deaths and approximately 4...