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  • Umbria Is Home to The World’s Largest Christmas Tree Umbria Is Home to The World’s... Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by
    Gubbio, in the region of Umbria, is home to the world's largest Christmas tree. The tree of lights is 650 meters (or 2,130 feet) tall and takes 1,900 man hours to assemble on the side of Gubbio's Mount Ignacio. It was named the world's largest Christmas tree in 1991 by the Guinness Boo...
  • Inferno Movie Highlights Florence Inferno Movie Highlights Florence Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by
    Inferno, the latest Dan Brown thriller movie based on the novel of the same name is now in theaters and is sure to draw extra tourists to Florence, where it was primarily filmed. The movie and novel are sequels to The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. In the Ron Howard-directed movi...
  • Pistoia Tuscany Set to Become Top 2017 Destination Pistoia Tuscany Set to Become Top 2... Published on Sunday, November 13, 2016 by
    The city of Pistoia is an easy day trip from Florence, but in 2017, it is set to become a destination of its own. Located in Tuscany about 19 miles northwest of Florence, Pistoia was named as a top 10 city to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet and the 2017 Italian Capital of Culture by the Ita...
  • New Star Wars Exhibit in Rome New Star Wars Exhibit in Rome Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 by
    If you're a fan of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, don't miss a new exhibit at the Vittoriano Complex in Rome is dedicated to the history of the Star Wars movies, which have created millions of dedicated fans over the past three decades. The exhibit, titled Star Wars: Play, showcases more...
  • 100th Giro d’Italia Route Announced 100th Giro d’Italia Route Ann... Published on Friday, November 4, 2016 by
    In its 100th year, the 2017 Giro d’Italia will follow a course through two islands and southern Italy, a route it has never taken before. The cycling race will take place from May 5 to 28, 2017, and will run from Alghero to Milan, where it has ended for 76 years. For the fourth and fi...
  • The Italy Mix: If Venice Dies, Roman Holiday Travel Guide The Italy Mix: If Venice Dies, Roma... Published on Wednesday, October 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: If Venice Dies: A new book contends that tourism and floods could be the end of La Serenissima - so you might want to ...
  • Florence’s Wealthiest Families Same Today As During Renaissance Florence’s Wealthiest Familie... Published on Sunday, October 23, 2016 by
    Remarkably, the wealthiest families in Florence today are descendants of the wealthiest Florentine families from the Renaissance, according to two Italian economists from the Bank of Italy, Guglielmo Barone and Sauro Mocetti, The Wall Street Journal recently reported.  The economists comp...
  • Travel to Rome & Tuscany With Baseball Greats Travel to Rome & Tuscany With ... Published on Thursday, October 20, 2016 by
    What are you doing in January? As Mario Perillo always said "off-season is the best season" for Italy and boy do I have a unique opportunity for our guests! Hurry, and be one of the few fans to tour Rome and Tuscany with baseball greats Didi Gregorious, Jim Leyritz and Wade Boggs on P...
  • Free 24/7 Wine Fountain Opens in Abruzzo Free 24/7 Wine Fountain Opens in Ab... Published on Friday, October 14, 2016 by
    Courtesy of an Italian winery, a new outdoor fountain in Abruzzo now dispenses locally made red wine 24/7, for free, granting wishes of wine drinkers everywhere. The fountain opened on October 9th in the town of Caldari di Ortona in Abruzzo, and though the wine is always flowing and alway...
  • Venice Will Not Be On UNESCO Endangered List Venice Will Not Be On UNESCO Endang... Published on Thursday, October 6, 2016 by
    The United Nations announced that it will not list Venice as an endangered World Heritage Site this year, opting to revisit the issue in 2017 and giving Italy more time to comply with the UN’s recommendations for conservation. Among the problems cited by the UN that are leading to the c...