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  • Halloween in Italy Halloween in Italy Published on Saturday, October 28, 2017 by
    Halloween in Italy has grown more popular over the past 10 years or so, especially with children excited to dress up and eat sweets. While Halloween still isn’t as big of a celebration as it is in the U.S., it is now not uncommon to hear children walking through shops and neighborhoods s...
  • Rinascente Department Store Returns to Rome Rinascente Department Store Returns... Published on Saturday, October 21, 2017 by
    Rinascente, the historic Italian department store founded in Milan, will return to the center of Rome for the first time since the Spanish clothing chain Zara took over its original location over 11 years ago. Formerly on Via del Corso, the new Rinascente (previously known as La Rinasce...
  • Caravaggio Research Institute to Open in Rome Caravaggio Research Institute to Op... Published on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by
    A new institute in Rome, the Caravaggio Research Institute, will dedicate itself to becoming the sole authority on everything related to the artist, who lived from 1571 to 1610. Founded as a result of a partnership between fashion brand Fendi and the Borghese Gallery, the institute will be...
  • Renovated Procuratie Vecchia to Open in 2020 Renovated Procuratie Vecchia to Ope... Published on Friday, October 13, 2017 by
    In 2020, for the first time in 500 years, visitors to Venice will be able to tour one of its grandest and most important buildings. The Procuratie Vecchia housed the nine governors of La Serenissima, the Most Serene Republic, in the centuries of its greatest power, from its construction in...
  • Steve’s Travel Tips: Learn About Malta (Video) Steve’s Travel Tips: Learn Ab... Published on Monday, October 9, 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. You've probably heard about Malta but you're not too sure about it. Is it independent? Part ...
  • Top Levels of Rome’s Colosseum to Open Top Levels of Rome’s Colosseu... Published on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by
    Even if you’ve visited Rome many times and seen it from every angle including the Vatican’s keyhole vista, there’s an entirely new view in Italy’s iconic city—from the fourth and fifth levels of its unforgettable Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built. Starting Novembe...
  • Oldest Evidence of Winemaking Found in Sicily Oldest Evidence of Winemaking Found... Published on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 by
    The oldest known evidence of a wine production center, now confirmed to be 6,000 years old, has been found in a cave in Sicily by a group of researchers from the University of South Florida. The cave contained large terracotta jugs thought to be used as wine vessels. It proves that wine ma...
  • And The World’s Best Gelato Is… And The World’s Best Gelato I... Published on Friday, September 29, 2017 by
    The best gelato flavor in the world is pistachio made by Gelateria Crispini in Spoleto, Umbria, according to a panel of judges in the Gelato World Tour. Gelato maker Alessandro Crispini concocted the winning flavor, made from three kinds of Sicilian pistachios roasted for 24 hours. Jud...
  • Italian Cities Launch Respect Campaigns Italian Cities Launch Respect Campa... Published on Monday, September 25, 2017 by
    With  increasing restrictions across Italian cities aimed at curbing tourists’ unruly behavior, Venice and Florence have both launched campaigns to accomplish that goal, called #EnjoyRespectVenezia and #EnjoyRespectFirenze, respectively. The message, sent through fines and increased awa...
  • Steve’s Travel Tips: Our New Roman Holiday Tour (Video) Steve’s Travel Tips: Our New ... Published on Thursday, September 21, 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. Have you heard about Perillo's NEW 8-Day Deluxe Roman Holiday Tour?  If you haven't seen i...
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