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  • Give the Gift of Travel This Holiday Season Give the Gift of Travel This Holida... Published on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by
    Imagine your loved ones receiving a Perillo Tote Bag, Travel Brochures, DVD and Gift Certificate for any of our 2015 vacations! A travel certificate, like the one shown above, will be customized according to your wishes. Your gift can go toward any escorted tour to Italy, Greece, Hawaii or...
  • Fendi Funds Renovation of More Roman Fountains Fendi Funds Renovation of More Roma... Published on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by
    Fendi, one of Italy’s most famous and respected fashion houses, will finance the restoration of four symbolic fountains in Rome—an announcement which follows Fendi’s recent financing of the Trevi Fountain restoration and renovation of Quattro Fontane. The latest fountains to get s...
  • Rome Bans Centurion Impersonators Rome Bans Centurion Impersonators Published on Sunday, December 6, 2015 by
    As Rome prepares for a Jubilee Year (otherwise known as a Catholic Holy Year), city authorities have banned actors who dress up as ancient centurion guards and charge tourists for photo opportunities of and with them. According to Reuters, new and extended security measures for the Jub...
  • Wonder Woman Movie to Film in Italy Wonder Woman Movie to Film in Italy Published on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 by
    Italy will be the site of filming for a new film version of DC Comics’ Wonder Woman story, details learned when one of the principal actors, Saïd Taghmaoui sent photos out via social media of his costume and his colleague Chris Pine’s. (Those posts have been taken down since.) Fren...
  • Sicily’s Trapani Tops Best Value List Sicily’s Trapani Tops Best Va... Published on Friday, November 27, 2015 by
    The city of Trapani on the island of Sicily was named the best Italian destination in terms of both price and quality by travelers who took part in a Trivago.com online survey; Cagliari (on Sardinia) and Lecce (in Puglia) came in second and third. "The objective of the Best Value Index...
  • Imperial Ramp Opens in Rome Imperial Ramp Opens in Rome Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by
    Proving there’s always something new to discover among Rome’s ancient treasures, the Roman Forum recently opened a newly restored section to the public for the first time. The Imperial Ramp, a more than 2,000-year-old pathway connecting the public part of the Forum to emperors’ priva...
  • Mantua: 2016 Cultural Capital of Italy Mantua: 2016 Cultural Capital of It... Published on Saturday, November 7, 2015 by
    Last week, Italy’s culture ministry named Mantua the country's 2016 Cultural Capital, meaning that the northern city of 50,000 will be awarded one million euros to finance projects to enhance its historic status. Mantua, home to the powerful Gonzaga family from the 14th to the 18th c...
  • Frescoes Discovered Beneath Positano Church Frescoes Discovered Beneath Positan... Published on Monday, November 2, 2015 by
    In a previously discovered ancient Roman villa underneath the town of Positano, on the Amalfi Coast, further excavations have unveiled more treasures. Brilliantly colored frescoes, an extraordinary safe, part of the home’s white mosaic floor, and bronze furnishings reveal that the ow...
  • The Italy Mix: Friuli Wine Region, 36 Hours in Bologna The Italy Mix: Friuli Wine Region, ... Published on Sunday, October 25, 2015 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: Best Italian Wine Region You've Never Heard Of:  Friuli-Venezia Giulia’s vineyards, such as Rosazzo, benefit from th...
  • New Photography Museum in Turin New Photography Museum in Turin Published on Saturday, October 17, 2015 by
    Turin’s newest museum, Camera – the Italian Center for Photography, opened on October 1 with two exhibits on the subject of Ukraine, from Ukrainian photographer Boris Mikhailov and French photographer Jerome Sessini. Located in a 2,000-square-meter building in Turin’s historic center...
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