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  • 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...
  • Italy: A Popular Destination for Weddings Italy: A Popular Destination for We... Published on Sunday, March 13, 2016 by
    Planning your wedding? Why not get married in Italy? That's what many people are choosing to do. According to Italian news agency ANSA, Italy’s marriage tourism industry grew to a 400€ million industry in 2015. Italy is now the second-most coveted wedding destination in the world after...
  • Italy Wants UNESCO Protection for Neapolitan Pizza Italy Wants UNESCO Protection for N... Published on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by
    At the suggestion of the Italian government, the country’s UNESCO heritage commission plans to propose that the art of making Neapolitan pizza be included on the United Nations’ Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. The proposal would officially distinguish Neapolitan pizza ...
  • The Italy Mix: Olive Oil Laws, New Puglia Retreat The Italy Mix: Olive Oil Laws, New ... Published on Saturday, March 5, 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: Olive Oil Law: Italy's olive oil producers wary of a new law that would tinker with the penalties for passing off cou...
  • New Movie: All Roads Lead to Rome New Movie: All Roads Lead to Rome Published on Monday, February 29, 2016 by
    There's a new movie out for Italophiles... Sarah Jessica Parker and Under the Tuscan Sun actor Raoul Bova have joined up to star in a new romantic comedy set in Italy, All Roads Lead to Rome, about love and family. The movie, filmed in Rome and surrounding areas, follows uptight, New Yo...
  • Plan A Custom Trip to Italy with ItalyVacations.com Plan A Custom Trip to Italy with It... Published on Friday, February 26, 2016 by
    Perillo Tours is the leader in escorted tours to Italy, but did you know that Perillo also plans custom Italy travel through its sister company ItalyVacations.com? Whether you want a romantic getaway in one of Italy's great cities - Venice, Rome, Florence - or a fully customized villa vaca...
  • Five Fun Florence Facts and Win A Trip! Five Fun Florence Facts and Win A T... Published on Sunday, February 21, 2016 by
    Florence is one of those cities you must see at least once in your lifetime and then even once you have been there, you yearn to go back again and again. We love Florence so much that we are giving away a trip to the city of art in our Florence Facebook Sweepstakes. In the meantime, her...
  • Will You Need Tickets for the Cinque Terre? Will You Need Tickets for the Cinqu... Published on Friday, February 19, 2016 by
    A proposal to limit the number of tourists in the Cinque Terre has caused a clamor among visitors who have booked upcoming trips and fear that they may not be allowed to visit, but they may not have to worry much longer. Our local sources in Liguria say the five towns that make up C...
  • New Museum at Florence’s Misericordia New Museum at Florence’s Mise... Published on Monday, February 15, 2016 by
    The museum at Florence’s Misericordia – which originally opened in 2005 – reopened after two years of renovation. The new museum chronicles nearly 800 years of the charitable institution’s history with 14 rooms of art, everyday items, furniture and manuscripts. Among prominent pain...