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  • Italian Easter Recipe: Easter Bread Baskets (Pane di Pasqua) Italian Easter Recipe: Easter Bread... Published on Monday, April 15, 2019 by
    Easter - this year on April 21st - is just around the corner! No Italian Easter is complete without Pane di Pasqua (Easter Bread) made in the form of baskets! Our favorite Italian nonna, Gisa Ferro who is originally from Calabria, shares her special recipe for this Easter tradition. Let...
  • You Can Buy An Entire Italian Island Off Sicily You Can Buy An Entire Italian Islan... Published on Thursday, April 11, 2019 by
    If you’ve ever fantasized about owning your own private Italian island, and if you have extra pocket money to spend, this may be the opportunity for you. Isola delle Femmine, a small island off Sicily’s northern coast near Palermo, could be yours for as little as €1 million. An arist...
  • Cinque Terre: Don’t Hike in Flip Flops! Cinque Terre: Don’t Hike in F... Published on Friday, April 5, 2019 by
    If you’re planning on hiking the clifftop trails that overlook the Cinque Terre coastline, you’ll need to bring sturdy shoes. Common sense, right? Not exactly, as many visitors attempt to hike in sandals, not realizing the terrain is more like a mountain trail than a beach boardwalk. ...
  • Italy: The World’s Most Desirable Travel Destination Italy: The World’s Most Desir... Published on Monday, April 1, 2019 by
    Perillo Tours has surely known this for more than 70 years... Italy has been named the world’s most desirable travel destination by travel website TravelSupermarket. In a survey, TravelSupermarket found that Italy was the most-searched country online among users in 97 countries, inclu...
  • Easter Week in Rome Easter Week in Rome Published on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by
    Easter (Pasqua in Italian) is a magical time to visit any part of Italy. In 2019, Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 21st.  The Easter season  is filled with food (yes, even Easter eggs have made their way here), family and religious rituals.  But there's something very specia...
  • Steve’s Travel Tips: Easter in Italy (Video) Steve’s Travel Tips: Easter i... Published on Friday, March 22, 2019 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. In this video, I'm talking about Easter in Italy!  Easter is coming up! No one can celebrat...
  • Florence’s Vasari Corridor to Reopen in 2021 Florence’s Vasari Corridor to... Published on Thursday, March 14, 2019 by
    After being closed since 2016 for safety reasons, Florence’s Vasari Corridor will reopen in 2021. The passageway will undergo an 18-month renovation costing 10 million euros. Commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici in 1565 and built in 1585, the enclosed Vasari Corridor was a way for Flore...
  • Italian Wine Producers Being Investigates For Fraud Italian Wine Producers Being Invest... Published on Saturday, March 9, 2019 by
    More than Italian 50 wine producers, including vineyards and bottling companies, are under investigation for falsely advertising their wines. Due to unfavorable weather conditions for wine grapes, recent years’ harvests have declined. Investigators allege that to make up for crop shor...
  • First Beach Smoking Ban in Italy First Beach Smoking Ban in Italy Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by
    The Venitian beach resort of Bibione  will ban cigarettes beginning at the end of May, in time for the summer crowds. The beach is the first to ban smoking in Italy, and intends to eliminate cigarette butt pollution and the exposure of visitors to secondhand smoke. Italy banned smoking in...
  • New Tram Line Connects Florence Airport to Center New Tram Line Connects Florence Air... Published on Thursday, February 28, 2019 by
    A new tram line has opened in Florence, connecting the airport and the city center at Piazza dell’Unità near Santa Maria Novella Central Station in 22 minutes. The T2 line is the second tram line to open in Florence and has 12 stops. The T1 line opened in 2010 and links Villa Costanza w...