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  • 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...
  • Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele Celebrates 150 Years Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Ema... Published on Friday, September 15, 2017 by
    This week, Milan is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the world’s first shopping mall and one of Milan’s grandest landmarks. It opened on Sept. 15, 1867 and was commissioned by King Vittorio Emanuele II in 1865, who had unified Italy just four year...
  • Hide and Seek In An Abandoned Italian Town Hide and Seek In An Abandoned Itali... Published on Monday, September 11, 2017 by
    This weekend, the abandoned Italian town of Consonno hosted the eighth annual Nascondino World Championship, a hide-and-seek event of epic proportions and the world’s only event of its kind. Eighty teams of five players each from around the world gathered to compete for the title, camp i...
  • Museo dell’Opera del Duomo Gives Voice to Religious Artwork Museo dell’Opera del Duomo Gives ... Published on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by
    Almost two years after its renovation and reopening, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo in Florence is employing a creative strategy to attract visitors. Drawing upon an idea put forth by its director, Monsignor Timothy Verdon, the museum is looking at religious artworks in a re-created reli...
  • Pepe in Grani Voted Best Pizza in Italy Pepe in Grani Voted Best Pizza in I... Published on Monday, August 28, 2017 by
    Pepe in Grani, in the town of Caiazzo in the region of Campania, has won the title of best pizza in Italy for 2017 according to online Italian pizzeria guide 50 Top Pizza. The restaurant received top marks not only for the quality of its food, but also for its beer and wine list, service, ...
  • Some Florence Ticket Prices to Go Up in 2018 Some Florence Ticket Prices to Go U... Published on Thursday, August 24, 2017 by
    Beginning March 1, 2018, visitors to the Uffizi Gallery, the Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens will pay more for tickets as the museums switch to a season-based admission system with higher prices for visitors coming in spring and summer. In peak season (March 1 to October 31), ticket...
  • Rome Moves to Control Crowds at Trevi Fountain Rome Moves to Control Crowds at Tre... Published on Monday, August 21, 2017 by
    Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi’s administration has introduced a temporary period of controlled access to the Trevi Fountain through a set path. During the 80-day trial period that began on July 25, volunteer patrols are controlling the flow of traffic around the fountain and reminding touris...
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