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  • Shroud of Turin To Go on Display in 2015 Shroud of Turin To Go on Display in... Published on Sunday, November 9, 2014 by
    The Shroud of Turin will go on display for the first time in five years in the spring of 2015, in coordination with a visit by Pope Francis. The sacred cloth, said to have wrapped Jesus Christ in his tomb, is stored in the Turin Cathedral in a climate-controlled case and will be on display...
  • Steve’s Travel Tips: The Olive Harvest in Italy (Video) Steve’s Travel Tips: The Oliv... Published on Friday, November 7, 2014 by
    I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I have 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. This week I'm talking about enjoying the olive harvest in Italy. Italians look forward to the fall for any...
  • Nero’s House – Domus Aurea – Reopens in Rome Nero’s House – Domus Au... Published on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by
    Emperor Nero’s opulent palace in Rome, built in 64 AD and closed since 2005, is open to the public once again—this time, though, only on weekends to allow restoration work to continue. Because most of the structure is still damaged, just 8,530 square feet of the palace’s 170,000 squa...
  • Mussolini’s Secret Wartime Air Bunker Opens to Public Mussolini’s Secret Wartime Ai... Published on Monday, November 3, 2014 by
    New photos of one of Benito Mussolini’s secret underground war bunkers have surfaced as Rome celebrates the 40th anniversary of the end of fascism and as the bunker opens for visitors. One of 12 bunkers eventually built in Rome for Mussolini, this shelter was built in 1940 because Mu...
  • Matera Named European Capital of Culture for 2019 Matera Named European Capital of Cu... Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by
    After a fierce competition, Matera in the southern Italian region of Basilicata has been named as European Capital of Culture for 2019. The small town expects more than 5 million visitors in 2019, and plans to complete public works projects and city improvements to host the event. A t...
  • The Italy Mix: Swiss Guards Cookbook, How the Duomo Was Built The Italy Mix: Swiss Guards Cookboo... Published on Monday, October 27, 2014 by
    The Italy Mix is a weekly 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: Swiss Guards Launch Cookbook: Sure they guard the Pope, but did you know that they can cook too? It includes the favo...
  • 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Dolomites 5 Things You Didn’t Know Abou... Published on Friday, October 24, 2014 by
    These beautiful mountains are one of the gems of Northern Italy. Here are five facts you might not have not about this corner of Italy: 1. The Dolomites were designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. The mountain range in northern Italy received this designation for its subli...
  • Steve Perillo’s Excellent Roman Adventure Steve Perillo’s Excellent Rom... Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by
    It is no secret that my favorite city in the world is bella Roma - the Eternal City! You would think, given how often I visit that I would get a little tired of it but quite the contrary, I find there's always something new to see and do...and well, FUN to be had! FUN was the name of th...
  • Roman Amphitheater Found Under Palazzo Vecchio in Florence Roman Amphitheater Found Under Pala... Published on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by
    Archaeological excavations have proven that the heart of Florence has been in the same spot for thousands of years – underneath the famous Palazzo Vecchio, itself built in 1299. The excavations unearthed the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheater in Florence, extending to nearby Piazza d...
  • Florence’s Flood Markers Florence’s Flood Markers Published on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 by
    The small silver plaques posted on the sides of buildings in Florence are inconspicuous, but their significance isn’t lost on Florentines. These rectangular flood markers all around the city, dating from medieval times, have inscriptions with the date of each flood and a line indicat...