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  • The Stars Are Out In Italy The Stars Are Out In Italy Published on Sunday, May 3, 2015 by
    Stars are twinkling brightly in Italy right now—at least stars of the movie variety. Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise and Justin Bieber are all in country this week, and giving the paparazzi plenty of photo opps. Bieber, the new kid on these cobblestoned streets, plays a male model in Ben Stille...
  • Lemon Aid for Sicily’s Power Grid Lemon Aid for Sicily’s Power Grid Published on Monday, April 27, 2015 by
    Back in elementary school, you may have used a lemon from your mother’s kitchen to make a simple battery that could power a single lightbulb. Now, imagine if you could use lemons to light up your entire neighborhood: In Sicily, the region’s massive amount of citrus waste (rinds, pulp, ...
  • Curbing Rome’s Car Habit Curbing Rome’s Car Habit Published on Friday, April 24, 2015 by
    Via Urbana, a quiet cobblestone street, will be the first car-free street in Rome after a municipal council vote to make the street a wholly pedestrian area. Anyone who has ever visited The Eternal City will testify to its eternal din from scooters, cabs and honking cars of all shapes an...
  • Final Prep for Expo Milano Final Prep for Expo Milano Published on Monday, April 20, 2015 by
    In May, Expo Milano will open its doors and not close them until October. It’s been a long journey for the northern Italian city to get ready for this huge international event, and as spring begins, the Milanese are busy putting the final touches on Expo locations, as well as making sure...
  • Emancipated Verse in Florence Emancipated Verse in Florence Published on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by
    Around and about the city of Florence, worn-down walls are covered with text—but it’s not careless graffiti, it’s carefully written poetry, typed on sheets of white paper taped into small galleries. These instances of “poetry on the wall,” as they’re often called, are crafted a...
  • Prosecco Sales Pop Prosecco Sales Pop Published on Thursday, April 9, 2015 by
    Italian wine lovers won’t be surprised that sales of Prosecco have outstripped those of Champagne around the world. Cheaper and sweeter than its French competition, Prosecco is an affordable indulgence that is nonetheless excellent sparkling wine on its own merits. Prosecco DOC comes ...
  • Steve’s Travel Tips: Milan Expo (Video) Steve’s Travel Tips: Milan Ex... Published on Monday, April 6, 2015 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. In this video, I'm talking about the  hottest event in Italy this year-  the Milan Expo - the new versi...
  • Short But Sweet: Rome’s Via Margutta Short But Sweet: Rome’s Via Margu... Published on Sunday, March 29, 2015 by
    In just three blocks, Via Margutta, the shortest street in Rome, encapsulates at least 2,000 years of history and at least a dozen famous names, including Italy’s celebrated filmmaker Federico Fellini, who lived at No. 110 with his actress wife Giulietta Masina. The April 2015 issue o...
  • Introducing The Premiere Issue of Perillo Traveler Introducing The Premiere Issue of P... Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by
    I've always wanted my own magazine and now I have it. The premiere issue of Perillo Traveler - a new digital publication - focusing on our favorite destinations of Italy, Greece, Hawaii, Costa Rice and beyond is here. It is free to download. You can look forward to a new issue every quarte...
  • Pompeii’s Villa dei Misteri Reopens Pompeii’s Villa dei Misteri R... Published on Friday, March 20, 2015 by
    The largest house in  Pompeii fully reopened today following two years of renovation. Villa dei Misteri (Villa of the Mysteries), famous for its frescoes of the cult of Bacchus or  Dionysus, is now completely to visitors. The villa was renovated in stages so parts could remain open. ...