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  • Rome’s Catacombs of Priscilla Reopen, Mapped by Google Rome’s Catacombs of Priscilla... Published on Thursday, November 21, 2013 by
    The Catacombs of Priscilla in Rome, eight miles of tunnels off the Via Salaria, reopened to the public this week after years of restoration. Catacombs were used for Christian burial in Rome from the late 2nd century to the 4th century.  These series of burial chambers, carved out o...
  • The Italy Mix: Venice via Google, Chianti Travel Tips The Italy Mix: Venice via Google, C... Published on Friday, November 15, 2013 by
    The Italy Mix is a post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web each week. Here are our top picks for this week: Venice: Google Street View: How did Google captures the alleys of Venice without cars? Employees carrying backpack-m...
  • Olive Oil Harvest: Visiting An Olive Mill in Campania Olive Oil Harvest: Visiting An Oliv... Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by
    What do Italians do at the end of October and beginning of November? They harvest their olives. Up and down the country, huge olive producers as well as folks with just a few trees on their property bring together friends and workers to pick the olives from the trees. Once picked, ...
  • Venice Bans Giant Cruise Ships Venice Bans Giant Cruise Ships Published on Saturday, November 9, 2013 by
    Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta this week approved plans to limit cruise ship traffic in the Venice lagoon, and moving to ban giant cruise ships from the area.  Over the past decade and a half, Venice has become one of the busiest and most important cruise destinations in ...
  • Ready to Travel to Italy in 2014? The New Brochure Is Here! Ready to Travel to Italy in 2014? T... Published on Thursday, November 7, 2013 by
    If Italy (or Greece) is on your bucket list for 2014, take a look at the Perillo Tours Italy 2014 brochure! You can view it online or order it to be sent to your home. Can't wait to see you in Italy in 2014!...
  • You Can and Should Drink the Water In Rome You Can and Should Drink the Water ... Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by
    Italy is the largest consumer of bottled water. This is something you might notice when you are traveling in Italy; you're almost never offered tap water. This is a left over from many years ago when Italian tap water was considered unsafe. It is perfectly safe - all over the country, bu...
  • Eating in Rome: The Best Tiramisu Eating in Rome: The Best Tiramisu Published on Friday, November 1, 2013 by
    When in Rome, do as the Romans do and when it comes to the lauded dessert Tiramisu, they get theirs at Pompi. Pompi is known as "Il Regno Del Tiramisù"  or "the kingdom of Tiramisu." The original location for the kingdom is a coffee shop/bar, Bar Pompi,  in Piazza Roma di Rè. Thi...
  • Eating in Puglia: Pasticciotto Eating in Puglia: Pasticciotto Published on Monday, October 28, 2013 by
    I've been in the region of Puglia, in the heel of the Italian boot,  this week. The most southern part of the region is called the Salento and here they eat a favorite sweet pastry -- pasticciotto! This single-serving, crusted cake with sweet filling was born sometime in the 18th ce...
  • Lost DaVinci Mural Uncovered in Milan Lost DaVinci Mural Uncovered in Mil... Published on Saturday, October 26, 2013 by
    Hidden beneath seven layers of paint,  a mural of trees  sketched by Leonard Da Vinci have been uncovered in a room of the Sforza Castle in Milan. Restorers working on the Now the Sala  delle Asse (Room of Planks), which Da Vinci decorated during 1498 with a mural of trees, have  un...
  • The Italy Mix: Orvieto, Rules for Eating in Italy The Italy Mix: Orvieto, Rules for E... Published on Saturday, October 19, 2013 by
    The Italy Mix is a post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web each week. Here are our top picks for this week: Exploring Orvieto: Rick Steves say this town in Umbria is everything an Italian hill town should be!  (Travel Age...
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