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  • The Italy Mix: If Venice Dies, Roman Holiday Travel Guide The Italy Mix: If Venice Dies, Roma... Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 by
    The Italy Mix is a regular 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: If Venice Dies: A new book contends that tourism and floods could be the end of La Serenissima - so you might want to ...
  • Florence’s Wealthiest Families Same Today As During Renaissance Florence’s Wealthiest Familie... Published on Sunday, October 23, 2016 by
    Remarkably, the wealthiest families in Florence today are descendants of the wealthiest Florentine families from the Renaissance, according to two Italian economists from the Bank of Italy, Guglielmo Barone and Sauro Mocetti, The Wall Street Journal recently reported.  The economists comp...
  • Travel to Rome & Tuscany With Baseball Greats Travel to Rome & Tuscany With ... Published on Thursday, October 20, 2016 by
    What are you doing in January? As Mario Perillo always said "off-season is the best season" for Italy and boy do I have a unique opportunity for our guests! Hurry, and be one of the few fans to tour Rome and Tuscany with baseball greats Didi Gregorious, Jim Leyritz and Wade Boggs on P...
  • Free 24/7 Wine Fountain Opens in Abruzzo Free 24/7 Wine Fountain Opens in Ab... Published on Friday, October 14, 2016 by
    Courtesy of an Italian winery, a new outdoor fountain in Abruzzo now dispenses locally made red wine 24/7, for free, granting wishes of wine drinkers everywhere. The fountain opened on October 9th in the town of Caldari di Ortona in Abruzzo, and though the wine is always flowing and alway...
  • Venice Will Not Be On UNESCO Endangered List Venice Will Not Be On UNESCO Endang... Published on Thursday, October 6, 2016 by
    The United Nations announced that it will not list Venice as an endangered World Heritage Site this year, opting to revisit the issue in 2017 and giving Italy more time to comply with the UN’s recommendations for conservation. Among the problems cited by the UN that are leading to the c...
  • Steve’s At It Again: Perillo’s Latest (Funniest) TV Commercial Steve’s At It Again: Perillo&... Published on Monday, October 3, 2016 by
    A message from Steve Perillo: My father Mario Perillo revolutionized our business with his television commercials, which solidified his position as Mr. Italy to generations of TV viewers. One of the best parts of my job is to carry on his tradition of reaching out to our customers through ...
  • New Anatomy Exhibit at Leonardo da Vinci Museum New Anatomy Exhibit at Leonardo da ... Published on Saturday, October 1, 2016 by
    A new permanent exhibit on anatomy will open Oct. 22 at the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in the artist’s Tuscan hometown of Vinci. The exhibit will explore da Vinci’s anatomical studies and include educational activities, tours and children’s activities. Perhaps the most curious perso...
  • Cool Caves to Visit in Northern Italy Cool Caves to Visit in Northern Ita... Published on Sunday, September 25, 2016 by
    One of Italy’s lesser-known destinations, the Grotta Nuova di Villanova (the New Cave of Villanova) offers visitors a spectacular cave experience complete with stalactites, stalagmites, and other rock and mineral formations. The Grotta Nuova is part of the Grotte di Villanova (Villanova ...
  • Steve’s Travel Tips: Pizza in Italy (Video) Steve’s Travel Tips: Pizza in... Published on Monday, September 19, 2016 by
    No one knows Italy better than Steve Perillo. In his Steve's Travel Tips videos, Steve shares his advice for eating the best pizza in the world in Italy. In this video, he explains that pizza was born in the city of Naples and how the pizza-eating experience is different in Italy than i...
  • Obelisks Restored on Florence’s Piazza Santa Maria Novella Obelisks Restored on Florence’... Published on Saturday, September 10, 2016 by
    As part of an ongoing facelift to Florence’s Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the piazza’s two, 500-year-old marble obelisks have been restored. The project, which cost 95,000€, began in December 2015 and was funded by the Florence I Care project, a collaboration between the city governme...
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