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  • Italian Christmas Markets Italian Christmas Markets Published on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by
    Many tourists from the United States hear “Christmas market” and immediately think of Germany’s deservedly famous “Weinachtsmarkts” and “Kristkindlmarkts,” both of which conjure up the smell of Gluehwein and the sizzle of roast bratwurst. But Italy has its own legion of marke...
  • Steve’s Italy Travel Tips: Christmas in Italy (Video) Steve’s Italy Travel Tips: Ch... Published on Monday, December 10, 2018 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. In this video,  I'm talking about Christmas in Italy, traveling to Italy for Christmas, I...
  • Italian Christmas Dessert Recipe: Struffoli Italian Christmas Dessert Recipe: S... Published on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by
    Nothing says Christmas in Italy quite like a pile of struffoli on an Italian table. The marble-sized dough balls are deep-fried to a golden hue, coated in honey and tiny hard sprinkles. While the traditional recipe calls for deep-frying the balls, some modern recipes call for spreading t...
  • High-Speed Trains To Run From Rome’s Fiumicino High-Speed Trains To Run From Rome&... Published on Saturday, December 1, 2018 by
    Beginning December 18th, travelers will be able to take high-speed Frecciarossa trains straight from Rome’s airport to destinations across Italy. The Frecciarossa trains will connect Fiumicino Airport with Florence, Venice, Pisa, La Spezia and Genoa. Currently, travelers have to go into ...
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa Is Leaning Less The Leaning Tower of Pisa Is Leanin... Published on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by
    Construction work completed in 2001 is having an unexpected effect on the Leaning Tower of Pisa: Since then, its tilt has lessened by 1.5 inches. The tower was closed to visitors from 1990 to 2001 while construction work was done to correct the tilt and protect its long-term stability. ...
  • Graffiti Brings Back Italian Words Graffiti Brings Back Italian Words Published on Friday, November 23, 2018 by
    Editors at Italy’s Zanichelli Publishing House launched a campaign to revive Italian words that have fallen out of use, by painting graffiti with the words and their definitions onto city streets. The campaign, marked with the hashtag #laculturasifastrada on social media, aims to bring a...
  • Cyber Monday Travel Sale on Valentine’s Day In Sorrento Cyber Monday Travel Sale on Valenti... Published on Friday, November 16, 2018 by
    Mark  your calendar for Cyber Monday! Perillo's Learning Journeys has an incredible special for Valentine's Day Live Like a Local in Sorrento: Land and Air, February 10 to 17, 2019. There is limited availability for this 8-day/6-night adventure. The Amalfi Coast is one of those places ...
  • Upcoming Black Friday Travel Deals From Perillo Tours and Italy Vacations Upcoming Black Friday Travel Deals ... Published on Thursday, November 15, 2018 by
    Save $500 Per Couple On Any Italy or Hawaii Tour* Your calendar is surely marked for Black Friday this year. But the big savings is at Perillo Tours. On Black Friday only, Perillo Tours, a leader in escorted travel to Italy for more than 70 years, is offering $500 off per couple ($25...
  • Did Pompeii Erupt Two Months Later Than Thought? Did Pompeii Erupt Two Months Later ... Published on Saturday, November 10, 2018 by
    History tells us that the city of Pompeii was destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted on August 22, 79 AD – or was it two months later? Experts now believe that could be the case, as an inscription written in charcoal on the wall of a newly excavated home in Pompeii may indicate that Ve...
  • Go Inside Rome’s Palaces in November Go Inside Rome’s Palaces in N... Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by
    This month, Turismo Culturale Italiano is inviting visitors into 73 of palaces in Rome for guided tours during its sixth annual Porte Aperte event. Many of these residential palaces, built between the Renaissance and the 20th century, are privately owned and not usually open to the publ...