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  • Steve’s Travel Tips: Easter in Italy (Video) Steve’s Travel Tips: Easter i... Published on Friday, March 22, 2019 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 Easter in Italy!  Easter is coming up! No one can celebrat...
  • Florence’s Vasari Corridor to Reopen in 2021 Florence’s Vasari Corridor to... Published on Thursday, March 14, 2019 by
    After being closed since 2016 for safety reasons, Florence’s Vasari Corridor will reopen in 2021. The passageway will undergo an 18-month renovation costing 10 million euros. Commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici in 1565 and built in 1585, the enclosed Vasari Corridor was a way for Flore...
  • Italian Wine Producers Being Investigates For Fraud Italian Wine Producers Being Invest... Published on Saturday, March 9, 2019 by
    More than Italian 50 wine producers, including vineyards and bottling companies, are under investigation for falsely advertising their wines. Due to unfavorable weather conditions for wine grapes, recent years’ harvests have declined. Investigators allege that to make up for crop shor...
  • First Beach Smoking Ban in Italy First Beach Smoking Ban in Italy Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by
    The Venitian beach resort of Bibione  will ban cigarettes beginning at the end of May, in time for the summer crowds. The beach is the first to ban smoking in Italy, and intends to eliminate cigarette butt pollution and the exposure of visitors to secondhand smoke. Italy banned smoking in...
  • New Tram Line Connects Florence Airport to Center New Tram Line Connects Florence Air... Published on Thursday, February 28, 2019 by
    A new tram line has opened in Florence, connecting the airport and the city center at Piazza dell’Unità near Santa Maria Novella Central Station in 22 minutes. The T2 line is the second tram line to open in Florence and has 12 stops. The T1 line opened in 2010 and links Villa Costanza w...
  • Italian Olive Oil Supplies Running Out Italian Olive Oil Supplies Running ... Published on Friday, February 22, 2019 by
    Climate change and disease is threatening to endanger Italian olive oil, with supply expected to run out by April. According to Italian agricultural association Coldiretti, last season’s olive harvest fell 57% to a 25-year low due to weather and disease affecting the crop. Italy is the s...
  • Perillo Tours Loves Travel Agents Perillo Tours Loves Travel Agents Published on Saturday, February 16, 2019 by
    Perillo Tours loves travel agents! They know Perillo Tours will provide their clients with the most authentic and worry-free tours of Italy and Hawaii. Perillo has been working with many of their favorite agents for decades. To show appreciation for some of their New York agents, S...
  • Vatican City Now Has An Athletic Team Vatican City Now Has An Athletic Te... Published on Thursday, February 14, 2019 by
    Vatican City sits completely within the city of Rome so it is sometimes easy to forget that it is indeed its own city-state. However, it is likely that soon the Vatican will have its own athletics team with the hopes of perhaps competing on the world stage at the Olympic Games. Thanks t...
  • St. Valentine’s Connection to Umbrian Town of Terni St. Valentine’s Connection to... Published on Sunday, February 10, 2019 by
    Most of the world celebrates Valentine’s Day on February 14, but it is not widely known that St. Valentine was born and later buried in the Umbrian town of Terni. February 14th is the anniversary of his death and it is a day to celebrate love and lovers. According to one legend, St. V...
  • Bologna Rewards “Green” Behavior Bologna Rewards “Green”... Published on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by
    The city of Bologna is famous for its cuisine and its covered porticoes, but recently it is making headlines for other reasons. From April to September each year, the city’s initiative “Bella Mossa” kicks into full swing. “Bella Mossa” translates to “Good Job” or “Good Move...