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  • Video: Singing Italian Nun Is The Talk of Italy Video: Singing Italian Nun Is The T... Published on Thursday, March 20, 2014 by
    What's everyone in Italy talking about today? An Italian nun who sang her heart out on the television program, The Italian Voice.  She's now an Internet sensation worldwide! 25-year-old Suor Cristina Scoccia from Sicily sang Alicia Keys' "No One." She wasn't visible to the judges wh...
  • What to Know About the April 27th Canonization at the Vatican What to Know About the April 27th C... Published on Monday, March 17, 2014 by
    All eyes have been on the Vatican for a year now, with the election of Pope Francis and his incredible popularity resulting in "the Pope Francis Effect." The fervor only seems to be on the increase with the upcoming canonization of two former popes on April 27 at the Vatican.  In Septe...
  • Take the Kids to Italy with Smithsonian and Perillo Tours Take the Kids to Italy with Smithso... Published on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by
    Have kids or grandkids? Ready to show them the world? Here's your chance to take them on a once-in-a-lifetime trip and see Europe along with other families through our partnership with Smithsonian Journeys. Italy, England/France or Spain...the choice is yours! Spotlight - Treasures of ...
  • The Italy Mix: The Great Beauty Tour, New in Florence The Italy Mix: The Great Beauty Tou... Published on Sunday, March 9, 2014 by
    The Italy Mix is a weekly 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: The Great Beauty Tour: The Italian movie "La Grande Bellezza" won an Oscar last week. Here's a guide to where...
  • Video: New Animated Movie Features Historic Florence Video: New Animated Movie Features ... Published on Friday, March 7, 2014 by
    Mr. Peabody & Sherman, the latest animated release from DreamWorks,  opens today in the U.S. (and March 13th in Italy). It is noteworthy to Italophiles because part of the animated action takes place in Renaissance Florence. The main characters in the movie are Mr. Peabody, the most a...
  • New in Italy: Largest Maze in the World New in Italy: Largest Maze in the W... Published on Sunday, March 2, 2014 by
    It took eight years to construct and now the world's largest maze or labyrinth is set to open in Italy. The 17-acre Labirinto della Masone is set on the estate of art publisher Franco Maria Ricci in the town of Fontanellato near Parma in the region of Emilia-Romagna. Italy Magazine re...
  • Florence’s Hidden Art Collection Open For Limited Time Florence’s Hidden Art Collect... Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by
    If you're visiting the Uffizi Gallery in Florence between now and April 29th, you have an exciting opportunity to see one of Florence's hidden art collections. Visit Tuscany reports that the Contini Bonacossi Collection, usually closed to the public, will be available for guided tours (tho...
  • The Italy Mix: Silent Places, Hidden Art in Florence The Italy Mix: Silent Places, Hidde... Published on Sunday, February 23, 2014 by
    The Italy Mix is a weekly 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: Academy of Silence: A new organization in Tuscany seeks to gather a list of the quietest hotels, towns and ot...
  • “Other” Florence Museums Worth Visiting “Other” Florence Museum... Published on Saturday, February 22, 2014 by
    Florence is the home of two of the world's most famous and most visited museums — the Uffizi and the Accademia Gallery — so it isn't surprising that some of the "other" Florence museums don't get as much publicity but can be just as fascinating and worth seeing. So if you're visiting F...
  • 5 Ways To Enjoy The Italian Riviera and Lake Como 5 Ways To Enjoy The Italian Riviera... Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by
    Ready to travel to Italy but you're seeking peace and serenity instead of crowded cultural attractions? R&R, Italian-style can be yours on the stunning Italian Riviera and Lake Como in northern Italy. I've made a list of 5 incredible experiences you can have in this special corner of...