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  • Exhibit: Bill Viola Video Installation in Florence Exhibit: Bill Viola Video Installat... Published on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by
    A new video installation, running through July 23, at Palazzo Strozzi  in Florence celebrates the contemporary work of Bill Viola. The exhibit, Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance, links the artist’s contemporary work with that of Renaissance painters. Viola, an American contemporary ...
  • Rome Coffee Prices Face Hike Rome Coffee Prices Face Hike Published on Sunday, March 26, 2017 by
    Coffee, a cultural staple in Rome, has long been among Italy’s, and the world’s, cheapest cups of espresso. That may change, though, as coffee prices are set to increase at bars all over the city. Romans, entrenched in the national coffee culture like most Italians, will have to pay 10...
  • Steve’s Travel Tips: Easter in Italy (Video) Steve’s Travel Tips: Easter i... Published on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 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!  No one can celebrate spring and Easter ...
  • Taormina Sicily Prepping For G7 Summit Taormina Sicily Prepping For G7 Sum... Published on Sunday, March 12, 2017 by
    Taormina, Sicily will host the G7 Summit in May, an annual meeting of seven of the world’s largest industrialized democracies, called the Group of Seven (G7). The group discusses issues such as global economics and trade, foreign policy, humanitarian issues, health, development and clim...
  • Florence’s Accademia Launching Membership Card Florence’s Accademia Launchin... Published on Monday, March 6, 2017 by
    Today, Michelangelo’s birthday, the Accademia in Florence will is launching its new membership card, called the Friends of David after the sculptor’s most famous piece. The card is aimed at Florentines or frequent visitors, including foreigners. For those under age 28, the card will ...
  • Ferris Wheel Coming to Pisa’s Leaning Tower Ferris Wheel Coming to Pisa’s... Published on Friday, March 3, 2017 by
    The city of Pisa will soon have another tourist attraction – a 165-foot Ferris wheel – to compete in height with its famous 183-foot leaning tower. For three months this summer, the Ferris wheel will be temporarily installed in a former parking lot to test its popularity and appeal to ...
  • Prosecco-Producing Towns Apply for UNESCO World Heritage Status Prosecco-Producing Towns Apply for ... Published on Sunday, February 26, 2017 by
    Italy’s National Commission for UNESCO has applied for UNESCO World Heritage status for its famous sparkling wine, Prosecco  – specifically, for the hills of the Prosecco-producing towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. If the UNESCO headquarters in Paris approve the proposal in 2018...
  • New Siena Exhibit Shares Treasures Salvaged From Earthquake New Siena Exhibit Shares Treasures ... Published on Thursday, February 16, 2017 by
    Siena is hosting an exhibit revealing the damage done by October earthquakes in Norcia and the surrounding areas, about 126 miles to the southeast, in its Duomo crypt and the Santa Maria della Scala Museum complex. The exhibit, called La Bellezza Ferita: Norcia EarthHeartArtQuake runs thr...
  • The Italy Mix: Venice in Winter, Why Tuscans Live Long The Italy Mix: Venice in Winter, Wh... Published on Friday, February 10, 2017 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: Venice In Winter:  This is actually the best season to visit La Serenissima - no heat, no crowds. (Stuff) UNESC...
  • Mausoleum of Augustus To Be Restored Mausoleum of Augustus To Be Restore... Published on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by
    With a grant from an Italian telecommunications company, restoration work on the Mausoleum of Augustus is finally set to begin. The mausoleum, built for Augustus, the first emperor of Rome, is more than 2,000 years old and has been showing its age due to neglect that has allowed it to beco...
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