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  • Rome Exhibit: Machiavelli’s “The Prince” Turns 500 Rome Exhibit: Machiavelli’s &... Published on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by
    The most translated book from the Italian language, The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli celebrates its 500th birthday this year with a special exhibit in Rome. The exhibition “Niccolò Machiavelli: The Prince and His Times 1513-2013" runs through June 16th at Rome's Vittoriano Museum Comple...
  • Rent Sting’s Villa in Tuscany Rent Sting’s Villa in Tuscany Published on Friday, May 24, 2013 by
    Rock star Sting and his wife Trudie Styler are now renting out their 16th-century estate in the Chianti area of Tuscany. Il Palagio has six cottages offering overnight accommodations for 50 guests, plus it is the perfect venue for a Tuscan wedding. According to The Daily Mail, "Up to 20...
  • The Italy Mix: World Nutella Day, Spoleto Festival The Italy Mix: World Nutella Day, S... Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by
    The Italy Mix is a 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: Will World Nutella Day Go On?: Italian chocolate maker issues cease and desist to fan's yearly celebration. But have ...
  • Steve’s Travel Tips: Navigating Coffee Bars in Italy Steve’s Travel Tips: Navigati... Published on Monday, May 20, 2013 by
    I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I'm thrilled to have started a new 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. This week I'm talking about the great Italian tradition of drinking coffee or es...
  • Italy Travel Photo – Alabaster Craftsman in Volterra Tuscany Italy Travel Photo – Alabaste... Published on Thursday, May 16, 2013 by
      One of the magical experiences of visiting Italy is watching master artisans at work... This craftsman is in the town of Volterra, in Tuscany, a place known for its alabaster creations. Photo by Theodore Scott, flickr.com...
  • Not Italy, But Costa Rica! A New Tour From Perillo Tours Not Italy, But Costa Rica! A New To... Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by
    I just returned from an inspiring and adventurous trip-of-a-lifetime in Costa Rica! Yup, that's me ziplining - and I'm even terrified of heights! I am so enthralled with this stunning country that I want you to have the same exciting adventure that I did...and you can with Perillo's New Co...
  • The Italy Mix: Expensive Gelato, Amalfi Coast Lemons The Italy Mix: Expensive Gelato, Am... Published on Sunday, May 12, 2013 by
    The Italy Mix is a 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: British Family Pays $84 for Ice Cream in Rome: One of the biggest Italy travel stories of the week caused quite a sti...
  • One of My Favorite Rome Restaurants – Orso 80 One of My Favorite Rome Restaurants... Published on Friday, May 10, 2013 by
    If you're traveling to Rome and looking for an authentic dining experience, look no further than Orso 80. You can make a meal out of the antipasti alone at this casual Roman eatery near Piazza Navona. Or another way to put it is don't go to Orso 80 and not partake of the scrumptious appeti...
  • Attend “Night of the Museums” in Italy May 18th Attend “Night of the Museums&... Published on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by
    If you're in Italy on May 18th, you might want to plan to stay up until the wee hours of the morning - not drinking or dancing, but taking in culture at a museum. It is all part of the Night of the Museums or La Notte Dei Musei - an event throughout Europe, including Italy, with free admis...
  • Italy Travel Photo – The Faraglioni of The Island of Capri Italy Travel Photo – The Fara... Published on Monday, May 6, 2013 by
    The stunning island of Capri, off Italy's Amalfi Coast, has been attracting visitors for generations.  One of the islands most famous sites on the island  are the Faraglioni - a group of three geological stacks, just off the coast. They even have names: Stella, Mezzo and Scopolo. ...