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  • The Italy Mix: Giro d’Italia Starts, Pizza Makers Needed The Italy Mix: Giro d’Italia ... Published on Friday, May 3, 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: Giro d'Italia to Start: This is the 96th year for this round Italy bike race. (ANSA) Mad Men Star Owes Everything...
  • Visiting Venice This Summer? Do You Know The Etiquette? Visiting Venice This Summer? Do You... Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by
    Venice receives an average of 80,000 visitors per day. That's a staggering number considering Venice only has 60,000 permanent residents. And how to get them all the behave in such a small space? With rules of etiquette... The city of Venice is starting an initiative called 'Venice Your...
  • Navigating Tourist Taxes and Hotel Taxes in Italy Navigating Tourist Taxes and Hotel ... Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by
    When visiting Italy and staying in a hotel, depending on which city you're visiting, you will be paying a "city tax" or "tourist tax" for each night of accommodations. Usually this tax must be paid directly to the hotel (no matter who you booked through) at the end of your stay. Here i...
  • Real Italian Salami Coming to The U.S. Real Italian Salami Coming to The U... Published on Friday, April 26, 2013 by
    A long-standing ban on the import of salami into the United States will be lifted on May 28, according to the Italian news agency ANSA.  Previously the American Federal Drug Administration prohibited the import of cured pork products. The move will open up a huge market for Italian salami...
  • The Italy Mix: Cruising the Po River, Eating in Bologna The Italy Mix: Cruising the Po Rive... Published on Wednesday, April 24, 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: 17 Italian Treasures to Explore: Beaches, spas, restaurants and sites that truly evoke Italia. (AFAR) First U.S. S...
  • Italy Travel Photo – Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi Italy Travel Photo – Basilica... Published on Sunday, April 21, 2013 by
    Assisi (in the region of Umbria) and its start attraction, the Basilica of St. Francis, have always been popular with tourists but the election of the new Pope Francis makes them even more popular than ever. This is a view of the top level of the basilica with a statue of the saint in ...
  • Italy Travel Photo – Beautiful Tropea in Calabria Italy Travel Photo – Beautifu... Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013 by
    Ready for the beach? One of the most beautiful beaches in Italy is in the southern Italian town of Tropea in the region of Calabria. Tropea is also known for its stunning Norman cathedral and delicious red onions. Ready to plan a trip to Tropea or Calabria, contact  ItalyVacations.com...
  • Italian Town Now Charging Admission Italian Town Now Charging Admission Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by
    It may be a sign of the times in cash-strapped and decaying Italy: an Italian town will now be charging visitors admission. The mayor of Civita di Bagnoregio, some 90 miles north of Rome, says his town is in desperate need of repair and thus will require visitors to purchase a three-euro ...
  • Enjoy Slow Art Day at Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi Enjoy Slow Art Day at Florence̵... Published on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by
    An event taking place in over 100 locations throughout the world, Slow Art Day is a chance for art fans to take in beautiful works s-l-o-w-l-y. This year Slow Art Day is April 27.  If you're in Florence, a great place to experience the day is at Palazzo Strozzi. The Florentine reports ...
  • The Italy Mix: New Hotel Initiative in Italy, New NY-Milan Flight The Italy Mix: New Hotel Initiative... Published on Sunday, April 14, 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: New Hotel Initiative in Italy: The Italian government leases abandoned castles to hoteliers for cash. (Skift.com) ...