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The Italy Mix: Italian Islands, Sorrento, Matera
Published on Thursday, April 10, 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: Sorrento So Cool:  Its cobbled streets are lined with historic buildings, beautiful boutiques, refined restaurants and fabulous hotels.   (Daily Star) Italian Islands: Many of Ital...
Paying Cash in Italy? Ask for A Discount or “Sconto”
Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by While credit cards are more widely accepted than ever in Italy, cash is still king in this society. Travelers can use the "cash is king" belief, as well as good old bargaining,  to their advantage. Italian business owners absolutely detest paying credit card transaction fees. If you are going to buy several items in a store or make a big purchase, ask for a sconto...
Steve’s Travel Tips: The Pope Francis Effect (Video)
Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I have 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. Rome is the place to be these days! With the popularity of Pope Francis soaring, the number of visitors to the Italian capital increased 5% last year and visits to the Vatican increased ...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Planning a Family Vacation in Italy (Video)
Published on Thursday, December 12, 2013 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I have 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'd love to share my tips for planning a family vacation in Italy. This is a popular travel dream that many folks have and with a little advance planning you can make it a...
The Italy Travel Video Guaranteed to Make You Hungry
Published on Sunday, September 15, 2013 by 10 Things We Love About Italy from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo....
10 Italian Cooking and Dining Mistakes
Published on Sunday, September 8, 2013 by The Academia Barilla in Parma is the first international center dedicated to the development and promotion of Italian gastronomic culture. So the folks there know a thing or two about Italian food and how it should be prepared and eaten. The center recently published  10 Italian cooking commandments according to Academia Barilla. Here they are: 1. You shall not s...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Renting A Villa in Italy (Video)
Published on Friday, August 23, 2013 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I have 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'd love to share my tips for renting a villa in Italy. This is a popular travel dream that many folks have and with a little advance planning you can make it a reality. A...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Visiting the Venice Biennale (Video)
Published on Friday, August 9, 2013 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I have 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'd love to tell you about the 55th Annual Venice Biennale, the world's largest exhibit of contemporary art. taking place in Venice now through the end of November 2013. ...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Driving in Italy (Video)
Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I'm have a video 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 driving in Italy! You've probably heard that it can practically be a contact sport but really it is a terrific way to tour the great country of Italy. There are...
Steve’s Travel Tips: Navigating Coffee Bars in Italy
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 espresso at an Italian coffee bar. Now it isn't as easy as you might think - there...