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The Italy Mix: Venice via Google, Chianti Travel Tips
Published on Friday, November 15, 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: Venice: Google Street View: How did Google captures the alleys of Venice without cars? Employees carrying backpack-mounted cameras. (The Guardian) St. Peter's Bones: For the first time in hist...
You Can and Should Drink the Water In Rome
Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Italy is the largest consumer of bottled water. This is something you might notice when you are traveling in Italy; you're almost never offered tap water. This is a left over from many years ago when Italian tap water was considered unsafe. It is perfectly safe - all over the country, but is particularly pure and tasty in  Rome. In the Eternal City, the best wa...
New Rome Food Tours
Published on Thursday, October 10, 2013 by You can't fully experience Rome without tasting the local culinary delights that make this city so unique. I'm excited to announce that Perillo's ItalyVacations.com is now offering two three-hour insider food tours that will have your mouth-watering as you walk around Rome. Traditional Flavors in Rome starts with breakfast and coffee and one of Rome's oldest cafes....
Fall In Love With Rome: Roman Adventure Travel Package
Published on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by Rome is a dream in the fall and winter...still warmer than home, fewer crowds and the light hitting the Eternal City's ancient stones in the most magnificent way. You will have time to explore the city on your own with a 4-star home base and guided tours of the highlights. Plus off season means travel at a great price; this package starts at $1,524 per person based on...
Rome By The Numbers
Published on Sunday, October 6, 2013 by Ever thought about Rome in terms of numbers? We did and here are the numbers that tell the story of the Eternal City: 7 - Number of hills in Rome. 15 miles - Distance from central Rome to the sea. 43 years- Average age of a Roman resident. 70.5 degrees - Average high temperature in October, in Fahrenheit. 108.7 acres - Size of Vatican City. 800 square meters...
The Italy Mix: New Perfume Museum, Driving in Italy
Published on Sunday, September 29, 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: Rome - Most Popular City in Italy:  Hotels.com reports that Rome beat out other Italian cities for most-visited title. (ANSA) 10 Beautiful Places to Visit in Italy: It is hard to pick the most...
Italy Travel Photo: Red Vespas in Rome
Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by You can't visit the city of Rome without coming upon a Vespa parked on almost any street or whizzing by. These red Vespas truly stand out against a Roman backdrop. Photo by tekaybe, flickr.com...
Is Rome Too Noisy at Night?
Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013 by There's no doubt that Rome is a bustling city. As you explore Rome, you can hear the buzz of Vespas on the road, the trinkle of fountains, the chatter of conversations in Italian. But is Rome too loud? Especially at night? The Italian environmental association Legambiente conducted some noise readings in conjunction with an Italian newspaper and found illegal night...
The Italy Mix: Erice Sicily, Protecting Venice
Published on Thursday, June 13, 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: A World of Mist and Stone in Sicily: Explore the walled town of Erice in northwestern Sicily. A local says, "You don’t come here to see sights, you come here to be here.”  (The Boston Globe) ...
The Italy Mix: New Hotel Initiative in Italy, New NY-Milan Flight
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) Slide Show: Fast Lane in Italy: Take a midnight Vespa ride through a Tuscan vill...