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Pantelleria: 5 Things You Don’t Know About this Sicilian Wonder

Pantelleria (photo courtesy Perillo Tours)

An Unbiased Italy Travel Blog Brought to You by Perillo Tours Pantelleria. You will be forgiven if you’ve never heard of it. It is about as far away from mainland Italy as you can get and still be considered Italy. It can be found between Sicily and Tunisia. Whether or not you’ve heard of Pantelleria, you may not know these five fun facts about the island: 1. The island’s dammusi date back to the 10th century. Dammusi, the signature homes of the island, were first built during the 10th century and are unique to Pantelleria. These homes have a rectangular ...

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Unusual Weather Delivers Italy’s Worst Grape Harvest in Decades

Wine grapes (photo courtesy Perillo Tours)

Summer storms have dampened Italian wine grape production, putting this year’s harvest on track to be the most meager since 1950.

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A Few Lessons on Learning Italian

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After reading an interesting article, I decided to come clean on my relationship with learning Italian.

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Taxes Up in Rome’s Luxury Hotels

A hotel in Rome (photo courtesy Perillo Tours)

Italian lawmakers recently approved a new lodging tax, hiking fees for five-star and four-star hotels from 3 to 7 € and 6€, respectively.

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Enjoying Siena After Sixty

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Siena is one of Italy’s most beautiful medieval cities, well worth a trip even if you are only in Tuscany for a few days.

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Italy’s Monuments Looking for Donors

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The Colosseum is being renovated through funds from Tod’s, Bulgari is sprucing up the Spanish Steps and Fendi is refurbishing the Trevi Fountain.

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Spoleto: Trekking In and Out of Town

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We chose to stay in Spoleto for six days because of its location in southern Umbria. We were not disappointed.

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New Rules at Italian State Museums

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As of July 1st, new rules are being applied to visits of Italy’s state museums, such as the Uffizi in Florence.

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Puglia Quickly Becoming Hot Destination for Wine Seekers

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One of Wine Spectator’s top ten picks for this year’s hottest wine destinations is Puglia, the heel and spur of the Italian boot.

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Rome’s Trevi Fountain Undergoes Renovation

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Where is the one place any visitor to Rome must go? Why Trevi Fountain of course! As throwing three coins in the fountain promises a return trip to the Eternal City.

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A tour of the Vatican Library

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Through the auspices of a good friend, we were given a guided tour of the Vatican Library. What an amazing highlight for a book lover!

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The Five P’s of Parma

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We have loved visiting Parma for many years and have often wondered why it is not more frequented by tourists.

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