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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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Offida (Marche)

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Offida, a little Town in the Marche, in the Province of Ascoli Piceno.

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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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Vatican Opens Ancient Necropolis to Public

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On Feb. 3, the Vatican opened the Roman Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis to the public for the first time.

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Experience San Gimignano Tuscany As It Was in 1300

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Visiting San Gimignano, the Tuscan town famous for its towers, can feel like a journey back in time. One of the town’s museums – San Gimignano 1300 – helps you have this time travel feeling with an historic, miniature version of what this UNESCO World Heritage Site was like in the year 1300.

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Rome By The Numbers

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Ever thought about Rome in terms of numbers? We did and here are the numbers that tell the story of the Eternal City.

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Is Rome Too Noisy at Night?

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An Unbiased Italy Travel Blog Brought to You by Perillo Tours 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 nighttime noise levels (over 55 decibels) in many areas of Rome. According to WantedinRome.com, “the loudest street in the city is Vicolo del Cinque in Trastevere, which recorded a volume ...

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