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Italian Town Civita Bagnoregio Now Charging Admission


An Unbiased Italy Travel Blog Brought to You by Perillo Tours 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 ticket to enter. According to Italian news agency ANSA, “The ground has been slowly crumbling beneath Civita, some 145 km north of Rome, for hundreds of years. Some access roads to the town, which has some 15 ...

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Dal Pescatore Owner Named World’s Best Female Chef


An Italian woman has been named the world’s best chef by Restaurant Magazine.

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Cooking Vacations founder Lauren Birmingham Piscitelli


It came as no surprise to Lauren Birmingham Piscitelli that public relations executives were among the most stressed out people in the country. A mover and shaker in the cutthroat world of Boston PR, she felt it in her shoulders and in the pit of her stomach. That stress led her to seek solace in Sorrento, Italy, in 2001. That stress also helped her start her wildly successful Cooking Vacations business. And that business helped her meet her anima gemella, her soul mate who became her husband. Piscitelli grew up in Massachusetts, her house filled with Italian song and the ...

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UMM Plans Tour of Italy and Greece in Spring 2013


The University of Maine at Machias has announced that it will offer a ten-day excursion to Italy in the spring of 2013 for both UMM students and interested community members.

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Una Vita: Italy’s History Through the Eyes of Its Elderly


Harvard postdoc Alberto Pepe, alongside urban researcher and friend Veronica Olivotto, spent last summer collecting stories and photographs of elderly Italians, resulting in the fabulous project "Una Vita."

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Bell’Italia – Part 1


I recently took a trip to Italy and toured Campania, a region that I have never been to. In a few series I will write about my experience in Italy and will start with one of my favorites, a tour of a winery in Taurasi, Avellino called “Cantine Antonio Caggiano”, lunch at Villa Assunta and a rustic bakery. On a crisp September afternoon a group of us from Boston and locals from Mirabella Eclano had lunch at Villa Assunta, courtesy of Mayor Vincenzo Sirignano. This particular celebration was a prelude to a much more anticipated event, my sister in law ...

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