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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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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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Is Arutas Beach (Sardinia)


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Spoleto: Trekking In and Out of Town


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


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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Rome Food Tour: Shop and Eat As The Romans Do!


Romans take their food shopping seriously. Gathering staples and ingredients for the coming days is more of a time-honored ritual than a series of errands.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Visit Italy in August

Crowded summer beach in Italy (photo by Roberto Ferrari)

I’ve been talking to people who are deciding at the last minute to visit Italy this summer. For a number of reasons (like the school schedule), their schedules only allow them to visit Italy in August.

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Siena Cathedral Floor to Go On Display


The ornate marble floor of Siena’s Duomo is one of its great treasures. Yet it is rarely uncovered in all its glory for visitors to see.

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Blue Flag Beaches in Italy 2013: Liguria Tops The List

Cinque Terre - photo by Stefano Costanzo

An Unbiased Italy Travel Blog Brought to You by Perillo Tours The region of Liguria — home to the Italian Riviera and the Cinque Terre – on Italy’s northwest coast has been awarded with more Blue Flag beaches this year than any other region in Italy. With two new entries for 2013 — La Spezia Mirabello and San Lorenzo al Mare, Liguria now has 20 of the cleanest beaches in Italy. The Blue Flag organization, in conjunction with the United Nations’ Environment Program, has analyzed beaches and marinas worldwide since 1987 to monitor quality and cleanliness. A total of 248 ...

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5 Things to Do in Pisa Besides Climbing the Leaning Tower

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The city of Pisa Italy is famous the world over for its Leaning Tower but there’s much more to the city. Here are some other things to do in Pisa:

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