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  • Cirque de Soleil Performance April 2015
    Expo 2015 guest stars at USC Festival of Books
    Luminaries of literature, screenwriting and the media have become regular attractions at the annual USC Festival of Books. But this year, Festival visitors can also preview the 2015 World Exhibition in Milan at Booth 127 in the Travel Pavilion....
  • 15 Muslims arrested for murder: 12 Christians thrown off boat in religious brawl
    15 Muslims arrested for murder: 12 Christians thrown off boat in religious brawl
    Twelve Christians were reportedly thrown overboard by a group of Muslims during a Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy, Italian police are saying. After witnesses described what had occurred to Italian authorities, fifteen of the newly...
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    Italian police; Muslim boat people threw Christians overboard, feared dead
    With Italy being hammered by an "unprecedented" wave of illegal immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East flooding the country, Italian police are investigating accusations that passengers from latest rescued boatload have...
  • A top star in Piedmonte
    A top star in Piedmonte
    By David Stewart WhiteFossano doesn't get much notice compared to it's neighbors in the Italian Piedmont. But while it isn't the tourist center of the area, this compact city is a perfect base for exploring the Piedmont. Fossano also...
  • Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts
    'Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts' at the Getty
    Everyone has heard of the Renaissance. For most, this means Florence and Rome, the art of Michelangelo and Leonardo. But the art of the Renaissance was equally present in the courts that spread across Northern Italy - Mantua, Padua, Sienna, Urbino...
  • Sunset in Puerto Vallarta
    Drive a Ferrari, tour the Amalfi Coast, or getaway in Puerto Vallarta
    This week’s travel deals include renting a luxury automobile, visiting the Amalfi Coast, and a romantic bed and breakfast in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.If your dream is to drive a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Lamborghini Superleggera, or Lamborghini...
  • Motorcycles in Rome
    New York biker events, April 3-5, 2015
    Since this is a holiday weekend, there are not a lot of events to post, but if you do head out on Saturday, either one of these would be worth your time!I returned from Rome, Italy, last week, and saw hundreds, if not thousands, of motorcycles on...
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    Grandmother poisons entire family with 25-year-old hot chocolate
    An Italian grandmother has been charged with neglect after accidentally poisoning her family by making hot chocolate from sachets that were 25 years out of date.The 77-year-old woman, from the northeastern town of Vicenza, sent three children and...
  • Trend watch: Food tourism "off the eaten path"
    Trend watch: Food tourism 'off the eaten path'
    In hottest food trends for travelers this month, Smarter Travel editor Anne Banas points out that “culinary tourism is on the rise, fed by a growing passion among travelers for local cuisine and an inexhaustible appetite for sharing their...
  • Hiking the olive orchards between Florence and Fiesole
    Hike Florence to Fiesole - a small mountain treasure
    Fiesole, Italy, is an easy afternoon trip from Florence, and well worth the visit! The small town features spectacular views, a Franciscan monastery, Etruscan walls, and Roman ruins - all of which can be seen in a single day! Although most people...
  • Villa Reale di Marlia
    Historic Villa Reale di Marlia to be luxury hotel
    Once the residence of Napoleon’s sister Princess Elisa and of the first King of Italy Victor Emanuel II of Savoy, historic Villa Reale di Marlia located in Lucca, Italy has been sold to a couple from Switzerland. Lionard Luxury Real Estate,...
  • Wendy Perrin, Star Breeze Godmother
    Windstar Cruises names Wendy Perrin Godmother of new Star Breeze
    By J.S. Fletcher and Kathy M. NewbernTake a gander at these itineraries for Windstar Cruises’ newest addition, the Star Breeze:Nice to Rome, Rome to Nice, Monte Carlo to Rome, Rome to Venice, Venice to Rome, Rome to Barcelona, Barcelona to...
  • Isla Holbox: Where to Relax For the Beach Loving Family
    Get immersed in Italy, find adventure on Adriatic Coast, relax on Isla Holbox
    For families who crave a summer vacation with a sense of adventure, there are three exhilarating getaways to suit every taste. Culturists can immerse themselves in the scenery and architecture of Italy, enjoying home-cooked meals on their outdoor...
  • A world of music arrives in Evanston this April
    A world of music arrives in Evanston this April
    Next month, Northwestern’s Bienen School of Music offers concerts showcasing musical selections by composers from Italy, France, Spain, South America and Norway with a lineup that includes:April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Segovia Classical Guitar Series...
  • Eurail luxury
    Travel by rail, the Europeans got it right
    By Bob & Sandy NesoffMembers: North American Travel Journalists Association American Society of Journalists and AuthorsAmericans still have a lot to learn from the Europeans. As much as we have made tremendous strides in virtually every area,...
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