Hosts Sara, Jessica, and Michelle talk about the hunt for the true Mona Lisa, a statue of Pope John Paul II that the Vatican doesn’t like, and Venice’s flood control project. Then we speak to Italy travel expert Steve Perillo about the evolution of tourism in Italy since his family’s company, Perillo Tours, began offering trips to the country in 1945.
Hosts Sara, Jessica and Michelle answer your questions about traveling with children, and crafting the perfect itinerary, traveling in Italy with photography equipment, scenic train rides, culinary schools in Rome, and people watching.
On this week’s episode, hosts Sara, Jessica, and Michelle talk about an IKEA ad in Italy causing outrage, Italian police pocketing coins from the Trevi Fountain, more ancient artifacts discovered in Italy, and a sad update from the Giro d’Italia. Then we speak with travel writer and part-time Tuscany resident James Martin about the food of Tuscany.
This week, hosts Sara, Jessica and Michelle talk about holy beer, Facebook being used to catch tax cheats, and a street kid from Ghana playing professional soccer in Italy. Then we speak to Italian soccer commentators Paul Visca and Max Patrick about the intersection of Italian culture and Italian soccer.
Hosts Sara and Michelle give updates on Italy’s involvement in Libya and nuclear energy plans. Then we’ll talk with special guest John Mariani, Esquire Magazine food and travel columnist, about his new book, How Italian Food Conquered the World.