Episode 52: Tuscan Sun Festival with Alberto Alfonso and Edward Mayes

Hosts Sara, Jessica, and Michelle discuss the Pope’s first tweet, pot on Italian balconies, another round in the Naples trash crisis, and an Italian company making the news for firing only women. Then we talk with artist Alberto Alfonso and poet Edward Mayes about their unique collaboration, which will be presented at this year’s Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona.

Episode 46: The Evolution of Tourism in Italy, with Steve Perillo

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.

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