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Fun Facts About Italy – The Leaning Tower of Pisa

At Tour Italy Now we’re developing a series titled Fun Facts About Italy. Take some time to read these fascinating facts about some of Italy’s most famous attractions and you are sure to discover things you didn’t know before. You can file each list away until it’s time to start planning your next Italian vacation, then ask us how to turn your favorite facts about Italy into the customized tour of a lifetime! Today we bring you five fun facts about Pisa’s Leaning Tower, one of Italy’s most popular attractions. Did you know: 1. The Tower is actually a bell tower, and the bells are rung twice on Sundays. Keep that in mind if you are planning to go! 2. The Tower, along with the cathedral, baptistry and cemetery are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite its popularity, the site was closed to the public for over a decade between [...]

Modena and Bergamo Make Italian Food Top Michelin Star List

Huffington Post Food, which, along with Huffington Post Travel is one of Tour Italy Now’s go-to lifestyle sites, has compiled a list of the Top 20 Michelin-Starred Cities in the World. Not surprisingly, considering how delicious Italy food is, two Italian cities make the list: Bergamo, outside Milan, ranks number two, and Modena, about an hour from Bologna, ranks number twelve. Bravo! We wanted to call this Fun Fact about Italy to your attention, to generally recognize the great achievement but also perhaps so you can plan accordingly for your next Italy vacation. Of course eating Italian food while on vacation in Italy involves every food style, from pizzeria to trattoria and fine dining restaurants. While a Michelin-starred restaurant may not normally be on the cards for you — they’re not inexpensive, these culinary wonderlands — it’s fun to be in the know and also fun, if you’re in a [...]