After 70 Years, Perillo Still Finding New Ways to Travel to Italy
PHOTO: Venice. (courtesy Perillo Tours)
Founded in 1945 in the Bronx by Joseph Perillo and built to the point that its brand became synonymous with tours to Italy, it might seem that Perillo Tours has pretty much covered all of Italy. But apparently the company feels like there is still much to discover in Italy in a rapidly evolving tour market.
The company reports that it has spent the last several months traveling through Italy in search of new components for new tours, and as a result has come up with three new Italy tours for 2016.
New programs for 2016 include the 10-day Rome and Tuscany Tour, the 11-day Wonders of Northern Italy and the eight-day Rome Jubilee in honor of Pope Francis I.
The Rome Jubilee tour is based on six hotel nights in Rome with a strong culinary theme, including a wine tasting, a vineyard tour and a cooking class. It also includes a walking tour of Rome, a semi-private tour through the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and a Papal audience when available. The tour is priced $1,995 per person, not including air fare.
The Wonders of Northern Italy travels through the country providing a wide spectrum of the variety of the peninsula. Among the destinations visited are Venice, Turin, Cinque Terre, Lake Maggiore and Lake Como. The price starts at $2,750 per person.
The Rome and Tuscany tour includes tours of Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Lucca, Pisa, San Gimigano and Chianti. It’s priced from $2,495 per person.
Prices are double occupancy, air is not included.
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