Brexit ‘sad day that cd have been avoided’ – Pittella  - March 30th, 2017




Rome – European Parliament Socialist whip Gianni Pittella said the triggering of Brexit Wednesday was “a sad day that could have been avoided, but democracy is democracy and must be respected.  “When you have a divorce between two parents you go to the lawyer and the first things you negotiate are the money and the children: the children are the citizens, our co-citizens, and also the citizens of the United Kingdom,” Pittella said. He declined to comment on the purported cost of Brexit to London, 60 billion euros, only saying: “Now we’ll see how much it will be.  “The bill will be made up and what is due must be paid, otherwise you’re a debtor”. Pittella, a member of Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party (PD), added that the rights of EU citizens in Britain and British citizens in the EU “must be guaranteed”. Pittella went on to say that “unlike the false promises of Brexit propaganda mongers, leaving the EU means difficult decisions and there will be unforeseen and often damaging consequences”. He said “the British citizens should never forget who should be blamed for this leap into the dark: Nigel Farage, the British Conservatives, David Cameron and Theresa May”. (ANSA)

Italy presents truffle culture as UNESCO candidate  - March 30th, 2017



Rome – Italy’s UNESCO Committee has voted unanimously to present the Perdonanza Celestiniana, a religious ritual celebrated in L’Aquila, and truffle culture as candidates to be put onto UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List, ANSA sources said on Monday. The quake-hit central Italian town of Norcia is the promoter of the bid, the sources said. (ANSA)

Italy turning into leading wedding destination  - February 15th, 2017




Rome – Italian wedding destinations are increasingly popular, according to data released by the Florence-based Tourism research centre Centro Studi ahead of the ‘Buy Wedding in Italy Tour’ event running from February 23 through April 11. The centre said that 7,000 foreign couples picked an Italian destination for their wedding in 2015, spending on average 54,000 euros. Overall, the wedding business generated over 330,000 arrivals and a total of 1.1 million tourists in Italy that year, according to the research centre. The roadshow kicking off on February 23 is organized by Bussolaeventi, the company behind the Buy Wedding in Italy, a platform for wedding planners. (ANSA)

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Si Italy tours directors Sandra Correa and Linda White are your specialists in fully guided group travel in Italy. They have been in the business since 2001 and their experience in conducting small group tours covers every corner of Italy.

Si Italy in 2017

Dear friends of Si Italy Tours

We have loved our time with you all in Italy but must now let you know that from 2017 we will no longer be offering tours.

We thank you for your trust in us and for your wonderful feedback over the years.

Safe travelling wherever you may roam.


Sandra and Linda