Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive
Premiering on PBS stations across the US, the pledge special/event Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive explores how Italy can change your life – whether adapting to the Italian lifestyle at home, traveling to Italy in a more meaningful way or deciding to move there. Dream of Italy host Kathy McCabe explores the 11 essential elements of the Italian lifestyle – the land, food, family, art & culture, beauty, pace of life, passion, movement, community, celebrations and sense of home– through the stories of full- and part-time expats Sting & Trudie Styler, Francis Ford Coppola, Under the Tuscan Sun author Frances Mayes, best-selling financial author David Bach, retiree Sally Carrocino and interior designer Arlene Antoinette Gibbs.
Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive will air as both a regular special but more importantly as a pledge special which means you can donate to your local public television station and receive incredible gifts like the companion book, exclusive extended DVD, Rosetta Stone Italian lessons and a sunflower charm from Delbrenna Jewelry in Cortona. Italian-American actor Joe Mantegna joins Kathy for the pledge breaks during the special. Distributed by American Public Television. For more information check out our FAQs page.
There are two versions of the special – a 90-minute pledge version and a 60-minute regular special – both are airing on PBS stations and CreateTV throughout the year. Search below. Since the special has just premiered, there is no online option to watch the special but beginning in December, there will be an option on this page to purchase a download of an extended version with 30 additional minutes that can’t be seen anywhere else!
Dream Of Italy
(Keep in mind this search covers the next few weeks – your local station may be airing the special a few weeks later.)
Contact your local PBS station by phone or email if it is not airing Dream of Italy or if it doesn’t have it scheduled. They listen to viewers! Then check back again in a few weeks.
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Travel, Transform and Thrive Underwriters
These companies and individuals also helped to support Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive:
Mark & Sandy Amorello
Joseph J. Bell, Esq.
Pinnacle Communications Service
Toscana Restaurant, Los Angeles
These companies partnered with us to offer enticing premiums for our pledge event with Joe Mantegna. Contact your local PBS station to find out when it is airing so you can get items from Dream of Italy and: