November/December 2002 – Alba Truffles, Holidays in Italy

cover-novdec2002Celebrate the Holidays, Italian Style
What you need to know about the holidays in Italy, from the Feast of the Immaculate Conception to Epiphany.

A Jewel of a Cooking School in Tuscany
Enjoy people and food at a week-long program, Tuscan Women Cook, held in a Tuscan farmhouse.

The Holidays in Venice
Co-author of Chow! Venice: Savoring the Food and Wine of La Serenissima shares her tips from four Christmas/New Year’s holidays spent in Venice.

Seeing the Pope at Christmas and Throughout the Year
When and where you need to be to see the Pope, and how to get tickets when necessary.

On the Trail of Truffles in Alba
Let the most highly prized truffle in the world be your guide to Alba.

News, Tips, Deals, and Events
Roberto Benigni’s Pinocchio Craze Sweeps Italy; Shop ’til You Drop; Orvieto’s Umbia Jazz Winter; Alba’s New Year’s Eve; Flights to Milan, San Francisco’s Museo Italo Americano

Olive Oil 101
A Tuscan olive oil producer shares the ins and outs of olive oil with Dream of Italy.

Read Italy: A Thousand Days in Venice
Marlena de Blasi’s true story of finding love in Venice.

The Dream Interview: Frank Bruni of The New York Times
Dream of Italy speaks with the Rome bureau chief about his new assignment and observations of Italian life.

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