Give The Gift of Italy

Gift Memberships with Tuscany Bonuses

As many of you know, I recently returned from Tuscany where I fulfilled the dream of lifetime and filmed a special for PBS with Frances Mayes in Cortona.  So that inspired me to create a kick-butt holiday gift membership package  with immediate online access to 160 back issues of Dream of Italy and these 3 Tuscany bonuses:

[Not familiar with our publication? Here’s a sample issue and a list of back issues.]

1. Members-Only Exclusive Advance Online Screening of PBS Under The Tuscan Sun Special: All of our members will receive a link to view the entire special months before it appears on PBS.
2. Copy of New Book Love in A Tuscan Kitchen: Savoring Life Through The Romance, Recipes and Traditions of Italy by Sheryl Ness (Print members will receive print copy and digital members will receive ebook.) We will also be using this book for our first Dream of Italy Book Club via Facebook Live in early 2019!
3. Members-Only Exclusive First Listen to New Dream of Italy Podcast:  We are launching a podcast in 2019 and our first guest is Frances Mayes and members will receive a link to hear the first episode later this month!

All of our members and non-members receive this email. If you’re currently a member or an expired member and want to renew, login first (there’s a lost password option). Or if you would prefer to order on the phone, call us at 202-297-3708.

Let ME Plan Your Trip to Italy

This is a unique opportunity to have a PBS host personally plan your trip or a loved one’s and at a special price. Can you think of a more unique gift for the Italy lover in your life or even someone planning a first trip? Or give my services to yourself as a gift!  There are three travel planning options that start at a special price of $197 (all include a one-year digital membership to Dream of Italy including all of those juicy Tuscany bonuses I outlined in my last email and below):

PBS Series DVD Sets

This is the cheapest ticket to Italy that you can buy! $19.95 + shipping for 6 destinations in Italy!

Get the Season 1 DVD Set to visit Rome, Puglia, Tuscany, Piedmont, Naples/Amalfi Coast and Umbria!

Order the Season 2 DVD Set to visit Venice, Bologna, Florence, Abruzzo, Basilicata and Castelvetere sul Calore!

Thanks to Our Sponsor Pysanky By Basia

Our season 2 PBS series sponsor Pysanky by Basia supports the exploration and celebration of cultures worldwide, including founder Basia Andrusko’s native Ukrainian culture. Basia learned and fell in love with the tradition of writing Pysanky Ukrainian Easter eggs at an early age and has recently grown it into other, less traditional forms. She now not only creates decorative eggs but stunning jewelry using these same traditional techniques.

Pysanka Jewelry is created by writing designs on eggshells in the age-old method of pysanky, with wax and dyes. Designs are borrowed from pysanky, jewelry or other patterns, and written on a variety of shells, including ostrich, goose, rhea, emu and mute swan.  After the wax is melted off, the shells are rough-cut into their appropriate shapes, and coated with  a 2-part Environmentally Safe EcoPoxy.   The shells are then hand-shaped and smoothed into their final form.  Some are embellished with Swarowski crystals, pearls, metallic accents, tassels and braids.

Shop Pysanky by Basia – Great for one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts!