June/July 2020 – Crowdsourced Italian Dreams

I asked. You answered. For so many years, I’ve wanted to publish a crowdsourced issue of Dream of Italy where I ask readers to share their favorite people, places and experiences in Italy. I’ve often said that the Dream of Italy audience is a passionate bunch and they are very well traveled. I know so many of you have been to Italy again and again, always seeking out new treasures.

This spring as Italy entered its quarantine and in the U.S. we followed shortly thereafter, I knew it was finally the right time to publish this issue. We all need Italy right now.

I asked readers to fill in the end of, When I dream of Italy, I dream of… Your submissions were fantastic, descriptive and so very heartfelt. We can only publish two dozen in this special crowdsourced issue but will be publishing more of them in future issues as well as online. There are so many dreams to share and high hopes to return to Italy as quickly as possible. — Kathy McCabe

  • When Spello Comes Alive with Flowers
  • Dreaming of An Uncle I Never Met
  • Baking Pasticciotto in Puglia with Luigi
  • Discovering Opera with My Grandmother in Verona
  • Art-filled Streets and Festivals in Acquapendente
  • An Italian/American Friendship That Has Endured
  • Escape to the Beach in Historic Anzio
  • I Dream of my Udinese Home
  • Like an Episode of Friends at a Salerno B&B
  • The Castle and Gardens of San Giovanni d’Asso
  • A Memorable Sandwich in Florence
  • Lunch, Amalfi Coast-Style on the Seaside Cliffs of Furore
  • Hiking to Due Sorelle on the Coast of Le Marche
  • A Book Leads Us to the Etruscan Town of Sutri
  • Soul Knowing in An Olive Grove
  • Padua, Venice’s Hotter Younger Brother
  • A Pine Tree Trail at the Beach in Abruzzo
  • Wine Cellar Dreams in Miane
  • Chocolate Spoons and Renaissance Performers in Florence
  • Discovering a Love for Wine in the Dolomites
  • Seeing the Poppies in Manfredonia 
  • Taking in Turin’s Porta Palazzo 

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