December 2023/January 2024: What’s New in 2024, Untold Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Made in Molise: Agnone Bells

What’s New in Italy: From Roots Tourism to Historic Train Trips
Nuovo anno, nuove avventure.
New year, new adventures. We report on what’s hot like the new fees for day trippers, restored historic trains taking passengers from major cities to ski destinations, a new museum in Rome with millennia of history, and Pesaro, the new Capital of Culture for 2024. So much to discover this year in Italy—it is no wonder sources are predicting record numbers of visitors over the next 12 months.

The Untold Story of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Friuli-Venezia Giulia has a unique culture all its own. The region stretches from the Alps to the Adriatic, the cuisine has heavy influence from neighboring countries, and a dialect so distinctly its own, street signs are written in both local words and Italian. Italy is more than pasta, pizza and mandolins, see why our contributing writer Kevin Raub recommends exploring FVG’s mountains, mosaics and fantastic wines.  

Dream Day in Italy: Learn How Bells are Made in Molise
Dream of Italy magazine’s copy editor Elaine Murphy takes us to a 14th-century foundry in Agnone, Molise, famous for its church bells. All across Italy throughout the day we hear bells ringing from various steeples and towers, but have you ever stopped to wonder where they come from? Elaine has the answers to the origin of some of the most famous bells in Italy like the bell of one particular leaning tower…

In January
A winter’s poem by a 14th-century Italian poet.

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