Brad’s World: A Move-to-Italy and Short-term Rentals Business

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2023 issue of Dream of Italy. Brad Allan is living his dream of Italy, doing something unique among American expats in Italy. I don’t watch much Italy content on YouTube. My late mother would call it a “busman’s holiday,” meaning a bus driver doesn’t go on vacation on a bus. But, I happened …

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Dream Day in Italy: Bird’s-Eye Views of Bolzano

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2023 issue of Dream of Italy. Bolzano, the capital of Alto Adige, isn’t short on ground-level charm, but sometimes being in the mountains means getting a better vantage point from a higher elevation. The city boasts three funivie (tramways) that transport visitors and locals alike into the clouds above the city, each offering …

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Italy’s Bellybutton (October/November 2023)

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2023 issue of Dream of Italy. Piazza San Rufo in Rieti has an offbeat claim to fame. Locals say that in this square, marked by a round, travertine monument sits the geographical center of Italy. The spot is labeled as “Umbilicus Italiae” or Italy’s bellybutton. Critics of the monument’s style claim it looks like a “caciotta” …

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Costiera Sorrentina: The Flipside of Amalfi (October/November 2023)

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2023 issue of Dream of Italy. For all its wonderful food, architectural splendor, panoramic beauty and historic intrigue, Naples is both noisy and messy — not exactly a recipe for a relaxing Southern Italian holiday. That’s not to say it doesn’t deserve its place on every inventory of dream destinations in Italy, but it does further …

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Catania’s Spectacular Christmas Village

Christmas is coming to Catania December 8th. The city’s fairgrounds transform into a Christmas village complete with a Christmas Disco, a cinema playing Christmas movies, bands, parades twice a day and meet-and-greets with beloved characters from children’s films. The Christmas Village will be Southern Italy’s largest, covering about two and a half acres of land.  Kids can take a ride …

Room with Michelangelo’s Secret Drawings Opens to the Public

Under the Medici Chapels in the Bargello Museum in Florence, a secret room held a secret set of drawings on its walls believed to belong to Michelangelo Buonarroti, an artist who needs no introduction. The drawings in the room, which was accessible through a trap door, remained hidden and unbeknownst to even members of the museum staff until plans to renovate the …

Italian Cave System Joins the UNESCO World Heritage List

A system of 900 caves in the Northern Apennines area of Italy made the 2023 UNESCO World Heritage List. This natural “serial property” includes about 62 miles of caves, including some of the deepest gypsum caves in the world at about 870 feet below the surface. While the inscription into the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List is new, knowledge of …

Where to Stay in Milan (August/September 2023)

This article originally appeared in the August/September 2023 issue of Dream of Italy as a part of Milan: Misunderstood by Design. Obviously, Milan accommodations run the gamut, from luxury 5-star hotels to design-forward guesthouses, B&Bs and hostels. Some of the city’s most unique offerings have been transformed from former factories and industrial complexes. Magna Pars Via Vincenzo Forcella 6 (39 …

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Italy’s Little Tibet (August/September 2023)

This article originally appeared in the August/September 2023 issue of Dream of Italy as a part of Milan: Misunderstood by Design. It’s not only Milan that does things differently; with the 2026 Winter Olympic Games on the horizon in Lombardia, Livigno, 128 miles northeast of the city, will be anxious to show off its distinctiveness as well. Often heralded as Italy’s “Little Tibet” …

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