Design Meets Divine in New Florence Hotel (October/November 2021)

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Find the main article, What’s New in Italy, here. Florence’s Santa Maria Novella neighborhood is no stranger to shake-ups. The neighborhood’s newest talking point is the 25hours Hotel Piazza San Paolino, wedged between the elegant boutiques of Via de’ Fossi and the melting-pot mood of Via Palazzuolo. …

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What’s New in Italy: Sophia Loren’s Florence Restaurant

Florence is certainly known to be the culla del Rinascimento (cradle of the Renaissance), but what about its dining scene? The city boasts a great number of fine-dining restaurants and now the very first restaurant chain dedicated to the famous Neapolitan actress, called Sophia Loren—Original Italian Food. The restaurant’s namesake, arguably the greatest actress in the history of Italian cinema …

Aria: Modern Dining in Naples

This article originally appeared in the August/September 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Join Dream of Italy as a member to access this issue and 180+ back issues.  While it’s no secret that Naples is one of Italy’s best food destinations, most set their plans around discovering the best pizza, seafood and ragù. Aria, a new fine dining restaurant, offers …

Editor’s Note: August/September 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the August/September 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here.  Throughout this strange time in the world, I’ve always felt that Italy is poised for another Renaissance, a re-birth. I’m thrilled to report that despite the state of things, in this …

Editor’s Note: June/July 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the June/July 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here.  Our recent issue profiling amazing souls who have made each of their own dream of Italy come true has been one of our most popular issues! So due to the chord …

Editor’s Note: April/May 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the April/May 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here. What’s it like to see your life’s work and passion culminate in a star-studded TV special and a companion book with a foreword by Frances Mayes? Well, I’m about to find …

Editor’s Note: February/March 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the February/March 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here. While I clearly believe it is important to dream of Italy, I know it is just as important to try to make those dreams come true. For this issue, I profile …

Editor’s Note: December 2020/January 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the December 2020/January 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here. Dream of Italy. When I came up with this name nearly 19 years ago, little did I know just how well it would age. In this pandemic, we are in …