Summer Travel Tip: Put Air Tags in Your Luggage

If you’ve been watching the news, you know that it is one crazy travel summer! Delayed flights. Lost luggage. All of it. I really enjoy following Brian Kelly, founder of The Points Guy, on Instagram and his flying adventures worldwide. Well, Brian recently influenced me when he used Apple Air Tags to keep track of his luggage (sync one up …

New Rules for Vehicles on the Famed Amalfi Drive

Driving along the Amalfi Drive (22 miles between Vietri sul Mare and Positano) on Italy’s Amalfi Coast can be equal parts harrowing and exhilarating! It can also be a traffic nightmare – so many cars, especially during the summer. That’s why local authorities have launched a numberplate system so that only cars with odd-numbered plates can travel on odd-numbered days and only even-numbered …

April/May 2022: Trieste, Craft Beer, Tuscany’s La Foce, Roman Pines

Trieste: A Different Side of ItalyThis city of coffee and culture on the Adriatic deserves one of our longest cover stories ever! Trieste is the Italian city least like the others. Once upon a time, this was the window on the world for the mighty but nearly landlocked Austro-Hungarian Empire. It became a multicultural bubbling bean soup of a city—not just …

Dream Day in Italy: La Foce in Tuscany (April/May 2022)

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. Every corner in Italy seems more beautiful than the next but when it comes to gardens, my heart is always pulled back to La Foce in Tuscany’s breathtaking Val d’Orcia. La Foce is a classic Tuscan estate: cypress trees, goldenrod buildings and—the pièce de résistance—an artfully designed …

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Join Us For An Evening Celebrating “Made in Italy”

If you’re in San Francisco April 6th, you don’t want to miss this very special event presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco. Enjoy a conversation with author and entrepreneur Riccardo Illy and Dream of Italy host and executive producer Kathy McCabe at The Firehouse at Fort Mason, on the occasion of the release of Illy’s new book …

February/March 2022: Where to Eat in Bologna, Lovers’ Tale, Italian Cheese Passion, Dream Day in Basilicata

Bologna Restaurants: Eating in Italy’s Culinary Cradle If you are going to eat in one place in Italy, it must be Bologna. One of our favorite travel writers, Kevin Raub, author of numerous Lonely Planet guides, now lives in La Grassa and has shared five restaurants, from quick bites to Michelin-starred, to eat Bolognese favorites including tortellini, ragu, crescentine, truffles …

Book Italy Travel Now For 2022

Italy is hot for this summer – this spring and fall too! As I told The Washington Post recently, “My friends who are travel planners and travel agents say they cannot book trips for this summer fast enough.” Do as I say and NOT as I do, because I haven’t made my reservations yet, plan and book your trip now. If you need help, I can …

Dec. 2021/Jan. 2022: Sister Act, Christmas Recipes, Save Venice

Sister Act: From Australia to ItalyTwin sisters Lisa and Toni Brancatisano grew up in Australia with an Italian father who immigrated from Calabria, and an Australian-British mother. Now, they both live in Italy and have made careers out of their creative pursuits. Both give tours, and Lisa paints watercolor prints, including the Florence Duomo at Christmas, which is the cover …