From The TV Show: Alice Pasquini in Rome

In the Rome episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy view some iconic street art with one of the world’s best. Alice Pasquini is quickly become one of the world’s foremost street artists. Her work can be found throughout Rome and around the world (a great place to view many of her works is at …

From The TV Show: Gelato in Rome

In the Rome episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy indulges in some very unique gelato flavors. When in Rome, eating gelato is a must but not all gelato is created equal. Avoid the places that display fluffy flavors in fake colors. Typically this gelato is filled with chemicals. Gelateria del Teatro ai Coronari at …

From The TV Show: Roman Mosaics

In the Rome episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy learns how to make her own traditional Roman mosaic. Nadia Ridolfini teaches visitors how to make traditional Roman mosaics at her studio Aegea Mosaici on Via Corsini, 8. You can take a two-hour class (35€ per person) and create your own small mosaic to take …

From The TV Show: Cacio e Pepe in Rome

In the Rome episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy learns how to make the iconic pasta dish famous to Rome. There’s a tiny restaurant in Trastevere that is one of the best places in Rome to eat Cacio e Pepe, one of the most famous dishes in the Eternal City. Brothers Francesco and Roberto …

From The TV Show: Testaccio Market in Rome

In the Rome episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy wanders through one of working-class markets of Testaccio. The Mercato Testaccio offers everything from vegetables to cured meats, fresh seafood to Sicilian pastries. The market, at Via Galvani and Via Beniamino Franklin, is a great excuse to visit the working-class neighborhood of Testaccio. (Nearby sights …

From The TV Show: Volpetti in Rome

In the Rome episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy tastes local specialties at a mouth-watering deli. You’ve never seen a deli quite like Volpetti. The alimentari at Via Marmorata, 47 in Testaccio was founded more than 40 years ago. Alessandro Volpetti gave Kathy a mouth-watering tour of the meats, cheeses, truffles, olive oils, wines …

From The TV Show: Tuscan Cowboys

In the Tuscany episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy travels to Maremma to meet the last remaining cowboys. The wetlands of the Maremma, in the southwest corner of Tuscany, are home to a vast preserve of stately umbrella pines and remote, untouched beaches. Here you will find the butteri, the last remaining Tuscan cowboys, …

From The TV Show: Busatti Textiles in Tuscany

In the Tuscany episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy tours an old-fashioned textile factory. Since 1842, Busatti has been producing sumptuous linen, cotton and wool textiles in the basement of a 16th- century palazzo in Anghiari. Eighth-generation proprietor Giovanni Sassolini Busatti takes pride in the fact that his customers prefer fabrics made the old-fashioned …

From The TV Show: Paper Mâché in Puglia

In the Puglia episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy visits a family workshop to observe the unique process of making many icons used for religious processions. Paper mâché was introduced to Italy from Spain in the late 17th century. It had a practical purpose – to create lightweight icons for Italy’s sometimes days-long religious …

From The TV Show: Passeggiata in Puglia

In the Puglia episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy joins in the most popular evening stroll in all of Italy. Every Saturday and Sunday, throughout the year, the Leccese flock to the historic center and engage in a grand passeggiata. The passeggiata is the nightly stroll most Italians take, usually before and sometimes after …