Book Excerpt: Under the Light of the Italian Moon by Jennifer Anton

We will be joined by author Jennifer Anton on Facebook Live on Wednesday, June 23 to discuss her novel Under The Light of the Italian Moon. It is inspired by a true story of love and women’s resilience during the rise of fascism and WWII.  You can purchase a copy here but first enjoy an excerpt: November 1914 Nina Argenta …

Specchio/Mirror (Poem by Salvatore Quasimodo)

This poem originally appeared in the February/March 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Salvatore Quasimodo was a Sicilian civil engineer, born in Modica, who began writing poetry in his twenties. This poem was published in his first collection “Acque e Terre”, which translates to Waters and Lands, in 1930. Specchio Ed ecco sul tronco si rompono gemme: un verde più nuovo …

The Bartners: A New Life on the Farm (February/March 2021)

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Ashley and Jason Bartner’s love affair with Italy is intertwined with their own love story: As newlyweds, these New Yorkers visited Italy in 2005 and decided to take a leap of faith in starting an agriturismo in a 500-year-old farmhouse in Le Marche. They live in the region …

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Becky Munson: A Dream to Live Tuscan (February/March 2021)

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. How many people can say that they met at a cocktail party hosted by Frances Mayes at her iconic villa, Bramasole? Well, my friend Becky and I can! We were filming the cocktail party in October 2018 for the Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special for PBS and …

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John Henderson: Retiring In The Eternal City (February/March 2021)

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. If you would like to see this article as it was designed in the magazine, click here for the PDF. American journalist John Henderson dreamed for years of moving to Italy before he eventually retired in Rome. His move came in phases starting with a sabbatical from his sports …

Susan Gravely: Bringing Italian Craftsmanship Home (February/March 2021)

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Susan Gravely’s first trip to Italy nearly 40 years ago was filled with serendipity. After arriving on the Amalfi Coast and falling in love with the intricate patterns on their hotel’s dinnerware, Susan, her mom Lee and her sister Frances found themselves struck with passion for the handmade …

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February/March 2021: Italian Dreams Come True

Special issue on people who made their “dream of Italy” come true in Italia and back home. Becky Munson: A Dream to Live Tuscan While Becky always loved Italy, she didn’t know she had a burning dream of Italy until she was struck by an idea on a visit to Tuscany. Becky has sage advice for anyone who wants to …

Book Excerpt: The Secret Life of Sofonisba Anguissola by Melissa Muldoon

We will be joined by author Melissa Muldoon on Facebook Live on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 to discuss her book The Secret Life of Sofonisba Anguissola- the most famous woman you’ve never heard of. Melissa Muldoon is the author of four novels set in Italy: Dreaming Sophia, Waking Isabella, and Eternally Artemisia, and The Secret Life of Sofonisba Anguissola. All four books …

How Will You Fill Out Your Dream of Italy Bucket List?

If there’s one thing I know for sure, it is that we are ALL dreaming of Italy! I get emails everyday from readers of of the Dream of Italy  Magazine, listeners of the Dream of Italy Podcast  and viewers of our hit Dream of Italy TV Show about their deep longing for the country we love so very much. While …

Have You Made Your Dream of Italy Come True?

Have YOU made YOUR dream of Italy actually come true? For a new project, I’d love to hear how you took action and made your Italian dream a reality. Did you travel to Italy to learn gelato making and open a gelateria back home? Made a pilgrimage to a very sacred place in Italy? Picked up a new hobby or …