Share Your Dream: Lunch, Amalfi Coast-Style (June/July 2020)

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2020 issue of Dream of Italy. When I dream of Italy, I dream of basking in the sun on the veranda of Hostaria di Bacco in Furore on the Amalfi Coast for a long lunch. The smell of freshly baked bread mixed with the laughter of locals draws me in as if being welcomed …

The Story of A Little, Lucky Capri Bell That Gave Me Life

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2020 issue of Dream of Italy. If you’re not a member, join today to access the entire special report on Capri.  The legend of the bell of San Michele (Saint Michael) holds a storied place in the history of Capri. And one of these bells might just be a big reason I am here …

Meet the Guest Editor of our Capri Special Report

See the full Special Report: Capri in the April/May 2020 issue of Dream of Italy. Laura Thayer, who guest edited and wrote most of this special issue on Capri, is a writer and art historian with a passion for photography. She has lived on the Amalfi Coast for 13 years where she works as a travel writer, enjoying the constant interplay …

Capri Lodging: Find Your Mediterranean Bliss

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2020 issue of Dream of Italy, a special report on Capri. Join Dream of Italy as a member to access this issue and 180+ back issues.  Capri offers an array of superb hotels.The level of quality and service is quite high across the board and most accommodations feature hand-painted ceramic tiles, décor that complements the …

Enjoy a Sample Issue of Dream of Italy: Amalfi Coast Insiders

While so many people now know Dream of Italy as a PBS television series, we’ve been around much much longer than we’ve been on TV. Dream of Italy is an award-winning travel publication celebrating 16 years of curating the best of Italy, from cooking schools to villa rentals. Dream of Italy members get access to more than 150 back issues …

Views From the Torre-Museo in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast

This article originally appeared in the September 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. In Ravello, a place already famous for its views, a new vantage point is drawing a lot of attention – and for very good reason. Visitors to mountaintop Ravello will know the beautiful Villa Rufolo gardens and the iconic panorama overlooking the Amalfi Coast. After a …

Capri Walk #2: Natural Beauty Up Close

This article, Capri Walks: The Best Way to See the Island, originally appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. This is an excerpt on a longer article on 6 great walks/hikes on Capri. Updated 2018. To enjoy a more peaceful side of Capri, this walk circles around Capri town as it leads to the Arco Naturale (Natural Arch), then skirts along …

Have We Found the Best Ragú in Naples?

Updated 2018. We have discovered the best ragú in Naples. Given the significance of ragú in Italian culture this is an incredibly bold statement and we know it! But we are telling you here first, before some celebrity chef discovers it and puts it on the map! That’s why Dream of Italy membership has its privileges – to get in …

Catch Ferrante Fever on This Naples Tour

Updated 2018. In recent years, Italian novelist Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet has swept through the literary landscape like wildfire. The four books (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay and The Story of the Lost Child) chronicle the friendship between two post-World War II girls named Lila and Lenù as they …

Unique Christmas Celebrations in Southern Italy

An edited version of this article appeared in the November 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Click here for all Christmas in Italy travel suggestions The holiday season is a magical time of year in Italy and a great time to experience Italian traditions new and old. Over the years at Dream of Italy, we’ve written about various ways to …