What’s New in Italy in 2019

This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. Join to access the entire issue and 160 others! There’s a saying that comes to mind when we think of Italy: “Everything old is new again.” Italy may be known for ancient ruins but its also a country of innovation and rediscovery. So indeed, there’s always something new in …

What’s New in Italy in 2019 – Escher a Napoli (November 2018)

This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. Find the main What’s New in 2019 article here. The Escher exhibit has been travelling for the past few years and has attracted a record number of visitors at most of its stops. Naples’ Palazzo delle Arti Napoli (PAN) is currently serving as the exhibit’s temporary home, and about 200 works are …

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Rediscovering the Life of Vittoria Colonna (May 2018)

This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. On the island of Ischia, a castle sits high on the rugged cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples. In 1525, 35-year-old Vittoria Colonna, the Marchesa of Pescara, awaited news of her husband, who was away at war. On one November day, a messenger arrived with the devastating …

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Swirl the Glass Wine Experiences (October 2017)

This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Find the main article, The Unexpected Vineyards of the Amalfi Coast, here.  Don’t know your Aglianico from your Falanghina? Do you love discovering local wines while traveling? Whether you’re new to wine or a connoisseur, Swirl the Glass takes travelers on in-depth tours of the coastline’s top vineyards. …

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The Unexpected Vineyards of the Amalfi Coast (October 2017)

This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Find the sidebar, Swirl the Glass Wine Experiences, here.  This is the time of year in Italy when the air smells like mosto — the heady scent of must fermenting to create wine. Often you’ll find it unexpectedly coming around a corner while climbing a winding staircase or while …

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Villa Oplontis: Shedding Light on Ancient Rome (September 2017)

This article originally appeared in the September 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018.             In 2016, at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, visitors were shocked to encounter a marble sculpture of a satyr and Hermaphrodite, their limbs entangled in a beautiful, sexual and violent scene. It was one among several sculptures that would have …

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The Fertility Chair: Miracles in Naples (August 2017)

This article originally appeared in the August 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. The Spanish quarter of Naples reveals nothing sinister at 7 a.m. Even the o’panar, the buckets that top-floor residents lower down to the street to the fruit and bread vendors, are idly dangling in the thin morning light. The narrow laundry-draped streets were built in in the …

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Capri Picnics from Ristorante Michel’angelo (June/July 2017)

This article, Capri Walks: The Best Way to See the Island, originally appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. What could make a walk on Capri even more enjoyable? A picnic basket full of Capri specialties! Ristorante Michel’angelo in Capri has come up with the ideal solution to make picnicking simple and delicious. Owners Gianluca and Holly created Capri …

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Capri Walk #6: Anacapri’s Gardens (June/July 2017)

This article, Capri Walks: The Best Way to See the Island, originally appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2019.  From the entrance to the Monte Solaro chairlift in Piazza Vittoria in Anacapri, follow the walkway to the left along Via Caposcuro. In moments, the sounds of the crowds are far behind, replaced instead by birdsong and only a few passing locals. …

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Capri Walk #5: If You Like Heights (June/July 2017)

This article, Capri Walks: The Best Way to See the Island, originally appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2019.  One of the best viewpoints on Capri is from its highest spot atop Monte Solaro in Anacapri. The peak is easily reached by the Seggiovia Monte Solaro – a chairlift that departs from Piazza Vittoria, the hub of taxis and …

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