September 2018 – Lucca Artisans, Rome’s Garbatella Neighborhood

The Artisans of Lucca  Tuscan artistry is alive and well in the walled town of Lucca. We meet four artisans who specialize in book printing, violin making, textile weaving and antique restoration. Visiting any of the their shops and watching these masters at work will enhance your appreciation for Italian craftsmanship! Rome’s Garbatella Neighborhood For a taste of the real …

Dream of Italy Bike Tour Sweepstakes with ExperiencePlus!

Dream of Italy and ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours offer you the chance to win a cycling tour of Italy for two! Eight days cycling from Venice to Florence enjoying the gorgeous Emilia-Romagna countryside along the way. Prize is for two people. Easy riding level so most travelers can handle the pace. Amazing culinary experiences at farms, vineyards, restaurants. Beautiful accommodations. Wonderful local guides who will make you feel like family! Value: $7,990 (Airfare not included) …

Q+A on Biking in Italy with Maria Elena Price of ExperiencePlus!

We are excited to announce that Dream of Italy is holding a sweepstakes from in collaboration with ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours that could win you and a guest an 8-day cycling tour of Italy! From Venice to Florence with expert guides and great accommodations, this easy-level bicycle tour will take you to magnificent spots including family farms, traditional restaurants and to see …

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Have you seen at least one episode of our TV show Dream of Italy? Do you want to help us improve the show? Do you want to help our sponsors bring you travel options and Italian products? Do you want the chance to win one of 10 digital Dream of Italy memberships? Then take just a few minutes and fill …

Bell & Shivas Supports Dream of Italy: Season 2

We were thrilled to have the support of Bell & Shivas, P. C. is a full-service law firm located in Rockaway Township in historic Morris County, New Jersey supporting of season 2 of Dream of Italy on PBS. Thanks Joe! Bell & Shivas offers a unique blend of big firm experience and small firm service.  The firm’s founder, Joseph J. Bell, …

Da Cesare: Roman Trattoria in a Green Garden

This is an excerpt of an article originally appeared in the August 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. Find the full main article here. Tucked away in the Monteverde neighborhood of Rome, close to the gates of the spacious Villa Pamphili park, sits Da Cesare al Casaletto. If you didn’t know to look for this gem of a trattoria, you would …

August 2018 – Roman Food, New Venice Hotels

Dine As The Romans Do Our writer in Rome shares her seven go-to-places for the best of Roman cuisine, old and new – for example, cacio e pepe pizza. These are the places she dines at with her Roman friends and she recommends what to eat where. There’s the rigatoni alla pajata (calves intestines) at Santo Palata and the shredded beef …

A Poem From Castelvetere: The American in Castelvetere

For the Castelvetere sul Calore episode of my PBS travel series, I returned to my ancestral hometown 22 years after my mother and I had first laid eyes on it and more than 100 years after my great-grandfather left Castelvetere for America. That day my mother and I arrived in July 1995, we met our distant cousin Livio Nargi, historian, …

A Poem From Castelvetere: Magnificent Woman

For the Castelvetere sul Calore episode of my PBS travel series, I returned to my ancestral hometown 22 years after my mother and I had first laid eyes on it and more than 100 years after my great-grandfather left Castelvetere for America. That day my mother and I arrived in July 1995, we met our distant cousin Livio Nargi, historian, …

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 …