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 …

What’s New in Travel to Italy

We might not be able to travel to Italy right now but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t new travel developments. We expect a Renaissance in Italian culture and travel to Italy post-Covid and here are some things to look forward to when we return. – Elaine Murphy Procida Will Be Italy’s Next Capital of Culture The tiny island of …

December 2020/January 2021: Italy Is The Answer

Italy Is the Answer Warmth. Connection. Beauty. Escape. Do any of those words evoke images of Italy in your mind? They do for Kathy McCabe, especially amid pandemic-related travel restrictions, when dreaming of Italy is especially bittersweet. Kathy reflects on the life experiences, big and small, that keep her coming back to Italy — and shares why Italy is, as …

Book Excerpt: Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

We will be joined by author Mark Sullivan on Facebook Live on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 to discuss his book Beneath a Scarlet Sky, an amazing WWII novel, based on a true story. You can purchase a copy here but first enjoy an excerpt: June 9, 1943 Milan, Italy Like all the pharaohs, emperors, and tyrants before him, Il Duce had seen …

Make Spectacular Italian Locations Your Photography Classroom

In his Italy Photography Workshops, Jeff Curto puts more than 30 years of professional photography and college-level photo teaching experience to work leading small (7 person maximum) groups to Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia, Sicily and other great Italian locations. Workshop participants return home with great photographs and unforgettable memories. Jeff says, “I think of these experiences as both cultural and photographic …

Recipe: Baccalà Fritto For Christmas Eve Seafood Dinner

Seafood is essential to the traditional, meatless Christmas Eve (La Vigilia) dinner in Italy. Chef Gianluca D’Esposito is well-known for the mouthwatering uber-fresh seafood dishes he whips up at Ristorante Michel’Angelo on the island of Capri. Chef Gianluca and his wife Holly joined us live for a wonder Italian Christmas Seafood virtual workshop. You can purchase the workshop here and …

Podcast Episode #9: Your Crowdsourced Italian Travel Dreams

  Transcript with Show Notes Embedded: Geri Romeo: I’m Geri Romeo of Miami, Florida. When I dream of Italy, I dream of peeking down an alley on the island of Murano in Venice. “Ciao bella,” calls out a man to me, a beautiful man dressed in an exquisite blue suit. Yes, I know a good suit when I see one. The …

October/November 2020: Photographing Italy, Emilia-Romagna’s Daily Bread

This is our first issue in our new magazine design! Photographing Italy: Seven Expert Tips Professional photographer Jeff Curto, who lives part-time in Cortona, shares simple yet powerful ways to make your photos shine whether you are taking them via iPhone or a camera. Jeff shares tips specific to the most photogenic place we know: Italy! Glamour, Gourmet Food and …

Introducing the New Dream of Italy Coloring Book

Who doesn’t love to color? Well, now you can take a journey to Italy through our very own Dream of Italy coloring book. The perfect gift for the Italophile of any age from 3 to 103…announcing Dream of Italy: A Coloring Book For All Ages! Enjoy 30 scenes of Italy and Italian life each accompanied by fascinating factoids! PRE-ORDER TODAY! Coloring books …