Receive Your Copy of the New Book Love In A Tuscan Kitchen

So many of you have taken the journey to Italy or dream of taking the journey. Your bonus for joining Dream of Italy this season (or renewing or giving a gift membership) includes a beautiful love story about a woman in her early 40s who decided she needed to discover more of what life had to offer and had a …

Give The Gift of Italy

Gift Memberships with Tuscany Bonuses As many of you know, I recently returned from Tuscany where I fulfilled the dream of lifetime and filmed a special for PBS with Frances Mayes in Cortona.  So that inspired me to create a kick-butt holiday gift membership package  with immediate online access to 160 back issues of Dream of Italy and these 3 Tuscany bonuses: [Not familiar with …

Thanks to Our Sponsor Pysanky by Basia

Our season 2 PBS series sponsor Pysanky by Basia supports the exploration and celebration of cultures worldwide, including founder Basia Andrusko’s native Ukrainian culture. Basia learned and fell in love with the tradition of writing Pysanky Ukrainian Easter eggs at an early age and has recently grown it into other, less traditional forms. She now not only creates decorative eggs but …

November 2018 – What’s New in Italy For 2019, Cooking in Rome

What’s New in Italy For 2019 Why is 2019 the year to go to Italy, well, there’s so much that is new and exciting. In a place that is so old, it is amazing that there is always a new angle, discovery or innovation. A selection of what you can look forward to in 2019 – Matera as the capital …

Ingres Comes to Milan in 2019

From the end of February, visitors to Milan have an opportunity to visit a yet-to-be-announced selection of works by one of the most famous French Neoclassical painters- Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. Fortunately for the Milanese and visitors alike, the Ingres museum in Montauban, France is currently closed and undergoing a complete restoration. It would be a crime against art fans …

Italy Travel Planning With PBS Host Kathy McCabe

Personally, I haven’t been to a store to buy anything for the holiday season. I like to give the gift of experiences to my loved ones, take a friend to dinner or most recently I treated a colleague to an intuitive reading! If you feel the same about  “experiences” versus something that comes from a big box store, read on… I love …

An Italy Travel Gift They Will Love: Dream of Italy Membership

As many of you know, I recently returned from Tuscany where I fulfilled the dream of lifetime and filmed a special for PBS with Frances Mayes in Cortona. Everything about the experience was incredible but one of the best parts is that Frances told me what I huge fan she is of the Dream of Italy publication and how it helps her …

Share In The Under The Tuscan Sun Experience!

A month ago, I returned from Italy and the experience of a lifetime, truly — filming a special for our PBS series. Dream of Italy: Under The Tuscan Sun with the lovely Frances Mayes, author of Under The Tuscan Sun, and the owner of the super famous villa Bramasole will premiere in mid 2019 on PBS stations and Create TV. We’ve whipped up …

See Da Vinci’s Codex Leicester in Florence

Until January, one of the most famous museums in the world, the Uffizi Gallery, will display the Codex Leicester book. The Codex Leicester contains studies Leonardo da Vinci did on a variety of topics, and will be displayed to honor the 500th anniversary of his death. From water studies to the history of our planet and deep studies on scientific …

Researching Your Italian Roots and Reclaiming Citizenship

In the second season of Dream of Italy on PBS, I was honored to be able to discover my Italian genealogy along with my mother in our hometown of Castelvetere sul Calore. These memories were made all the more precious with the passing of my mother earlier this year. Italy has many wonderful archives that are rich in historical treasures that can …