Dream of Italy Gifts Your Loves Ones Will Love This Holiday Season

It is Cyber Monday so I am here to tell you about all that Dream of Italy has to offer to the Italophiles on your list. Here is a quick cheat sheet of our great gifts: Dream of Italy Gift Membership (Print or Print/Digital) with Bonus Watercolor Print Get a Membership and Bonus Print For Yourself New Book: Dream of …

Travel, Transform and Thrive Profile From the Book: Mary Gray

This interview originally appeared in the book Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive. Not only did we profile Mary Gray, she also was a key contributor to the book, writing more than 80 pages on moving to and living in Italy. We consider her quite the expert on expat Italian life!  Mary Gray was born and raised in Mississippi and originally …

Holiday Shopping Bonus: Dream of Italy PBS Special Recipe Booklet!

If you do some holiday shopping with Dream of Italy this season – whether for yourself or for gifts – we would love to give you a copy of the Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive Special Recipe Booklet. You may have seen it on PBS. It is filled with authentic Italian and Italian-American dishes from those who appear …

Editor’s Note: October/November 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the October/November 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here.  Fall feels magical in Italy. The palette of the countryside transforms into hues of yellow, gold and red. Italians bundle up in their cashmere scarves and signature puffy, quilted coats and enjoy …

What’s New in Italy (October/November 2021)

In the October/November 2021 issue of Dream of Italy, we explore what’s new in Italy. Here are ten new adventures to put on your list in 2022, including Sophia Loren’s new restaurant in Florence—which we’ve made free to non-members.  After more than a year of being closed to travelers, you might expect Italy to be frozen in time upon its …

What’s New in Italy: Sophia Loren’s Florence Restaurant

Florence is certainly known to be the culla del Rinascimento (cradle of the Renaissance), but what about its dining scene? The city boasts a great number of fine-dining restaurants and now the very first restaurant chain dedicated to the famous Neapolitan actress, called Sophia Loren—Original Italian Food. The restaurant’s namesake, arguably the greatest actress in the history of Italian cinema …

Nine New Places to Stay in Italy

This article originally appeared in the August/September 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. As we return to Italy, those looking for new hotel and villa experiences have some exciting Instagram-worthy options, from traditional Italian luxury to quirky urban retreats to restored family homes. These new offerings—from Piedmont in the north to Puglia in the south, from Rome to Florence to …

New Place to Stay in Rome: The Hoxton

This is one of the featured properties in the article Nine New Places to Stay in Italy that appeared in the August/September 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. The Hoxton Rome has opened in Parioli, the chic neighborhood within walking distance of Villa Borghese, as the latest location for the British hotel chain known for affordable hospitality with a clubby …

New Place to Stay in Tuscany: Borgo di Sotto (August/September 2021)

This is one of the featured properties in the article Nine New Places to Stay in Italy that appeared in the August/September 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Nestled in the tiny Tuscan village of Montefollonico is Borgo di Sotto, a three-story 12th-century townhouse thoughtfully and sustainably restored by the family that has owned it for over a century. This …