Emirates and Trenitalia Partner for Plane/Train Travel in Italy

A new code share agreement between Emirates and Trenitalia will soon enable passengers to travel seamlessly between airport and train station without having to book separate tickets for each journey. When making travel arrangements through Emirates, customers can book both their flights and train journeys on the same ticket so that, upon arriving at the airport, they can continue on to …

Finding My Italian Family in Castelvetere sul Calore

I always knew I wanted to tell the story of Castelvetere sul Calore, my ancestral hometown in the Avellino province of Campania. When my mother and I first rediscovered the town 23 years ago, who could have imagined that our story would turn into an episode of my own PBS travel series Dream of Italy! If you haven’t seen the …

Adventures With Sarah: Rick Steves Italy Expert

This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. If you have ever visited Italy, it is likely you’ve used Rick Steves as a resource, reading one of his books, watching one of his TV shows, listening to one of his podcasts or even taking one of his tours. Even if you didn’t know it, chances are …

Lorighittas: A Rare, Must-Try Pasta From Sardinia

Italy’s regional culinary specialties, most dating back generations or even centuries, are so abundant that there’s always something new to discover. Though well-known on the Italian island of Sardinia, the twisted, ring-shaped pasta called lorighittas are nearly unheard of elsewhere – and were almost lost to Sardinian history forever. They are now celebrated with a special festival on the first …

Luxury in Lazio: La Posta Vecchia

In the June/July 2018 issue – Special Report: Luxury Lodgings in Tuscany – travel advisor Kelly Millington writes about four of her favorite properties in the region. But there’s one more she wanted to share with our audience as it’s tantalizingly close to Tuscany but actually in the region of Lazio so we’re running it here: Though technically not in …

June/July 2018 – Special Report: Luxury Lodgings in Tuscany

Under The Tuscan Spell: Great Places to Day If you’re looking for luxury in Tuscany, these four properties exude elegance and pampering. The first one is an old borgo owned by the Ferragamo family where horses will greet you. Another is an exquisite modern golf resort that brings in Old World touches. There’s a property where not only can you …

Why You Should Visit Castelvetere Sul Calore in August

Editor’s Note: Castelvetere sul Calore is my ancestral hometown in the Irpinia area of Campania, about an hour from Naples, and the focus of a very special episode of the PBS series Dream of Italy. We visited this special town to celebrate Madonna delle Grazie on July 2nd. The main celebration for Santa Maria delle Grazie is April 28th. But there …

Authentic Culinary Experiences in Le Marche

When you visit authentic places like the Le Marche region in Central Italy, you will inevitably be struck by the  wonderful bucolic landscape, rich cultural heritage, historic architecture and quality of the local products. At Le Marche Holiday, we would like to help you to get under the skin, by meeting local artisans and experiencing the true rural life. The …

Watch Season 2 of Our PBS Series on Create TV

If you’re not already a huge fan of Create TV (and live in the U.S.), you will be once you watch. Create TV is the public television travel/cooking/how-to channel and is available on 85% of U.S. TV sets. And the most exciting news is that season 2 of Dream of Italy is premiering on Create on Monday, July 2nd! For …

Dreaming of A Weekend in Italy

I know so many of you watch the TV series Dream of Italy as inspiration for your own travels. You can easily recreate some of my experiences in the show with help of one of our Season 2 sponsors, Weekend in Italy. Based in Italy and in business since 1995, they specialize in exploring the way I do, being in touch with fun, …