Editor’s Note: October/November 2022 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the October/November 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here.  For the past year I’ve been hearing so many people talking about their desire to spend more time in Italy and to have that time be much more than a vacation. This post-Covid …

Nominate Your Favorite Italian Vacation Rentals

When my friend Madonna Finney (yes, that’s her name, combining my two favorite things – including the name of my dog Finney) and her husband shared a link to the Airbnb in Florence where they stayed this fall, I thought to myself, my gosh there are so many great vacation rentals in Italy that I don’t know about!! So now I am on a quest, …

Members Only: Ask Kathy McCabe Your Personal Italy Travel Questions

I am always looking for ways to improve the Dream of Italy Membership – of course the magazine and archive of 190 back issues is at the center of that – and I am introducing a new benefit: a chance to ask me your personal travel questions on a regular basis! Need a recommendation of a charming place to stay in Lake Como? Looking …

Tips, Tricks and Lessons From My Recent Trip to Italy

So I just returned from a nearly two-month trip to Italy that can only be described as completely epic. I brought my dog along which was pretty amazing in and of itself, saw so many old friends, filmed some episodes of season 3 of my PBS series Dream of Italy and honestly truly found myself again after a number of …

How Does Someone Qualify for Italian Citizenship Jure Sanguinis?

The photo above is of the Cuzzone family in the 1920s – Kathy McCabe’s great grandparents and grandmother, top, second from right – and this is an excerpt from Kathy’s McCabe’s PBS companion book, Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive  Please note that it is not an exhaustive explanation of jure sanguinis but rather and introduction: Learning about your …

Why Claim Italian Citizenship and Advantages of An Italian Passport

Those of Italian ancestry around the world, particularly in the U.S., are using their family line to claim Italian citizenship jure sanguinis, by blood. (We can show you how with our Italian citizenship virtual workshop.) This gives them the option of dual citizenship and holding an Italian/European passport. This short excerpt from Kathy McCabe’s book Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform …

August/September 2022: Trentino Alto-Aldige, Tuscan Boutique Hotels, Best Pizza In Italy

Mountain Moments in Trentino Alto-Adige/Südtirol The Italian Republic was forged from numerous, often culturally diverse city-states and maritime republics that were once autonomous countries. Nowhere in Italy is that more evident than the still autonomous, often German and/or Ladin-speaking regions of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, the mountainous far north that was actually part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as recently as 1919. We …

Editor’s Note: August/September 2022 Dream of Italy Issue

This article originally appeared in the August/September 2022 of Dream of Italy. I’m writing this editor’s letter from Italy where I have returned for a two-month stay after a long time away. You cannot imagine how good it feels to be back, something like a rebirth. Italy always amazes me in its ability to heal and transform. I’m filming new …

June/July 2022: Cool Ways to Learn Italian, Joys of Italian Opera, Garden Cooking

Enhance Your Italian Language Skills with These ResourcesOpportunities to learn Italian are everywhere from virtual lessons online with a teacher in Italy to interactive apps to all kinds of creative YouTube channels. We detail 20 of our favorite resources from a subscription streaming service (with news, sports, drama) to a podcast on the ins and outs of Italian linguistics to …

New Adler Resort and Spa Opens in Sicily

I’m a huge fan of Adler Resorts, now run by the 6th generation of this German family. Hotel Adler Thermae nestled in Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia is one of my favorite hotels in all of Italy.  Adler’s properties in the Dolomite property have long been on my bucket list.  Now the family is opening Adler Spa Resort Sicilia this month. The …