Season 3 of Dream of Italy Premieres on Create TV in March

While Season 3 of Dream of Italy is already airing on local PBS stations, on the PBS app and PBS.org, the star-studded season will have its premiere on Create TV, public television’s lifestyle channel on Thursday,  March 21, 2024, at 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET. The first episode to air will be Andrea Bocelli’s Tuscany, followed each …

What’s New in Italy for 2024: From Roots Tourism to Historic Train Trips

This article originally appeared in the December 2023/January 2024 issue of Dream of Italy. To cope with record-high tourist numbers, Italy has generated new and creative ways to welcome and entertain visitors. This coming year promises a renewed love and appreciation for locomotive travel, ancestry-inspired tours and a fresh Italian Capital of Culture sure to bring a new side of the …

A Fox Terrier’s Adventures in Italy

This article originally appeared in the August/September 2023 issue of Dream of Italy. Please also see the free access article, Tips To Take Your Dog to Italy On Halloween of 2010, a spunky, sweet wire fox terrier who had been given the name “Freeway” by American Wire Fox Terrier Rescue flew into my arms and indelibly into my heart. Coming to …

What’s New in Italy in 2024: Orsanmichele Opens to the Public (December 2023/January 2024)

This article originally appeared in the December 2023/January 2024 issue of Dream of Italy. Read about what else is new in 2024 here! Extensive restoration of this church, former monastery and grain storehouse is complete. Florence’s Orsanmichele church and museum are now open to the public. The church’s marble tabernacle, honoring the Madonna delle Grazie, is conserved in shining splendor. This …

What’s New in Italy in 2024: Bikepacking in Abruzzo (December 2023/January 2024)

This article originally appeared in the December 2023/January 2024 issue of Dream of Italy. Read about what else is new in 2024 here! Abruzzo Trail’s MAGS Experience is a bikepacking trail that sends you on a path from the Adriatic Sea to Gran Sasso, one of Abruzzo’s boast-worthy national parks. The tour is autonomous, but you set out well-prepared with a …

Di Gennaio/In January: A Poem in Italian and English

This article originally appeared in the December 2023/January 2024 issue of Dream of Italy. A poem by the 14th century Italian poet, Folgòre da San Gimignano, pseudonym of Giacomo di Michele (c. 1270-1332). Di Gennaio di Folgòre da San Gimignano I’ doto voi, nel mese de gennaio, corte con fochi di salette accese, camer’ e letta d’ogni bello arnese, lenzuol’ de …