Experience Italy with Tourissimo + Special Offer

Our TV series relies on underwriters to make our programming possible. A very special thank you to Tourissimo for supporting the new Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special on PBS. Award-winning Tourissimo plans cultural, active vacations in Italy that engage all five senses and bring you close to the people keeping ancient traditions alive. In addition to offering fixed departures in some of Italy’s most enchanting areas, …

Addio: In Memory of My Dad Stephen J. McCabe and My Parents

Addio, shortened from a Dio piacendo, means farewell, God willing in Italian. My father, Stephen McCabe passed away just before Christmas, just a year and a half after my mother also left this Earth. You met my parents in the Castelvetere sul Calore episode of the TV series, when we returned to my mother’s ancestral hometown. My great luck in …

What’s New in Italy in 2020: Grand Universe Lucca Opens

Read all of our What’s New in Italy in 2020 coverage The medieval Tuscan town of Lucca will welcome its first luxury hotel in the summer of 2020. Set in a 16th-century palazzo in the historic city center overlooking the Teatro del Giglio and Piazza Napoleone, the Grand Universe Lucca — Autograph Collection (www.granduniverselucca.com; Piazza del Giglio) will feature arts- …

What’s New in Italy in 2020: Titian, Tintoretto and Rubens Exhibit

Read all of our What’s New in Italy in 2020 coverage Italian and Flemish art worlds collide in a special Venice exhibit featuring Titian, Tintoretto and Rubens – some of the most famous painters from Venice and Flanders.  The exhibit, titled “From Titian to Rubens: Masterpieces from Antwerp and Other Flemish Collections” is running from now until March 1, 2020, …

What’s New in Italy in 2020: Chocolate Cruise

Read all of our What’s New in Italy in 2020 coverage Chocoholics who also have a passion for Europe can experience a week of pure bliss this April, as Europe’s premier chocolate festival, Eurochocolate, and Italian cruise operator Costa Cruises are teaming up this spring to offer a cruise dedicated entirely to chocolate. It leaves from Genoa on April 17, …

Discover Italy at The New York Times Travel Show

Are you in the New York area? Join us at The New York Times Travel Show on either Saturday, January 25th or Sunday, January 26th, where an all-star panel of Italy travel experts will share their tips for visiting Italia in 2020! Moderator: Susan Van Allen, Author of “100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go” Panelists: Kathy McCabe, Dream …

Experience Authentic Tuscany with Access Culinary Trips + Special Offer

Our TV series relies on underwriters to make our programming possible. A very special thank you to Access Culinary Trips for supporting the new Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special on PBS. Award-winning Access Culinary Trips creates one-of-a-kind vacations in the world’s most exciting places. They’re passionate about food because cuisine is the best way to authentically experience other cultures, …

Give the Gift of Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sunflower Included!

You may already be a member of Dream of Italy (if you’re unsure of your status login to check). Our award-winning travel publication is the go-to resource for smart, authentic, curated content on the best of Italy – every members gets immediate access to 170 back issues. But if you’re NOT this might just be the very best moment EVER to join…or give the …

What’s New in Italy in 2020: Federico Fellini’s 100th Birthday

This article originally appeared in the November 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. Find the main What’s New in 2020 article here. Italy is gearing up to celebrate the 100th birthday of influential filmmaker Federico Fellini (www.federicofellini.it), who was born on January 20, 1920, and died in 1993. In his 50-year film career, Fellini directed award-winning films such as La Dolce Vita and 8½. He …

What’s New in Italy in 2020: Plautilla Nelli Restoration

This article originally appeared in the November 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. Find the main What’s New in 2020 article here. Renaissance-era nun Plautilla Nelli became the only known woman to paint the Last Supper in 1528. Dream of Italy documented the painting’s restoration in the Florence episode of the Dream of Italy TV series on PBS – and now the four-year restoration is …