Piedmont Named Top Region to Visit in 2019

This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. Find the main What’s New in 2019 article here. Of course, Lonely Planet is a big name in the travel game. People the world over trust their guidebooks and website when planning vacations in hundreds of countries. So, when the travel giants recommend a region to visit it is best to heed their advice. …

Michelangelo’s Crouching Boy Visits Rome

For the first time, Michelangelo’s ”Crouching Boy” is visiting Rome on loan from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Crouching Boy’s visit is the fruit of an on-going collaboration between the Hermitage Museum and the Fondazione Alda Fendi.  If the name of the foundation rings a bell, that may be because Alda is the youngest child of Edoardo Fendi and Adele Casagrande, the creators …

Receive Your Copy of the New Book Love In A Tuscan Kitchen

So many of you have taken the journey to Italy or dream of taking the journey. Your bonus for joining Dream of Italy this season (or renewing or giving a gift membership) includes a beautiful love story about a woman in her early 40s who decided she needed to discover more of what life had to offer and had a …

Give The Gift of Italy

Gift Memberships with Tuscany Bonuses As many of you know, I recently returned from Tuscany where I fulfilled the dream of lifetime and filmed a special for PBS with Frances Mayes in Cortona.  So that inspired me to create a kick-butt holiday gift membership package  with immediate online access to 160 back issues of Dream of Italy and these 3 Tuscany bonuses: [Not familiar with …

What’s New in Italy in 2019 – Venice Art Biennale (November 2018)

This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. Find the main What’s New in 2019 article here. The 58th International Art Exhibition at the Biennale di Venezia will take place from May 11 to November 24, 2019, at the Central Pavillion (called Giardini) and the Arsenale, as well as other venues around Venice. The title of the 2019 exhibition is …

Thanks to Our Sponsor Pysanky by Basia

Our season 2 PBS series sponsor Pysanky by Basia supports the exploration and celebration of cultures worldwide, including founder Basia Andrusko’s native Ukrainian culture. Basia learned and fell in love with the tradition of writing Pysanky Ukrainian Easter eggs at an early age and has recently grown it into other, less traditional forms. She now not only creates decorative eggs but …

November 2018 – What’s New in Italy For 2019, Cooking in Rome

What’s New in Italy For 2019 Why is 2019 the year to go to Italy, well, there’s so much that is new and exciting. In a place that is so old, it is amazing that there is always a new angle, discovery or innovation. A selection of what you can look forward to in 2019 – Matera as the capital …

Ingres Comes to Milan in 2019

This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. Find the main What’s New in 2019 article here. From the end of February, visitors to Milan have an opportunity to visit a yet-to-be-announced selection of works by one of the most famous French Neoclassical painters- Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. Fortunately for the Milanese and visitors alike, the Ingres museum in Montauban, …

Italy Travel Planning With PBS Host Kathy McCabe

Personally, I haven’t been to a store to buy anything for the holiday season. I like to give the gift of experiences to my loved ones, take a friend to dinner or most recently I treated a colleague to an intuitive reading! If you feel the same about  “experiences” versus something that comes from a big box store, read on… I love …

An Italy Travel Gift They Will Love: Dream of Italy Membership

As many of you know, I recently returned from Tuscany where I fulfilled the dream of lifetime and filmed a special for PBS with Frances Mayes in Cortona. Everything about the experience was incredible but one of the best parts is that Frances told me what I huge fan she is of the Dream of Italy publication and how it helps her …