Have You Made Your Dream of Italy Come True?

Have YOU made YOUR dream of Italy actually come true? For a new project, I’d love to hear how you took action and made your Italian dream a reality. Did you travel to Italy to learn gelato making and open a gelateria back home? Made a pilgrimage to a very sacred place in Italy? Picked up a new hobby or …

What’s New in Travel to Italy

We might not be able to travel to Italy right now but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t new travel developments. We expect a Renaissance in Italian culture and travel to Italy post-Covid and here are some things to look forward to when we return. – Elaine Murphy Procida Will Be Italy’s Next Capital of Culture The tiny island of …

Editor’s Note: February/March 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the February/March 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here. While I clearly believe it is important to dream of Italy, I know it is just as important to try to make those dreams come true. For this issue, I profile …

Italy Is The Answer

I’m thrilled that my PBS special Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive is now airing. In 19 years of running Dream of Italy, i know one thing for sure – Italy is the answer – and it can be for you too! Click here to find your local airings by zip code, each station programs the special on days …

December 2020/January 2021: Italy Is The Answer

Italy Is the Answer Warmth. Connection. Beauty. Escape. Do any of those words evoke images of Italy in your mind? They do for Kathy McCabe, especially amid pandemic-related travel restrictions, when dreaming of Italy is especially bittersweet. Kathy reflects on the life experiences, big and small, that keep her coming back to Italy — and shares why Italy is, as …

Book Excerpt: Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

We will be joined by author Mark Sullivan on Facebook Live on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 to discuss his book Beneath a Scarlet Sky, an amazing WWII novel, based on a true story. You can purchase a copy here but first enjoy an excerpt: June 9, 1943 Milan, Italy Like all the pharaohs, emperors, and tyrants before him, Il Duce had seen …

Make Spectacular Italian Locations Your Photography Classroom

In his Italy Photography Workshops, Jeff Curto puts more than 30 years of professional photography and college-level photo teaching experience to work leading small (7 person maximum) groups to Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia, Sicily and other great Italian locations. Workshop participants return home with great photographs and unforgettable memories. Jeff says, “I think of these experiences as both cultural and photographic …

Editor’s Note: December 2020/January 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the December 2020/January 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here. Dream of Italy. When I came up with this name nearly 19 years ago, little did I know just how well it would age. In this pandemic, we are in …

Recipe: Baccalà Fritto For Christmas Eve Seafood Dinner

Seafood is essential to the traditional, meatless Christmas Eve (La Vigilia) dinner in Italy. Chef Gianluca D’Esposito is well-known for the mouthwatering uber-fresh seafood dishes he whips up at Ristorante Michel’Angelo on the island of Capri. Chef Gianluca and his wife Holly joined us live for a wonder Italian Christmas Seafood virtual workshop. You can purchase the workshop here and …

Podcast Episode #9: Your Crowdsourced Italian Travel Dreams

  Transcript with Show Notes Embedded: Geri Romeo: I’m Geri Romeo of Miami, Florida. When I dream of Italy, I dream of peeking down an alley on the island of Murano in Venice. “Ciao bella,” calls out a man to me, a beautiful man dressed in an exquisite blue suit. Yes, I know a good suit when I see one. The …