The Small But Essential Pleasures of Italy (October/November 2021)

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2021 issue of Dream of Italy.  For me, dreaming of Italy—which is all I have done since my last visit there in October 2019—might not be what you would expect. Yes, there is the sublime cuisine and superb wine, but I write Italian cookbooks and can make dishes at home that remind me of la …

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Sweet 16 Places to Stay

This article originally appeared in the December 2018/January 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. See the full Dream of Italy’s: 16th Anniversary Favorites article here. Albergo Diffuso Santo Stefano di Sessanio (Abruzzo) There are few places more beautiful in Italy than Abruzzo’s Gran Sasso National Park. Albergo Diffuso Santo Stefano di Sessanio is located almost entirely within the park and was one of the first of these …

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Dream of Italy’s 16th Anniversary Favorites

This article originally appeared in the December 2018/January 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. Join to access the entire issue and 160 others! It is hard to believe that 16 years have flown by since I founded Dream of Italy. Our little publication has covered the boot from top to bottom with more than a thousand pages on every corner of our favorite …

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An Ancient Tradition Continues in Rural Liguria (May 2017)

This article originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Italy travel enthusiasts may occasionally feel there is not a single corner of the country that hasn’t been trod upon, that every strada, corso and piazza; every monument, work of art, and geographical feature; and every city and town of any size has been written about and …

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Exploring the Portofino Peninsula (December 2016/January 2017)

This article appears in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. The Portofino Peninsula juts out a few miles to the south of the city of Genoa, on the iconic Italian Riviera. Since the early 20th century, the towns of the Italian Riviera have been a place to see and be seen. Today, although not exactly off …

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Where to Stay and Eat on the Portofino Peninsula (December 2016/January 2017)

This article appears in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. This the sidebar for the main story Exploring the Portofino Peninsula. Where to Stay Belmond Hotel Splendido Salita Baratta, 16 Portofino www.belmond.com (39) 01 852 67801 Rates: Start at about 1,000€ (yes, you read that right) per room per night during high season. Grand Hotel Miramare …

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Unique Experiences for Kids in Cinque Terre, Dolomites and the Lakes

This article originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Cinque Terre: Ferry Hop (39) 0187 732987 www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it Price: 35€ (adults), 18€ (kids ages 6 to 11) Not only will your kids love the idea of a ferry, but it’s also the best way for them to understand the geography of the historic “five towns” and for you to take in …

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Italy’s Best Cooking Schools: Lazio, Rome and Liguria

Learn to make a mean pesto in the region of Liguria. Take the kids to a child-friendly cooking lesson in Rome. Don't miss the best cooking classes in these areas of Italy.

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Italy’s Best Cooking Schools: Programs With Multiple Locations

These companies offer cooking classes and tours in multiple locations throughout Italy - kind of one-stop shops for cooking schools in Italy. A great resource for planning a culinary-focused trip.

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Vernazza: Cinque Terre Village

Vernazza has long been considered to be the beauty queen of the Cinque Terre and it is hard for us not to agree!

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