How to Plan an Extended Stay or Sabbatical in Italy (October/November 2022)

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. An extended stay in Italy leaves room for magic to happen. With time to wander, Italy undoubtedly will amaze you and reveal parts of itself you never could have imagined. Of course, some planning is inescapable for an extended stay abroad, but we encourage you to leave …

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Resources and Ideas: Adult Study Abroad and More (October/November 2022)

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. If it seems daunting to pack up your life and move to Italy for an extended stay: Tranquilli! There are many resources to help make your dream a reality. If detailed planning isn’t your thing, turn to one of the companies, including a prestigious university, that are offering …

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Meandering through a Corner of Le Marche: On the Truffle Trail

On this part of Le Marche, it is said that one-fourth of the residents are qualified truffle hunters and 70 percent of Italy's truffle dogs are trained here. Do you know where? Read on for details in this vignette.

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Meandering through a Corner of Le Marche: O, Come All Ye Faithful to Loreto

The Santuario di Loreto (the shrine of the Virgin Mary's house) is housed in the spectacular hilltop basilica in the walled town of Loreto and has been atracting pilgrims for centuries.

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Meandering through a Corner of Le Marche: Pesaro’s Favorite Son

The birthplace of composer Gioachino Rossini has found many ways to honor him, including the annual Rossini Opera Festival. Read on to find out more about the life of this noted composer.

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Florence Restaurants: Dining on the “Other Side” of Florence

Even if most of the must-see sites in Florence are on the main side of the city, that also translates into crowds of tourists. By just crossing over the muddy waters of the Arno you can turn right or left and soon find yourself wandering down deserted alleyways and into empty piazzas and culinary adventures...

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Recipes from La Tavola Marche: Fava Bean Crostini, Spaghetti with Clams, Whole Fish in Salt Crust

Looking for a way to get a taste of Italy a casa? Enjoy these authentic Italian recipes from the owners of an agriturismo and cooking school in Le Marche.

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Visit Elba: All the Details on Where to Stay, What to Do and Where to Eat on Elba

Ready to visit the island of Elba, off the southern Tuscan coast? We've got a great Elba hotel recommendation, Elba restaurants you won't want to miss and all the details on the 10 best things to do on the island of Elba.

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Rediscovering Paradise in Castiglioncello on the Coast of Tuscany

Our writer recalls several visits to the cliff-hugging Castiglioncello, complete with rocky coves, sandy beaches, a noteworthy fish festival and the things one thinks a coastal paradise in Tuscany should offer.

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Gabriele’s Favorite Places to Eat In and Around Florence

The Tuscan star of Extra Virgin lets us in on his favorite restaurants not only in the city of Florence, but in the beautiful rolling hills above the city as well.

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