Craft Beer in Italy: The Highest Microbrewery in Europe (April/May 2022)

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2022 issue of Dream of Italy.  Read more about additional Italian craft beers. Few things in life are as satisfying as a well-earned cold beer. The scenic Rifugio Lavarella mountain lodge and brewery awaits hikers at 6,725 feet above sea level, an impossibly gorgeous two-hour trek from Pederü Berggasthaus in the alpine Alto Adige …

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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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Agriturismi Around Trento: Head for the Mountains (December 2019/January 2020)

This article originally appeared in the December 2019/January 2020 issue of Dream of Italy. Join to access the entire issue and over 180 others! “It’s not like here,” I was told, during a visit to Lazio, just south of Rome. “Trento is much different than the rest of Italy.” I visited the far northeastern corner of Italy–Trentino— this summer and realized …

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Sweet 16 Places to Eat

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. Santo Palato (Rome) Our new favorite Roman restaurant in the San Giovanni neighborhood has a bright young chef, Sarah Cicolini, whose rigatoni alla pajata, rigatoni with calves’ intestines in a tomato sauce, is sensational. Depending on what is available fresh on any …

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Sweet 16 Experiences in Italy

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. Truffle Hunting (Piedmont) One of the world’s most sought-after delicacies is the divine and expensive white truffle and most would agree the very best come from a corner of Piedmont. One of our favorite Italian experiences is …

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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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Winter Adventures in Trentino’s Val di Non (December 2017/January 2018)

This article originally appeared in the December 2017/January 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. “Are you sure the ice will not break?” I asked, perplexed, as my fellow snowshoers and I followed our guide towards the center of the frozen lake and away from the safety of the shores. “I’m positive!” said the guide cheerfully, Livio Sicher, and, with a …

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Winter Family Fun in Cortina (November 2017)

This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018.  The snow-peaked tips seemed a finger’s touch away as we landed over the Dolomite Mountains, which provide a northern barrier to Venice. They are a natural shield protecting the city for centuries as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Dolomite Alps, or “Pale Mountains,” …

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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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Adler’s Mountain Lodge to Open in Dolomites

Updated 2019. Every time we turn around it seems that there’s another new hotel in Italy. We even wrote a special report about new hotels in Italy in fall 2014. The newest kid on the block is Adler Resorts’ Mountain Lodge in the Dolomites which will open on July 3, 2014. This is the fourth property under the Adler name. …