Discovering a Life of Bella Figura in Italy

This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. Find Kamin’s tips for Florence here. Join Kathy McCabe and Kamin on Facebook Live on November 17th for a Dream of Italy Book Club Meeting discussing Bella Figura: How to Live, Love and Eat the Italian Way. RSVP here! Kamin Mohammadi has lived what sounds like a fairy …

Editor’s Note: August/September 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the August/September 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here.  Throughout this strange time in the world, I’ve always felt that Italy is poised for another Renaissance, a re-birth. I’m thrilled to report that despite the state of things, in this …

Amy Parsons: Curating Italian Beauty Online at Mozziafiato

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. For a limited time, you can not only join (or renew) Dream of Italy (with access to 180 back issues covering travels to every corner of Italy plus ideas on making your Italian dream come true by starting a business or moving to Italy) but you will also …

Editor’s Note: June/July 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the June/July 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here.  Our recent issue profiling amazing souls who have made each of their own dream of Italy come true has been one of our most popular issues! So due to the chord …

Join Me As We Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. It has been several years in the making, with a pandemic thrown in for good measure, so I’m thrilled to announce that the special, Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive, is coming to PBS stations and Create TV in June. My life was changed by just …

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 …

Letter From Florence: Finding Solace in Food and Podcasting

Editor’s Note: My friend Toni, an Italian-American expat who lives in Florence, started one of the original food tour companies in Italy with Taste Florence Food Tours. She has used the time at home to find solace in food and to launch the pop-up Corona Podcast. Here is how she sees things these days. — Kathy McCabe As I sit …

Letter From Florence: Patiens at Ground Zero

Editor’s Note: Chandi Wyant is a beautiful writer. I fell in love with her book Return to Glow, about her transformational hike on the Via Francigena. In fact, we are talking to Chandi during our book club April 29th on Facebook Live. Chandi is a Renaissance art historian and licensed tour guide in Florence. She also has a fantastic blog …

March 25th Named As Dantedi (March 2020)

This article originally appeared in the March 2020 issue of Dream of Italy. The Italian government has declared March 25 National Dante Day (Dantedì) to celebrate Dante Alighieri, the author of The Divine Comedy, an epic poem completed in 1320. The new holiday is in anticipation of the 700th anniversary of the poet’s death, which occurred in September 1321 in Ravenna. Dante, a revered poet whose Divine Comedy is …