What’s New in Italy (October/November 2021)

In the October/November 2021 issue of Dream of Italy, we explore what’s new in Italy. Here are ten new adventures to put on your list in 2022, including Sophia Loren’s new restaurant in Florence—which we’ve made free to non-members.  After more than a year of being closed to travelers, you might expect Italy to be frozen in time upon its …

Arrivederci Alitalia, Benvenuto ITA (October/November 2021)

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Find the main article, What’s New in Italy, here. Arrivederci, Alitalia! After 75 years, the historic state-owned airline has been replaced by Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA). Alitalia had a long history of financial issues until its final declaration of bankruptcy in May 2017. The new national airline, …

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New Luggage Service in Rome (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 170 others! A new luggage service Sweet Bag will pick up and deliver travelers’ luggage in Rome, easing the stress and weight that can come with transporting baggage through the cobblestone streets and narrow stairways. Travelers can book the …

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Born to Drive: Italy’s Luxury Car Experiences

This article originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. You can hire a chauffeur to squire you around Lake Como in a Maserati; you can even rent a Ferrari for your week in Tuscany if you’re so inclined. But perhaps, due to itinerary or budget, all you want is a taste of the luxury-car lifestyle …

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Born to Ride: Ducati Motorcycle Test Drives

This article originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Motorcycle enthusiasts needn’t feel left out of the test-driving fun during travels in Italy. The Ducati Riding Experience (DRE) allows bike lovers the chance to try out vehicles considered among the best in the world due to their sleek design and technical innovations. The Bologna-based Ducati …

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Laps of Luxury: Maserati’s Master Driving Courses

This article originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. If Ferrari is all about racing and Lamborghini is all about style (gross generalizations, both!), then Maserati is all about luxury and drive-ability. A Maserati is, in a word, swellegant: Some of the sedans even come equipped with sets of luggage dyed to match the interiors …

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Cool Confidence: Lamborghini Accademia

This article originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Feruccio Lamborghini, born in 1916, was a Taurus, and so identified is he with his deluxe brand that its logo sports a bull. He started out building tractors, turning to the sportscar market in the 1960s and quickly ascending to its pinnacle. Because he was already …

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The Need for Speed: Experiencing Ferrari

This article originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Mention “exotic cars” to aficionados and the name Ferrari may be the first one off their lips. Italy’s most immediately recognizable car brand symbolizes speed and customization for legions of fans around the world. Its list of famous racing drivers is long, but includes the biggest …

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Around Lake Garda on Two Wheels: A Biking Adventure

The Veneto is a fantastic cycling destination for bikers of all levels. Our writer visits beautiful Lake Garda and stays at a hotel "geared" for cyclists.

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Gastronomic Adventure on Italy’s Fun Food Trains

For foodies, Italy's gastronomic train tours offer a unique mode of transport and fantastic scenery combined with either a full meal or a taste of seasonal regional specialties. We explore five special trains from the Lakes to the Amalfi Coast

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