New Non-EU Visa Waiver Will Be Required to Travel to Italy As Of November 2023

From November 2023, preparing to travel to Italy on a non-European Union passport will require an extra step. Americans will still be able to travel any of the Schengen countries including Italy to stay for up to 90 days in a 180 day period without a visa, but they must obtain the European Travel Information Authorisation System (ETIAS) visa waiver …

You Need to Be Thinking About Italy Right Now..

Buon Anno! I wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous new year. If traveling to Italy is even a possibility for you in 2023, please listen up: Start planning, start booking NOW! There’s no better advice that I can give you. Don’t feel pressured but do start taking action especially if you plan to visit Italy in the summer. Why? Italy is booking up – already! For …

Nominate Your Favorite Italian Vacation Rentals

When my friend Madonna Finney (yes, that’s her name, combining my two favorite things – including the name of my dog Finney) and her husband shared a link to the Airbnb in Florence where they stayed this fall, I thought to myself, my gosh there are so many great vacation rentals in Italy that I don’t know about!! So now I am on a quest, …

Members Only: Ask Kathy McCabe Your Personal Italy Travel Questions

I am always looking for ways to improve the Dream of Italy Membership – of course the magazine and archive of 190 back issues is at the center of that – and I am introducing a new benefit: a chance to ask me your personal travel questions on a regular basis! Need a recommendation of a charming place to stay in Lake Como? Looking …

Summer Travel Tip: Put Air Tags in Your Luggage

If you’ve been watching the news, you know that it is one crazy travel summer! Delayed flights. Lost luggage. All of it. I really enjoy following Brian Kelly, founder of The Points Guy, on Instagram and his flying adventures worldwide. Well, Brian recently influenced me when he used Apple Air Tags to keep track of his luggage (sync one up …

Dive Into Italian Craft Beer at These 5 Breweries (April/May 2022)

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to nearly 190 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here. There’s no denying that Italy is a card-carrying member of the Old-World wine vanguard. Italians bleed grape juice. They produce some of the world’s finest wines and some of the best everyday drinking wines, too.But …

Book Italy Travel Now For 2022

Italy is hot for this summer – this spring and fall too! As I told The Washington Post recently, “My friends who are travel planners and travel agents say they cannot book trips for this summer fast enough.” Do as I say and NOT as I do, because I haven’t made my reservations yet, plan and book your trip now. If you need help, I can …

Editor’s Note: October/November 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the October/November 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here.  Fall feels magical in Italy. The palette of the countryside transforms into hues of yellow, gold and red. Italians bundle up in their cashmere scarves and signature puffy, quilted coats and enjoy …

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 …