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 …

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 …

This content is for members only. Login if you're a member or join today today and find out why our Italy travel publication inspired a PBS series and has been recommended by The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, ABC News and more. Immediately access 170 back issues of our award-winning publication and exclusive Italy travel discounts!
Login or Join To Access This Article!

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 After 75 years, the historic state-owned airline has been replaced by Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA).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, …

This content is for members only. Login if you're a member or join today today and find out why our Italy travel publication inspired a PBS series and has been recommended by The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, ABC News and more. Immediately access 170 back issues of our award-winning publication and exclusive Italy travel discounts!
Login or Join To Access This Article!

10 Tips to Enjoy Italy’s Art to the Fullest (June/July 2021)

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Italy reminds us that we are all on the same journey of life, uninterrupted for centuries, in search of meaning, beauty and delight. I often think of a medal made for Michelangelo’s 85th birthday, his last-known portrait. The artist chose to be represented as a blind pilgrim, in ragged …

This content is for members only. Login if you're a member or join today today and find out why our Italy travel publication inspired a PBS series and has been recommended by The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, ABC News and more. Immediately access 170 back issues of our award-winning publication and exclusive Italy travel discounts!
Login or Join To Access This Article!

5 Tips to Help Your Kids Enjoy a Magical Trip to Italy (June/July 2021)

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. As I began planning our first family trip to Italy in 2016 (with two nine-year olds and a 13-year-old), it dawned on me that kids might not be as enchanted by Italy as adults. I wanted them to experience the magic and feel the wonder, so I …

This content is for members only. Login if you're a member or join today today and find out why our Italy travel publication inspired a PBS series and has been recommended by The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, ABC News and more. Immediately access 170 back issues of our award-winning publication and exclusive Italy travel discounts!
Login or Join To Access This Article!

Seven Ways to Photograph Italy Like A Pro (October/November 2020)

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2020 issue of Dream of Italy. Anyone who has been to Italy knows how visually seductive it is. If you’re carrying a camera (and with every mobile phone equipped with a high-quality camera, who isn’t?) Italy becomes even more alluring, compelling you to make photographs of nearly everything you see. But why is it …

This content is for members only. Login if you're a member or join today today and find out why our Italy travel publication inspired a PBS series and has been recommended by The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, ABC News and more. Immediately access 170 back issues of our award-winning publication and exclusive Italy travel discounts!
Login or Join To Access This Article!

Author Susan Van Allen on Why Women Love Italy (February 2020)

This article originally appeared in the February 2020 issue of Dream of Italy. I first met the vivacious and adorable Susan Van Allen in Abruzzo in 2007. We were both part of a huge symposium sponsored by the Italian National Tourist Board and a consortium of companies that run travel to Italy. Two hundred of us piled into buses to follow …

This content is for members only. Login if you're a member or join today today and find out why our Italy travel publication inspired a PBS series and has been recommended by The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, ABC News and more. Immediately access 170 back issues of our award-winning publication and exclusive Italy travel discounts!
Login or Join To Access This Article!

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 …

This content is for members only. Login if you're a member or join today today and find out why our Italy travel publication inspired a PBS series and has been recommended by The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, ABC News and more. Immediately access 170 back issues of our award-winning publication and exclusive Italy travel discounts!
Login or Join To Access This Article!

Accessibility: What’s New for Mobility Challenged Travelers in Italy (October 2019)

This article originally appeared in the October 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. Italy’s — and, in particular, Rome’s — cobblestone streets and creaking infrastructures have long been looked upon as minefields for the mobility impaired. But attitudes about what’s possible have been shifting, both at the institutional level and on the ground with individual tour operators. Robert Pardi, business development …

This content is for members only. Login if you're a member or join today today and find out why our Italy travel publication inspired a PBS series and has been recommended by The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, ABC News and more. Immediately access 170 back issues of our award-winning publication and exclusive Italy travel discounts!
Login or Join To Access This Article!

What’s New in Italy in 2019

This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. Join to access the entire issue and 160 others! There’s a saying that comes to mind when we think of Italy: “Everything old is new again.” Italy may be known for ancient ruins but its also a country of innovation and rediscovery. So indeed, there’s always something new in …