How to Plan an Extended Stay or Sabbatical in Italy (October/November 2022)

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. An extended stay in Italy leaves room for magic to happen. With time to wander, Italy undoubtedly will amaze you and reveal parts of itself you never could have imagined. Of course, some planning is inescapable for an extended stay abroad, but we encourage you to leave …

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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 …

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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 …

What’s New in Italy in 2019 – Ducati Theme Park (November 2018)

This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. Find the main What’s New in 2019 article here. Motorsport fans, rejoice! In 2019, Ducati World will open as an eight-acre themed addition to the Mirabilandia Amusement Park in Savio, Ravenna, in the Emilia-Romagna region. Mirabilandia is already a destination for fun-seeking families and kids of all ages, and Ducati World will …

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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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Best Amalfi Coast Experiences for Kids

This article appeared in the August 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Below is just one category of many than appear in Insiders Reveal the Best of the Amalfi Coast. Fiorentino: Snorkeling the marine-protected gulf near our hotel –The waters of Punta Campanella’s conservation area sparkle—and so will your kids’ eyes after they finish a snorkeling excursion there. The Excelsior Vittoria has …

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Unique Experiences for Kids in Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily

This article originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Puglia: Trulli of Alberobello Your kids – and you – have never seen anything like the UNESCO World Heritage Site Alberobello – a whole town filled with stone huts sporting conical roofs — trulli. The town looks something like out of a fantasy movie. Want to give your kids an …

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Unique Experiences for Kids in the Amalfi Coast, Campania, Calabria and Basilicata

This article originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Amalfi Coast: Mozzarella Making (39) 328 4862731 www.caseificioravello.it Price: 60€ (adults and kids older than eight), 30€ (children under eight) Everyone in Italy knows that the best mozzarella comes from the Campania region. Your family can learn how to make mozzarella from a master cheese maker (lessons in English), Biagio, in the Amalfi …

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Unique Experiences for Kids in Tuscany and Umbria

This article originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018.  Tuscany: Brunello Wine Tasting Casato Prime Donne Winery, Montalcino (39) 0577 849421 www.cinellicolombini.it Price: Starts at 18€ per person Tasting one of the world’s most famous and refined wines with kids in tow?  This might not seem like a good idea, but at one of the most prestigious wineries in the Brunello …

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Unique Experiences for Kids in Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont

This article originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018.  Emilia-Romagna: Gelato Making and Museum (39) 051 6505306 www.gelatomuseum.com Price: From 7€ to tour the museum to 25€ for a “gelatology” class Your children will sample a lot of delicious gelato in Italy — why not have them try their hands at making it, too? The Gelato Museum Carpigiani in …

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