Editor’s Note: April/May 2022 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note 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. A cover story on Trieste is long overdue. This is the city of my dreams. Why? Because despite some 60 (I’ve lost count) trips to Italy, I still have not visited this …

Editor’s Note: April/May 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the April/May 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here. What’s it like to see your life’s work and passion culminate in a star-studded TV special and a companion book with a foreword by Frances Mayes? Well, I’m about to find …

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 …

What’s New in Italy in 2020: 500th Anniversary of Raphael’s Death

This article originally appeared in the November 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. Find the main What’s New in 2020 article here. As one of the three most highly regarded, yet rival Renaissance artists – along with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci – Raphael enjoyed success as a painter during his lifetime and even greater fame after his death. Just as with the 500th anniversary …

Who Were the Etruscans?

This article originally appeared in the May 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. You can also watch a video of our Facebook Live chat with Laura Morelli, PhD who wrote this article and our entire special report on the Etruscans. In about 750 BCE, the people of central Italy had a problem. To their south, ships carrying strange soldiers, merchants, and …

Luxury in Lazio: La Posta Vecchia

In the June/July 2018 issue – Special Report: Luxury Lodgings in Tuscany – travel advisor Kelly Millington writes about four of her favorite properties in the region. But there’s one more she wanted to share with our audience as it’s tantalizingly close to Tuscany but actually in the region of Lazio so we’re running it here: Though technically not in …

Yoga in Italy: Sunflower Retreats Holidays in Lazio

Can you imagine anything more relaxing than yoga…in Italy? Vacation yoga retreats are a going trend in bel paese. And they make perfect sense: an affordable way to get away from it all, and an easy place to go solo. In our April issue, Sharon Sanders introduced us to one such retreat in Puglia. She also profiled a Le Marche …