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 …

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The Bartners: A New Life on the Farm (February/March 2021)

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Ashley and Jason Bartner’s love affair with Italy is intertwined with their own love story: As newlyweds, these New Yorkers visited Italy in 2005 and decided to take a leap of faith in starting an agriturismo in a 500-year-old farmhouse in Le Marche. They live in the region …

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Share Your Dream: Dreaming of an Uncle I Never Met (June/July 2020)

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2020 issue of Dream of Italy. When I dream of Italy, I dream of visiting the town near Ancona where my uncle’s plane went down during World War II. My uncle, Corporal Robert Oliver, landed in Bari only a month before his last mission, a bombing raid over Linz, Austria. A tail turret gunner, …

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Share Your Dream: Hiking to Due Sorelle (June/July 2020)

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2020 issue of Dream of Italy. When I dream of Italy, I dream of an unplanned adventure…A good night’s sleep at the Casa di Accoglienza Convent in Loreto followed by a breakfast of bread, apple, and coffee, propel my husband and me into a new day of exploring Le Marche. We head north in …

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There’s Always Italy: A Chat with Frances Mayes (March 2020)

This article originally appeared in the March 2020 issue of Dream of Italy. One of my favorite things to say is, “no matter what, we always have Italy.” I know my friend Frances Mayes feels the same way, even during these impossibly difficult times as we go to press. Frances is a most calming presence both in person and in her prose. Hopefully …

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Recipe: Stuffed Olives From Ascoli (June/July 2019)

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. Olive all’ascolana (Ascoli style stuffed olives) are the specialty of Ascoli Piceno and the Southern Marche region, they are always present on the table during Holidays and special occasions, as a second dish or as an appetizer. They can be served by themselves or with other fried …

Sweet 16 Places to Stay

This article originally appeared in the December 2018/January 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. See the full Dream of Italy’s: 16th Anniversary Favorites article here. Albergo Diffuso Santo Stefano di Sessanio (Abruzzo) There are few places more beautiful in Italy than Abruzzo’s Gran Sasso National Park. Albergo Diffuso Santo Stefano di Sessanio is located almost entirely within the park and was one of the first of these …

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Dream of Italy’s 16th Anniversary Favorites

This article originally appeared in the December 2018/January 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. Join to access the entire issue and 160 others! It is hard to believe that 16 years have flown by since I founded Dream of Italy. Our little publication has covered the boot from top to bottom with more than a thousand pages on every corner of our favorite …

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Italy’s Spooky Folklore Figures

This article appeared in the October 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. On October 31st, lots of Americans festoon front yards with witches, ghosts, beasts and other frightening figures in celebration of Halloween. Most people who do this have long forgotten the roots of and connections to these scary creations back in the countries we came from. Not so …

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Science in Every Sip at Le Marche Vineyard

This Le Marche vineyard is all the talk of the Italian wine industry - combining biotechnology, organic farming and Old World wine production techniques to create natural vino. There's a stunning hotel on the property too!

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