August/September 2022: Trentino Alto-Aldige, Tuscan Boutique Hotels, Best Pizza In Italy

Mountain Moments in Trentino Alto-Adige/Südtirol The Italian Republic was forged from numerous, often culturally diverse city-states and maritime republics that were once autonomous countries. Nowhere in Italy is that more evident than the still autonomous, often German and/or Ladin-speaking regions of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, the mountainous far north that was actually part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as recently as 1919. We …

June/July 2022: Cool Ways to Learn Italian, Joys of Italian Opera, Garden Cooking

Enhance Your Italian Language Skills with These ResourcesOpportunities to learn Italian are everywhere from virtual lessons online with a teacher in Italy to interactive apps to all kinds of creative YouTube channels. We detail 20 of our favorite resources from a subscription streaming service (with news, sports, drama) to a podcast on the ins and outs of Italian linguistics to …

April/May 2022: Trieste, Craft Beer, Tuscany’s La Foce, Roman Pines

Trieste: A Different Side of ItalyThis city of coffee and culture on the Adriatic deserves one of our longest cover stories ever! Trieste is the Italian city least like the others. Once upon a time, this was the window on the world for the mighty but nearly landlocked Austro-Hungarian Empire. It became a multicultural bubbling bean soup of a city—not just …

February/March 2022: Where to Eat in Bologna, Lovers’ Tale, Italian Cheese Passion, Dream Day in Basilicata

Bologna Restaurants: Eating in Italy’s Culinary Cradle If you are going to eat in one place in Italy, it must be Bologna. One of our favorite travel writers, Kevin Raub, author of numerous Lonely Planet guides, now lives in La Grassa and has shared five restaurants, from quick bites to Michelin-starred, to eat Bolognese favorites including tortellini, ragu, crescentine, truffles …

Dec. 2021/Jan. 2022: Sister Act, Christmas Recipes, Save Venice

Sister Act: From Australia to ItalyTwin sisters Lisa and Toni Brancatisano grew up in Australia with an Italian father who immigrated from Calabria, and an Australian-British mother. Now, they both live in Italy and have made careers out of their creative pursuits. Both give tours, and Lisa paints watercolor prints, including the Florence Duomo at Christmas, which is the cover …

October/November 2021: New Experiences and Small Pleasures in Italy

What’s New in Italy Even during the pandemic, Italians have kept innovating and creating. We explore nine new experiences to have in Italy in 2022, from food and drink to art and culture: New airline ITA replaces flagship carrier Alitalia World-famous butcher Dario Cecchini starts a panini food truck A hip, design-forward hotel, 25hours Hotel Piazza San Paolino opens in …

August/September 2021: Ascoli Piceno, New Hotels, Modern Dining in Naples

Ascoli Piceno: Towers, Travertine and Olives With Renaissance palazzi, art-festooned churches, more towers than San Gimignano and a piazza heralded as one of Italy’s most beautiful, Ascoli Piceno lacks nothing, except for crowds. You might be drawn to this city in Le Marche by the travertine skyline but you will stay for the fritto misto and olive all’ascolana, Ascoli’s glorious …

June/July 2021: New Life in Umbria, Family Travel Tips

Ellen Craig: New Life and Love in UmbriaEllen began dreaming of Italy at age 8 when she started teaching herself Italian. She started making her dream come true in earnest by renovating a house in Umbria, then came a permanent move, love and a new tourism business.  Amy Parsons: Curating Italian Beauty OnlineAmy made a very cool Covid pivot from …

April/May 2021: New TV Special

Join Me As We Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive It has taken several years and a pandemic thrown in the mix but I am thrilled to announce Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive will be premiering in June. This new special shares that Italy is much more than just a trip, but also a chance to transform …