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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Sweet 16 Places to Eat

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. Santo Palato (Rome) Our new favorite Roman restaurant in the San Giovanni neighborhood has a bright young chef, Sarah Cicolini, whose rigatoni alla pajata, rigatoni with calves’ intestines in a tomato sauce, is sensational. Depending on what is available fresh on any …

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New on Lake Como: Vista Palazzo Lago di Como (May 2018)

This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. Find the full list of new hotels here. Did you miss this year’s invitation from George and Amal? Never fear. Views of Lake Como are yours, immediately, at Vista Palazzo Lago di Como—look out your suite’s window and you’ll see nothing but sailboats, water and mountains. This Lario …

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New Hotels in Italy: Flashy to Farmhouse Chic (May 2018)

This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. In the May 2018 issue of Dream of Italy, we featured new hotels from around Italy, ranging from luxurious urban escapes to quaint countryside B&Bs. Here’s the full list: Flashy on Lake Como: Vista Palazzo Lago di Como (Lake Como) Rome + Wine = Perfect Together: Hotel de …

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Unique Experiences for Kids in Cinque Terre, Dolomites and the Lakes

This article originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Cinque Terre: Ferry Hop (39) 0187 732987 www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it Price: 35€ (adults), 18€ (kids ages 6 to 11) Not only will your kids love the idea of a ferry, but it’s also the best way for them to understand the geography of the historic “five towns” and for you to take in …

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Around Lake Garda on Two Wheels: A Biking Adventure

The Veneto is a fantastic cycling destination for bikers of all levels. Our writer visits beautiful Lake Garda and stays at a hotel "geared" for cyclists.

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Italy’s Best Cooking Schools: Lombardy, Milan and Le Marche

Whether you're in the big city of Milan or in rural Le Marche, learn to cook regional dishes in this selection of best cooking classes in Italy.

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Gastronomic Adventure on Italy’s Fun Food Trains

For foodies, Italy's gastronomic train tours offer a unique mode of transport and fantastic scenery combined with either a full meal or a taste of seasonal regional specialties. We explore five special trains from the Lakes to the Amalfi Coast

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Lake Maggiore: A Day Trip Into Switzerland

If you're visiting Lake Maggiore, take the unique chance to spend a day in Switzerland. Go one way on a stunning train trip through the Ticino Mountains and return on a lovely boat trip along the lake.

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Fantastic Excursions and Day Trips on Lake Maggiore

Whether you're staying in Stresa or elsewhere on Lake Maggiore, there are plenty of diversions to gain your attention. We reveal some of our favorites include La Rocca, the Mottarone cable car, Villa Taranto and more...

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