Sister Act: From Australia to Italy (December 2021/January 2022)

This article originally appeared in the December 2021/January 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. The stories of how people end up living in Italy—and what they pursue—are fascinating. Twin sisters Lisa and Toni Brancatisano grew up with a Calabrian father and British mother in Melbourne, Australia. Since moving to Italy within a few years of each other in their 20s, …

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10 Tips to Enjoy Italy’s Art to the Fullest (June/July 2021)

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Italy reminds us that we are all on the same journey of life, uninterrupted for centuries, in search of meaning, beauty and delight. I often think of a medal made for Michelangelo’s 85th birthday, his last-known portrait. The artist chose to be represented as a blind pilgrim, in ragged …

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Best Tour Guides on the Amalfi Coast

This article appeared in the August 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2o18. Below is just one category of many than appear in Insiders Reveal the Best of the Amalfi Coast. Fiorentino: Mr. Mastogiacomo from the Guide Centre –Sorrento’s Guide Centre offers excursions everywhere from Pompeii to Procida. (www.guidecentre.com) Sersale: Cristian Fusco. Visit a winery with him! –Positano-born-and-raised, Fusco started his career at …

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Gourmet Shopping Tour in Rome

Romans take their food shopping seriously. Gathering staples and ingredients for the coming days is more of a time-honored ritual of visiting small proprietors than a taxing series of errands. Experience this for yourself on the Rome Gourmet Walking Tour.

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Genoa Travel Guide: Where to Stay and Eat, Palaces and Tour Guides

When you're ready to visit Genoa, consult our mini-guide? We've got great places to taste Ligurian cuisine, former palaces turned hotels and museums and charming Genoa tour guides to show you around.

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Great Local Tour Guides in Calabria, Molise, Basilicata and Puglia

If you're visiting any of these wonderful southern Italy regions, we have the local guides you should hire to accompany you. They offer everything from Vespa and biking tours to tours to trace your family's geneaology.

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Great Local Tour Guides in Rome

These amazing guides will show you around the Eternal City in style - from the Vatican to ancient ruins, from food tours to sketch tours. Find the right Roman guide for you.

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Great Local Tour Guides in Umbria, Le Marche and Abruzzo

Ah central Italy...filled with so many lovely hilltowns. How to see it all? With a great local guide. This list shares our favorites in Le Marche, Umbria and Abruzzo.

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Great Local Tour Guides in Florence and Tuscany

Ah bella Florence and Tuscany. If you're ready to go in-depth at Florence's museums or Tuscany's vineyards, we have just the expert guides for you.

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Great Local Tour Guides in Campania, Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast

The region of Campania shines with natural wonders, urban architecture and some of the greatest ancient ruins in the world. If you're visiting Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Paestum, Caserta, Herculaneum, Pompeii or any other Campanian treasures, here are the guides to take you around.

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