Win Four Nights in Florence!

We are here to make your Italian dreams come true! Win four nights at a beautiful Florence apartment from Italy Perfect! – One winner will receive four consecutive nights for up to four guests staying together at a select Italy Perfect vacation apartment rental in Florence, Italy. This prize is valued at approximately $2,500-$4,000 USD. You can redeem this prize …

Editor’s Note: December 2022/January 2023 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the December 2022/January 2023 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here.  On my most recent trip to Italy, I was craving salt air so I took the opportunity to visit my friend Paola Vojnovic, who recently moved from Florence to Viareggio. …

Nominate Your Favorite Italian Vacation Rentals

When my friend Madonna Finney (yes, that’s her name, combining my two favorite things – including the name of my dog Finney) and her husband shared a link to the Airbnb in Florence where they stayed this fall, I thought to myself, my gosh there are so many great vacation rentals in Italy that I don’t know about!! So now I am on a quest, …

Editor’s Note: August/September 2022 Dream of Italy Issue

This article originally appeared in the August/September 2022 of Dream of Italy. I’m writing this editor’s letter from Italy where I have returned for a two-month stay after a long time away. You cannot imagine how good it feels to be back, something like a rebirth. Italy always amazes me in its ability to heal and transform. I’m filming new …

Join Us Live From Cortona Aug. 25th – Dream of Italy Book Club!

In Jennifer Criswell’s debut memoir, At Least You’re in Tuscany, we learned that seeking citizenship and creating a new life in Italy with little in the way of funds can bring an alternate reality than what may be portrayed in the movies but none of it deterred her. Almost a decade later, Well Seasoned in Tuscany provides us with the …

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 …

2022 Travel Inspiration From Our Pages

While times may still be chaotic, to say the least, there’s one thing I know for sure: Italy can provide some relief—dreaming, planning, traveling (yes, I hear from Italy travel planners that summer 2022 is booking up faster than ever—pent-up demand). I’m sharing a handful of full articles below from the pages of Dream of Italy to give you some inspiration …

Editor’s Note: December 2021/January 2022 Dream of Italy Issue

This article originally appeared in the December 2021/January 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here.  I love introducing our readers to foreigners who have created fascinating lives in Italy! Twin sisters Lisa and Toni Brancatisano are two such people.  Lisa, a trained fashion designer, embodies creativity, …

Editor’s Note: October/November 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the October/November 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here.  Fall feels magical in Italy. The palette of the countryside transforms into hues of yellow, gold and red. Italians bundle up in their cashmere scarves and signature puffy, quilted coats and enjoy …