DVD Set: Dream of Italy Travel Series Season Two

$19.95

If you would prefer to order over the phone, call us at 202-297-3708. 

This DVD set if for Season TWO only.

******The Season One set can be purchased separately – click here. ****  

Enjoy Dream of Italy (first seen on PBS stations around the country) in the comfort of your own home with this two-DVD set featuring all six episodes of Season Two. Join Italian travel expert Kathy McCabe, editor of the award-winning travel newsletter Dream of Italy, as she explores six diverse areas of Italy in six episodes. Meet Italy’s colorful locals — chefs, artisans, historians — who are deeply connected to their land, carrying on and preserving the traditions of their ancestors. Enjoy thoroughly Italian experiences like making tortellini in Bologna, taking a historic boat trip on the Arno, cruising Tuscan roads La Dolce Vita-style in a convertible and joining Kathy on a mission to discover her roots.

Season 2, Episode 1 – Venice

There is simply no other place in the world like Venice. Kathy takes a gondola rowing lesson from an 8th -generation gondolier. We learn how Venice is fighting rising water levels with a special ecology tour. We meet an impiraressa – a bead stringer – who is bringing Venice’s ancient art into modern times. Chef Riccardo takes us to Venice’s thousand-year old Rialto Market and teaches us how to cook up some eel.

Season 2, Episode 2 – Bologna

Bologna is one of Italy’s lesser-known big cities but is one of its more charming. Known for its cuisine (this is where Italians go to eat) and as home to the oldest university in the Western World. It is also the center of Italy’s “motor valley” and Kathy McCabe gets a test drive in a Lamborghini. We learn how to make Bologna’s famous tortellini, attend Gelato University (yes it is real!) and join Kathy and her friend Alessandro in a convertible trip through the Bologna hills to meet the nonna (grandmother) who makes some of the best ragu in the world.

Season 2, Episode 3 – Florence

Florence is known for its Renaissance art and architecture. But the city isn’t stuck in the past, it is always evolving. In this episode, we get to see the restoration of the Duomo from a unique perspective – a crane! We visit the only Last Supper painted by a woman – a Renaissance nun nonetheless – and see how it is being brought to life. Florence is also home to modern street artist Clet Abraham and we join him for an artistic caper of sorts. There are fresco-making and cooking lessons and a unique, historic boat trip on the Arno River.

Season 2, Episode 4 – Abruzzo

Just two hours from Rome, but a world away, the region of Abruzzo is filled with mountains, national parks and beautiful beaches. This episode takes viewers from coast to countryside. Kathy catches her lunch in nets on a historic fishing hut before listening to traditional music with a modern twist. In Sulmona, we see how the famous confetti (candy-covered almonds) are made and heads to a farm for some unusual donkey therapy.

Season 2, Episode 5 – Basilicata

Deep in the south of Italy, the region of Basilicata is timeless and otherworldly. It is home to one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, Matera, a city of caves. Hollywood Director Francis Ford Coppola introduces us to his ancestral hometown of Bernalda and talks about how he rediscovered his Italian roots and opened a hotel here. Kathy digs for clams on the coast, learns to make mozzarella with a very special treat inside and learns about the difficult past of this beautiful land.

Season 2, Episode 6 – Castelvetere sul Calore

Ten percent of Americans have some Italian blood and many of them could qualify for Italian citizenship by birth. Kathy McCabe travels to the ancestral village of her maternal great-grandfather – Castelvetere sul Calore in the region of Campania– to trace her roots and see if she can qualify for citizenship by bloodline. This has always been a place of mystery and miracles for her family. Kathy takes part in an ancient procession honoring the town’s patron saint Madonna delle Grazie. Her visit is full of surprises and the kind of magic that can only take place in Southern Italy.

Do you know someone who loves Italy? Send them the DVD set as a gift!

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If you would prefer to order over the phone, call us at 202-297-3708. 

This DVD set if for Season TWO only.

******The Season One set can be purchased separately – click here. ****  

Enjoy Dream of Italy (first seen on PBS stations around the country) in the comfort of your own home with this two-DVD set featuring all six episodes of Season Two. Join Italian travel expert Kathy McCabe, editor of the award-winning travel newsletter Dream of Italy, as she explores six diverse areas of Italy in six episodes. Meet Italy’s colorful locals — chefs, artisans, historians — who are deeply connected to their land, carrying on and preserving the traditions of their ancestors. Enjoy thoroughly Italian experiences like making tortellini in Bologna, taking a historic boat trip on the Arno, cruising Tuscan roads La Dolce Vita-style in a convertible and joining Kathy on a mission to discover her roots.

Season 2, Episode 1 – Venice

There is simply no other place in the world like Venice. Kathy takes a gondola rowing lesson from an 8th -generation gondolier. We learn how Venice is fighting rising water levels with a special ecology tour. We meet an impiraressa – a bead stringer – who is bringing Venice’s ancient art into modern times. Chef Riccardo takes us to Venice’s thousand-year old Rialto Market and teaches us how to cook up some eel.

Season 2, Episode 2 – Bologna

Bologna is one of Italy’s lesser-known big cities but is one of its more charming. Known for its cuisine (this is where Italians go to eat) and as home to the oldest university in the Western World. It is also the center of Italy’s “motor valley” and Kathy McCabe gets a test drive in a Lamborghini. We learn how to make Bologna’s famous tortellini, attend Gelato University (yes it is real!) and join Kathy and her friend Alessandro in a convertible trip through the Bologna hills to meet the nonna (grandmother) who makes some of the best ragu in the world.

Season 2, Episode 3 – Florence

Florence is known for its Renaissance art and architecture. But the city isn’t stuck in the past, it is always evolving. In this episode, we get to see the restoration of the Duomo from a unique perspective – a crane! We visit the only Last Supper painted by a woman – a Renaissance nun nonetheless – and see how it is being brought to life. Florence is also home to modern street artist Clet Abraham and we join him for an artistic caper of sorts. There are fresco-making and cooking lessons and a unique, historic boat trip on the Arno River.

Season 2, Episode 4 – Abruzzo

Just two hours from Rome, but a world away, the region of Abruzzo is filled with mountains, national parks and beautiful beaches. This episode takes viewers from coast to countryside. Kathy catches her lunch in nets on a historic fishing hut before listening to traditional music with a modern twist. In Sulmona, we see how the famous confetti (candy-covered almonds) are made and heads to a farm for some unusual donkey therapy.

Season 2, Episode 5 – Basilicata

Deep in the south of Italy, the region of Basilicata is timeless and otherworldly. It is home to one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, Matera, a city of caves. Hollywood Director Francis Ford Coppola introduces us to his ancestral hometown of Bernalda and talks about how he rediscovered his Italian roots and opened a hotel here. Kathy digs for clams on the coast, learns to make mozzarella with a very special treat inside and learns about the difficult past of this beautiful land.

Season 2, Episode 6 – Castelvetere sul Calore

Ten percent of Americans have some Italian blood and many of them could qualify for Italian citizenship by birth. Kathy McCabe travels to the ancestral village of her maternal great-grandfather – Castelvetere sul Calore in the region of Campania– to trace her roots and see if she can qualify for citizenship by bloodline. This has always been a place of mystery and miracles for her family. Kathy takes part in an ancient procession honoring the town’s patron saint Madonna delle Grazie. Her visit is full of surprises and the kind of magic that can only take place in Southern Italy.

Do you know someone who loves Italy? Send them the DVD set as a gift!