Experience Mona Lisa’s Florence

When I heard that author Dianne Hales (who has previously written for Dream of Italy) had a new book out about Mona Lisa, I immediately contacted her to find out if she could write a related travel article for us. Her article on Mona Lisa’s Florence will be in our October issue. It turns out Dianne is also developing a walking tour around …

What One Woman Learned When She Moved to Tuscany + WIN A COPY of “At Least You’re in Tuscany”

In our November 2012 issue of Dream of Italy, Jennifer Criswell wrote about the surprising things she learned about Italian culture and everyday life when the thirtysomething moved from New York City to Montepulciano. In an excerpt of her article What I Learned When I Moved to Tuscany, the author of the new book At Least You’re in Tuscany (see below …

A Reading List for Sicilian Cuisine

Barrie Kerper, the author of The Collected Traveler series of travel books, introduced to two incredible Sicily cooking schools in our October issue. Here she shares her reading list to immerse yourself in Sicilian cuisine:  Two excellent books that generally cover Sicilian cuisine are Pomp and Sustenance: Twenty-Five Centuries of Sicilian Food, Mary Taylor Simeti and Sicily: Culinary Crossroads, Giuseppe …

A Month of Italy: A Delightful and Engaging Read

With hilarious wit and fast-paced narrative, New York Times best-selling author Chris Brady thrills with honest commentary on what a “trip of a lifetime” actually feels like, and paves the way for you to take one of your own! This story is one of going slow in order to go fast! Order it now and rediscover the art of vacation. …

A Fall Polenta Recipe from Piedmont Italy

Frequent Dream of Italy contributor Toni Lydecker is out with a new cookbook, Piatto Unico: When One Course Makes a Real Italian Meal. “As you have no doubt heard and observed, a real Italian meal consists of several courses. Except when it doesn’t,” Toni says. Based on this idea, Toni’s cookbook celebrates the one-course Italian meal. She share’s a terrific …

Cucina Povera in Tuscany with Cookbook Author Pamela Sheldon Johns

Cucina Povera in TuscanyMay 3-10,  2012 From the mountains to the rolling hills to the seaside… Learn about Tuscany’s traditional rustic dishes of the past. Details: http://foodartisans.com/workshops/cucina-povera-tuscany.html Victory gardens of wartime Florence Peasant farmers & foragers: Artimino & Lucca Apennines Tuscan coast: Pietrasanta, Viareggio, Livorno, Grosseto Tuscan archipelago island of Capraia Southern Tuscany: Maremma and Pitigliano At home in Montepulciano …

Huge Sale on Italy Travel DVDs and Books!

Headed to Italy in 2011? Looking for inspiration? Well, we have some deals for you – but you have to act fast as there are only limited quantities. We’re clearing out our holiday stock and are reducing some of our most popular Italy travel DVDS and books by 20 to 45%. If you were every going to buy any of …