Sneak Peek: Great Italy Travel Advice Coming Up in Dream of Italy

We’re very excited about our latest subscription bonus – a 2-DVD set of Inside The Tuscan Hills (as seen on PBS) – $24.95 value – FREE with a subscription to Dream of Italy! Now is the perfect time to subscribe to Dream of Italy. All subscribers get instant access to more than 110 back issues AND 10 issues over the coming year. Here are …

How to Visit the 2013 Venice Biennale

If you’re visiting Venice in 2013, you can’t miss the celebration of contemporary art that is the 55th International Art Exhibition (Biennale), the world’s largest art event. Who: This year’s Biennale is curated by New York City-based critic Massimiliano Gioni, who chose the theme“The Encyclopedic Palace” in honor of Italo-American self-taught artist Marino Auriti who “on November 16, 1955 filed …

Italy News Round-Up: Rome’s New Eataly, Italy Traffic Tickets, Sicily Financial Problems

Here are the Italy travel news, culture and food stories that got our attention this week… Is Rome’s new Eataly all it is cracked up to be? Katie Parla writes in The New York Times,”The lack of consistency is perhaps mitigated by the sheer convenience of it all. Thousands of nicely packaged products are artfully displayed in a large, air-conditioned …

Ghiberti “Door of Paradise” to Go on Display in Florence Museum This September

If you’re visiting Florence in September or during the fall of 2012, you will have the chance to be among the first in three decades to lay eyes on the original 15th-century gilded bronze door by Lorenzo Ghiberti which Michelangelo called “The Door of Paradise.” This medieval masterpiece weighs eight tons and had been part of the baptistery of Florence’s Duomo …