What’s New in Italy This Summer: 7 Ideas For Your Italy Trip

Prepping for a trip to Italia? Here’s what’s hip, happening and noteworthy in Italy this summer and fall. 1. New Vaporetto Service in Venice: Ever seen those red hop-on, hop-off double decker tourists buses in major cities around the world? Venice now has its own version of a hop-on, hop-off tourist boat called Vaporetto dell’Arte. The seats all have multi-lingual …

Rome’s Via Veneto & A Tennessee Williams Story

One of our favorite Dream of Italy contributors, Susan Van Allen, recently returned from the Eternal City. While staying on Rome’s famed Via Veneto, she found inspiration from a Tennessee Williams character: The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone by Tennessee Williams brought inspiration to my recent time in the Eternal City, taking me back to its glamorous post-World War II …

Rome’s Most Expensive Christmas Dinner

Rome is a popular destination for Christmas travel. As we’ll be detailing in the November 2008 issue of Dream of Italy, while many restaurants in Rome close for the Christmas holiday, many more, especially some of the top tier eateries and those in hotels, stay open to serve travelers and Roman natives alike. One of these is La Pergola in …