Schedule Information: How to Watch Dream of Italy

The best place to watch the TV series Dream of Italy is on your local PBS station or Create TV! Currently, Season 1, Season 2 and the Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special are airing and repeating on stations across the country.  [Though these are also available on demand on Amazon Prime.] Starting in late May, stations will begin airing …

New Gluten-Free Tour Through Italy

Pizza! Pasta! Pastries! Imagine visiting Italy and being tempted by all kinds of wheat-filled goodness and NOT being able to eat it due to a gluten sensitivity? Traveling to Italy seems impossible for someone who can’t eat gluten (due to celiac disease or a gluten intolerance) but it is actually quite do-able IF you know what you are doing…You might …

The Best Tiramisu in Rome

For many foreigners/Americans, tiramisu is the quintessential Italian dessert. It is a luscious mix of lady fingers dipped in coffee, egg whites, sugar, and marscapone cheese. I’ll be honest that I’ve had some good tiramisu in Italy but I’ve never been blown away. After my experience a few days ago I’m beginning to think maybe  I simply didn’t know where …

February 2013 – Best Tour Guides in Central and Southern Italy

The February 2013 issue of Dream of Italy – a special report on the best local tour guides in central and southern Italy – is hot off the presses. If you’re NOT a subscriber, subscribe today to instantly access the PDF version of this issue, our previous issue on best tour guides in northern Italy and nearly 100 back issues of our award-winning print newsletter. …

Pope Resigns: Where Will Pope Benedict Live?

  The Papal Palace Details about Pope Benedict’s transition to retirement are emerging. On February 28, the Pope will be helicoptered to Castel Gandolfo, the papal vacation and summer residence in the Alban Hills outside Rome. The site, a short train ride from Rome, is popular with pilgrims from around the world who on summer Sundays catch the 8:37 train …