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 …

Bucket List Must: The Olive Harvest Adventure

Drizzle freshly pressed, fruity olive oil on rustic bread grilled over a wood fire. Eat greedily… then smile.Simple. Sublime. And only available a few short weeks. The Olive Harvest Adventure celebrates Italy’s Liquid Gold for 7 glorious days in Umbria: outrageously delicious food, charming villages, historic festivals and more. October 21-28, 2014 From $2695 The Passionate Olive (This is an …

Spotlight on Sicily with Italian Connection

Experience Sicily from the inside and take advantage of Italian Connection’s offer for Dream of Italy readers: Save $100 per person Enjoy a complimentary stay in a 4-star hotel the night before your tour Get in the mood with a bottle of extra virgin Sicilian olive oil, delivered to your home Offer valid for sign-ups by May 30, 2014 on the …

Introducing Tuscan Film School

Looking for an outside-the-box Italy trip this spring? Ready to unleash your inner filmmaker? Our friend Dakkan Abbe is hosting a week-long Tuscan Film School at the stunning Spannochia estate May 11 to 18, 2013.  We know Dakkan as the producer of the exquisite PBS documentary Inside The Tuscan Hills. I know many of our readers have enjoyed Dakkan’s work. …

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 …

Spring in Venice with Music and Markets

Glorious Venice is the setting for an inspiring week of discovery and music with Music and Markets Tours. From April 28 to May 4, our days will be filled with the stellar art, glorious music, world-changing architecture, and delicious cuisine of Venice and the Veneto. Click here for details of this luscious spring trip and join us for an in-depth …

Study Film in Italy with Director Steven McCurdy

Our friend film director Steven McCurdy, producer of Postcards from Italy and Bringing Home Sardinia, is offering an intensive 25-day film workshop in Italy, approximately June 20 to July 12, 2012. The hands-on cultural documentary program is entitled “Conversations of Italy” and McCurdy is accepting four applicants to join him. This is the third film workshop program McCurdy has conducted in Italy (see this …

Is Tuscany on Your Bucket List?

Make it Real at Il Borgo private villa estate charming drivers daily breakfast basket excursions to medieval towns dinners in local restaurants spectacular sunsets a crazy bargain Free Cooking Class for bookings made by March 1st Inclusive Tuscany at Il Borgo from Villa Vita from $2195 per person per week. Learn More (This is an ad.)