Schedule Information: Dream of Italy Travel Series on PBS

Season two of Dream of Italy is premiering on PBS affiliates in January 2018 and on CreateTV in May2018. You can also watch season two online here. Season one (you can also watch all of these episodes online) is still airing on PBS/Create too. Submit your zip code to find out when to watch! (Keep in mind this only covers the next few …

Umbria: Food, Wine and Words

Eat, drink and find your voice in the green heart of Italy   May 30 – June 7, 2014   Join acclaimed travel writer and blogger Linda Dini Jenkins for a week-long adventure under the glorious skies of one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. Package includes seven nights in the fully restored 17th century Villa Fattoria Del Gelso. Only 4 …

Christmas in Italy: A Living Nativity in Umbria

Settled on a hilltop in rural Umbria halfway between Rome and Florence off the A1 autostrada is Monteleone di Orvieto, a municipality of Terni built in the 12th century. During three days throughout Christmas season, visitors can meander through the cobblestone streets of the centro storico, the setting for the Presepe Vivente or “living nativity.” During these special days, the residents of …

A “Green” Vineyard in Umbria

This is an excerpt from the June/July 2013 issue of Dream of Italy: Some wineries innovate with art, and others with science. Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio near Perugia belongs to the latter category, as the first in Italy—and among the first worldwide—to reduce its carbon footprint and be certified as having reached zero greenhouse gas emissions. Monte Vibiano, part of …

Italy Painting and Photo Workshop Fall 2013

Isn’t it time to treat yourself to eight days of fun, adventure and inspiration? Painter Linda Richichi and Photographer Mary Ann Glass (who designed the calendars Dream of Italy sold last Christmas) will lead you. Capture the landscape in photographs or raise your painting skill while staying in a luxury villa in the Umbrian countryside, just 8 km from Todi. …

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. …