Jewish Museum in Venice To Be Restored

To mark its 500th anniversary, the Jewish Museum in Venice will undergo a $12 million restoration project focused on the museum and three of the Jewish Quarter’s five synagogues, to be completed in 2016. The Venetian Heritage Council announced the project on Monday, supported by its chair Joseph Sitt, vice chair Diane von Furstenberg, and director Toto Bergamo Rossi. Venice’s …

Finding Serendipity with A Venetian Artist

In Venice for a too-quick two-day visit in late June, my husband and I struck up a conversation with an architect and artist named Adrian Tuchel. He was in Venice for a short stay also, completing some artwork for a show that is running right now. Deep into a conversation sharing our love for the city, he offered to walk …

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 …

Hip Venice Hostel Offers Fashionable, Affordable Digs

  Editor’s note: Dream of Italy usually covers 3-star and above Italy accommodations as that’s where our demographic stays. But we were intrigued by how this new Venice hostel is marketing itself to Baby Boomers.   Recently renovated and reopened in June 2013, the urban chic Generator Hostel sits on the island of Giudecca and across the lagoon from St. …

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 …

Cooking in Venice: Making the Sardine Dish Sarde in Saor

In the March 2013 issue, frequent Dream of Italy contributor Susan Van Allen recounted two incredible cooking classes in Venice. She asked both chefs to teach her to make a Venetian seafood delicacy. If you’re not planning on cooking in Venice, she tells us which Venice restaurants serve this classic dish. Updated 2018. When I booked this cooking class, I asked if …

Meet One of the Best Tour Guides in Venice

Dream of Italy published two special issues profiling more than 70 of the best tour guides and tour companies in Italy. This list of tour guides (only accessible to subscribers) is a must-read for anyone planning a trip to Italy. Here’s a profile of one of the best tour guides in Venice and the Veneto (updated 2018): VENICE/VENETO: Cristina Gregorin (39) 041 5202434 www.slow-venice.com …

Some Great Northern Italy Tour Guides From Our Special Report

Our latest issue – a special report on the best local guides in Northern Italy – is the first of two issues  on some of the best tour guides in Italy! We revealed more than 30 of our favorite tour guides and tour companies in Northern Italy. These are passionate locals who lead 1/2-day and one-day private and scheduled tours. Subscribers can access the …