Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive

The Public Television pledge special/event Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive explores how Italy can change your life – whether adapting to the Italian lifestyle at home, traveling to Italy in a more meaningful way or deciding to move there. Dream of Italy host Kathy McCabe explores the 11 essential elements of the Italian lifestyle – the land, food, family, art & culture, beauty, pace of life, passion, movement, community, celebrations and sense of home– through the stories of full- and part-time expats Sting & Trudie Styler, Francis Ford Coppola, Under the Tuscan Sun author Frances Mayes, best-selling financial author David Bach, retiree Sally Carrocino and interior designer Arlene Antoinette Gibbs.

Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive airs as both a regular special but more importantly as a pledge special which means you can donate to your local public television station and receive incredible gifts like the companion book, exclusive extended DVD, Rosetta Stone Italian lessons and a sunflower charm from Delbrenna Jewelry in Cortona. Italian-American actor Joe Mantegna joins Kathy for the pledge breaks during the special. Distributed by American Public Television. For more information check out our FAQs page.

It is NOT airing online or on streaming YET – SOON!

Read more about the special in this Forbes.com article

There are two versions of the special – a 90-minute pledge version and a 60-minute regular special – both are airing on PBS stations and CreateTV throughout the year. Search below.

Dream Of Italy


(Keep in mind this search covers the next few weeks – your local station may be airing the special a few weeks later.)

Contact your local PBS station by phone or email if it is not airing Dream of Italy or if it doesn’t have it scheduled. They listen to viewers! Then check back again in a few weeks.

Get The Companion Book

Travel, Transform and Thrive Underwriters

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Additional Supporters

These companies and individuals also helped to support Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive:

Mark & Sandy Amorello
Joseph J. Bell, Esq.
Pinnacle Communications Service
Toscana Restaurant, Los Angeles

These companies partnered with us to offer enticing premiums for our pledge event with Joe Mantegna. Contact your local PBS station to find out when it is airing so you can get items from Dream of Italy and:

Delbrenna Jewelry
Rosetta Stone

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