Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive

Premiering on PBS stations across the US, the 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 will air 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.

The 90-minute pledge event of Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive begins airing on PBS stations in early June. Check the search box below.

The 60-minute special premieres on public television’s Create TV Saturday, June 26th at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

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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.

More information about Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive

Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special

In the first two seasons of Dream of Italy, Italy travel expert Kathy McCabe brought you to some of the most enchanting corners of Italy from Abruzzo to Rome and Basilicata to Venice. Now she visits the hill town of Cortona in Tuscany, meeting a woman who might be just as passionate about Italy as she is – Under the Tuscan Sun author Frances Mayes.

Frances invites Kathy into Bramasole, the villa she and her husband transformed from a little fixer upper into a worldwide phenomenon, including a hit movie! Few people have been behind the gate of Bramasole, but Kathy takes you inside to visit the gardens and the beautiful rooms in the house and for a conversation with Frances about just what it is about Italy that keeps us coming back again and again.

Frances shows Kathy her Cortona starting with the tradition of coffee in the piazza. It’s a day filled with artisan, artistic treasures, food, wine and plenty of local friends. Kathy enjoys a cooking lesson with Michelin star chef Silvia Baracchi and Frances’ husband Ed Mayes invites Kathy to harvest olives on the grounds of Bramasole. The special culminates in an incredible cocktail party as the Tuscan sun sets and a lesson from Frances on why it is so very important to surprise your life! Join us as we dream of Italy, under the Tuscan sun in the Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special.  The special is still airing on PBS stations, CreateTV, online and on Amazon Prime!

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Dream Of Italy

 

(Keep in mind this only covers the next few weeks – your local station may be airing/re-airing Dream of Italy in the future.)

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.

More information about The Tuscan Sun Special

Dream of Italy: The TV Series

With its mesmerizing landscapes, rich artistic treasures, deep ties to the past and warm people, it is no wonder that Americans dream of Italy more than any other destination in the world. Join Italian travel expert Kathy McCabe, editor of the award-winning travel newsletter, Dream of Italy as she explores Italy.  Meet Italy’s colorful locals — chefs, artisans, historians — who are deeply connected to their land, carrying on and preserving the traditions of their ancestors. Both season one, season two and the Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special are currently airing on PBS stations and Create TV. Dream of Italy enjoys 96% U.S. TV household carriage, making it available to nearly every American via broadcast TV.

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If you don’t see your PBS station listed in the search, contact them directly and request Dream of Italy! Keep in mind the search above is just for the next few weeks.

You can also watch Season 1 and Season 2 on Amazon Prime Video

Also see the Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special on Amazon Prime Video