Get to Know Leonardo da Vinci in This New PBS Documentary
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by Elaine Murphy
6d ago
Italy’s original Renaissance Man will be in the spotlight as the subject of a new documentary, titled Leonardo da Vinci, airing on PBS on November 18 and 19, 2024. The two-part, four-hour special is a biography of da Vinci’s life and career, set amid the wider context of Renaissance Italy. The documentary is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, along with his daughter Sarah Burns and colleague David McMahon. Da Vinci is Ken Burns’ first non-American subject. Arguably the most famous Florentine in history, Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) made his mark on the Italian Renaissance as a polymat ..read more
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Hungry to Visit Modena? Go With Italian Culinary Adventures
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by Elaine Murphy
1w ago
Have you watched Season 3 of Dream of Italy yet? If you have, You already known the magic of Modena. If not, you are in for a treat meeting 3-Michelin Star Chef Massimo Bottura and his wife Lara Gilmore and exploring their Modena in not just one but two episodes. I have fallen in love with this city! And I can’t wait to go back…but this time I hope to be traveling with one of the companies that made Season 3 possible. All of our funding comes from incredible sponsors… Italian Culinary Adventures is a small woman-owned business that offers travelers who love Italy the chance ..read more
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Dance to Italian Pop in Sanremo
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by Elaine Murphy
2w ago
This article originally appeared in the Dream Days in Italy book. To read more Dream Day articles, find the book here.  Sanremo in Northern Italy’s Liguria is a city on the Mediterranean coast, closer to France and Monaco than to much of the rest of the Italian peninsula. It feels more like Monaco than Italy with its palm trees, yacht-full harbor and elegant casino. The single-most important week of the year for Italian pop music is the week of the Festival di Sanremo, also called the Italian Song Festival (Festival della canzone italiana) or simply “Il Festival.” This yearly event held i ..read more
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Season 3 of Dream of Italy Premieres on Create TV in March
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by Kathy McCabe
2w ago
While Season 3 of Dream of Italy is already airing on local PBS stations, on the PBS app and PBS.org, the star-studded season will have its premiere on Create TV, public television’s lifestyle channel on Thursday,  March 21, 2024, at 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET. The first episode to air will be Andrea Bocelli’s Tuscany, followed each week by episodes on Americans moving to Abruzzo, the treasures of Caserta, two episodes in Modena with 3-star Michelin chef Massimo Bottura and his wife Lara Gilmore and the last episode, the Black Madonna with Marisa Tomei. There are so many ways to watch ..read more
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Podcast Episode #14: Buying Short-Term Rentals in Italy with Brad Allen of BradsWorld
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by Danielle Abbazia
3w ago
Transcript with Show Notes Embedded:  If you want to read more about Brad’s life in Italy and business, get the October/November 2023 issue of Dream of Italy where Brad is featured! Brad Allan: What I am really surprised at is the incredible difference in the cost of living here vs. the US. If you think that house prices here are that much lower- and they are- wait til you see medical care. Kathy McCabe: This is Kathy McCabe. Welcome to the Dream of Italy podcast. You know me from the PBS travel series Dream of Italy and the award-winning website and publication. Join me as we explore t ..read more
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A Fox Terrier’s Adventures in Italy
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by Danielle Abbazia
3w ago
This article originally appeared in the August/September 2023 issue of Dream of Italy. Please also see the free access article, Tips To Take Your Dog to Italy On Halloween of 2010, a spunky, sweet wire fox terrier who had been given the name “Freeway” by American Wire Fox Terrier Rescue flew into my arms and indelibly into my heart. Coming to me after the one-two punch of some losses in my life including the passing of my beloved rescue fox terrier Cooper Leonardo, I suspected Finney would be my saving grace. Little did I know. I quickly renamed him Phineas Orazio McCabe.  I just lov ..read more
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What’s New in Italy for 2024: From Roots Tourism to Historic Train Trips (December 2023/January 2024)
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by Elaine Murphy
3w ago
This article originally appeared in the December 2023/January 2024 issue of Dream of Italy. To cope with record-high tourist numbers, Italy generated new and creative ways to welcome and entertain visitors. This coming year promises a renewed love and appreciation for locomotive travel, ancestry-inspired tours and a fresh Italian Capital of Culture sure to bring a new side of the country to the world’s stage. Forever the home of opera, good food, hospitality and inspiring museums, Italy has its eyes on the future: think sustainability, managing crowds and eco-friendly travel in 2024. Read ..read more
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December 2023/January 2024: What’s New in 2024, Untold Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Made in Molise: Agnone Bells
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by Danielle Abbazia
3w ago
What’s New in Italy: From Roots Tourism to Historic Train Trips Nuovo anno, nuove avventure. New year, new adventures. We report on what’s hot like the new fees for day trippers, restored historic trains taking passengers from major cities to ski destinations, a new museum in Rome with millennia of history, and Pesaro, the new Capital of Culture for 2024. So much to discover this year in Italy—it is no wonder sources are predicting record numbers of visitors over the next 12 months. The Untold Story of Friuli-Venezia GiuliaFriuli-Venezia Giulia has a unique culture all its own. The region stre ..read more
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Tips to Take Your Dog to Italy
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by Danielle Abbazia
3w ago
This article is a part of a larger article – which is now free to access – A Fox Terrier’s Adventures in Italy – in the August/September 2023 issue of Dream of Italy. We had so many tips on taking your dog to Italy, we decided to share this web exclusive with out members. I traveled several times with my late dog Finney to Italy and he was my favorite travel companion. Together we navigated international travel and here are a few things I learned along the way: If your dog hasn’t traveled much, test them out in a place close to home. I knew Finney loved riding in the car, adventure, my only b ..read more
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What’s New in Italy for 2024: From Roots Tourism to Historic Train Trips (December 2023/January 2024)
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by Elaine Murphy
1M ago
This article originally appeared in the December 2023/January 2024 issue of Dream of Italy. To cope with record-high tourist numbers, Italy generated new and creative ways to welcome and entertain visitors. This coming year promises a renewed love and appreciation for locomotive travel, ancestry-inspired tours and a fresh Italian Capital of Culture sure to bring a new side of the country to the world’s stage. Forever the home of opera, good food, hospitality and inspiring museums, Italy has its eyes on the future: think sustainability, managing crowds and eco-friendly travel in 2024. Read ..read more
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