Dream of Italy

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With its mesmerizing landscapes, rich artistic treasures, deep ties to the past and warm people, it is no wonder that travelers 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 the diverse regions of Italy.
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Kathy McCabe
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Special InterestDocumentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Tuscany
    July 7 2015
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    We start in the heart of Tuscany - Chianti - with a visit to Castello di Ama to learn how true Chianti wine is made. At Busatti in Anghiari, we watch 100-year-old looms craft fine fabrics. Then it is off to Panzano for a wild boar hunt and a visit with philosophical butcher Dario Cecchini. The episode ends on the coast of Tuscany in Maremma with a stunning ride with the butteri (cowboys).
  2. 2. Rome
    July 14 2015
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    Artisan Nadia Ridolfini teaches Kathy the ancient craft of mosaics. Alessandro Volpetti takes Kathy on a tour of the new Testaccio market. Then the di Felice brothers teach Kathy to make Rome's famous dish Cacio e Pepe. Then we get "the scoop" on gelato making. The episode ends at Palazzo Brancaccio with an historic ball performed by Campagna Nazionale di Danza Storica.
  3. 3. Umbria
    July 21 2015
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    In Perugia, we meet two women carrying on their family traditions (stained glass and handmade textiles). Chocolate maestro Massimiliano Guidubaldi teaches Kathy to make the famous Baci candy. Then it is into the countryside around Montefalco to visit the ultra-modern winery Tenuta Castelbuono. Kathy enjoys a cooking lesson with Chef Salvatore Denaro. We are then off to a goat cheese farm.
  4. 4. Naples/Amalfi Coast
    July 28 2015
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    Neapolitans are serious about their coffee, and we visit the historic Gran Caffe Gambrinus. Naples is also famous for its tailoring tradition, and we visit Rubinacci for an inside look. Kathy attends pizza school and visits a street full of Christmas creches and caricatures. Then it's into the crater of Mount Vesuvius. We also learn to make paper, watch a cooking demonstration and go fishing.
  5. 5. Piedmont/Lake Iseo
    August 4 2015
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    Kathy tries to get truffle hunters to reveal their secret hunting grounds. Then it is time to attend the World Truffle Auction. We visit Cascina Bruciata vineyard to learn about the hearty wines. Piedmont is also home to hot springs, and Kathy goes to Lago delle Sorgenti to find out about the unique medicinal qualities of these baths. We also visit Lake Iseo to see fine Italian boat making.
  6. 6. Puglia
    August 11 2015
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    Kathy gets an introduction to the Baroque city of Lecce with a classic car ride. Lecce is famous for its paper maché, and we see how nativity scene figures are crafted. In the town of Squinzano, Kathy goes to an olive mill where the locals are dancing the pizzica in celebration of the harvest. Kathy's friend Antonello Losito introduces her to an old man who makes beautiful model boats.

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Directors
Kathy McCabe
Producers
Dakkan AbbeKathy McCabe
Season year
2015
Network
American Public Television
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4.4 out of 5 stars

143 global ratings

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  5. 5% of reviews have 1 stars
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VEHReviewed in the United States on June 23, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
It's ok
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I love Italy, and have spent a lot of time there over the years. I wanted to like this series, but the host spoiled it for me. I understand that the series grew out of her book, and that that is the reason why she's the host, but I found her accent (in English) to be flat and irritating, and her Italian pronunciation really grating. Her reading of the voiceover script sounds amateurish. On the other hand, the show visits interesting places and interviews interesting people, so I did watch it. It could have been a 5 star series with a better host, but it's just ok as is.
26 people found this helpful
NonninaReviewed in the United States on July 24, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
HORRIBLE
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I thought I was buying the whole season to find out they only meant one episode... BUYER BEWARE!, I would like a full refund
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MikeandTammieReviewed in the United States on August 23, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful series
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We have enjoyed every minute of it. Italy is our favorite vacation spot.
TGReviewed in the United States on January 4, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not as much about the scenery as I hoped it would be....more about an individual's travels
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Too little scenery, too much interviewing of locals.....not that such is bad, it is just not what I hoped for.
7 people found this helpful
Nora TarquinoReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Old and not worth $1
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It needs to be updated to this decade. Every episode is from way way back like the 70’s. I paid so I could see Italy in recent times not before I was born.
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Pamela C.Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
lovely very good documentary
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It is so well done that is it as you were there
avecverveReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
A Typical American in Italy
The sceneries are beautiful.

Now that that's out of the way..... She comes across as THE typical American (the type who has never traveled outside of the state in which she was born); the way she pronounces Italian names, the things she finds interesting (as well as the things she does not find interesting), the way she talks about food (when consumed by someone whose lifestyle causes her to be concerned about gaining weight), the way she flirts with the men, .......

If through this series, she manages to convince a few typical American to get a passport and to start booking trips overseas, because they can relate to her, then more power to her!
9 people found this helpful
Jeffrey T. MedfordReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
The host of this show is the most irritating person alive
10 stars for Italy, -7 stars (representing the 7 levels of hell) for the host. This is almost unwatchable because of how horrid she is. Never has there been a worse pairing: We have here the finest country on earth married with the least endearing of people to guide us through it. It is like combining the most exquisite of Italian cuisine with Welch's Grape soda: It should never happen. Nay, it shouldn't even be allowed. While we all rightly cherish liberty, there are some things--like pederasty and this show--that civil society should never allow.
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