Buongiorno from Rome!
Things have been quite hectic here even though we’re in the middle of summer. I’m staying put this year. I might go away for a long weekend in late August but it depends on what’s going on with this Delta variant.
The tourists are back. Not pre-pandemic number of course but what a change from a few months ago. People are so excited to be here. For those who love Italy and/or would like to do some armchair traveling, there’s a special Dream of Italy episode currently airing on PBS stations nationwide (USA). It’s part of their pledge season, with a notable appearance by actor Joe Mantegna, with host Kathy McCabe.
In this special Kathy interviewed expats/immigrants who have moved to Italy part-time or full-time. She focuses on eleven 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 our stories. Kathy discusses how one can incorporate the values, inspiration, and beauty of Italy into their lives. There are also practical tips for people who are interested in moving to Italy for a sabbatical or permanently.
Some of the people who were interviewed (Sting, Trudie Styler, Francis Mayes, Francis Ford Coppola) are very famous. Some, ahem me, are not. We all have unique stories and experiences of how and why we came to Italy. For more information and to find the airdates for your area click HERE. At the moment it’s only airing in the USA and some areas in Canada that receive PBS stations. It should be on available for international viewers in 2022.
This special was filmed before the pandemic. I’m thrilled to be a part of this program that speaks to the wonderful things about living in Italy.