DREAM OF ITALY: TRAVEL, TRANSFORM AND THRIVE to air on PBS12 on June 8th at 7 p.m. along with a chance to win a dream trip for two to Italy

Program guests Including Sting & Trudie Styler, Francis Ford Coppola and Frances Mayes Join Host Kathy McCabe to Explore the Transformative Power of Italy

Denver (June 7, 2021) – Denver, CO – Dream of Italy will return to PBS12 on Tuesday, June 8 with the special Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive along with the chance to win an easy-level bike tour for two to Southern Italy, from Tourissimo. Hosted by Kathy McCabe, the special showcases the transformative power and magnificent beauty of Italy with guests 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. Italian-American actor Joe Mantegna joins McCabe as the co-host for the pledge breaks which will help raise funds for public television.

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 how Italy has changed the lives of each of her guests, all who are full or part-time expats living in Italy.

Combining the star power of the guests with the nearly indescribable magnetism and enchantment of Italy, the special teaches the audience to live better, the Italian way. From the deep social connections to the healthy lifestyle of the Mediterranean diet, the Italian lifestyle is the perfect antidote to this past year.

“I know that just one trip to Italy can be completely life-changing because that’s what happened to me,” said McCabe. “Traveling to Italy can change how you live at home, how you see the world and even what you do for a living – look at me! Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive is both a ticket to Italy and permission to make positive changes in our lives. While we meet people from all walks of life, including celebrities, you do not need to be wealthy or famous to live your own Dream of Italy.”

McCabe serves as the host and executive producer of the special Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive. The special is distributed by American Public Television and is underwritten by DeCecco, Monteverdi Tuscany, VIETRI, ItalyAncestry.com and Seeds From Italy. The special will repeat on PBS12 on Saturday, June 12 at 5:30 a.m.

Enter to win an easy level bike tour for two of southern Italy from our friends at Tourissimo. You will spend 8 days and 7 nights in magical Puglia, a stunning region that stretches along the heel of Italy and in neighboring Basilicata. The region is filled with stone-walled farms and vineyards and giant olive trees and produces some of Italy’s best food and wine and olive oil! You will also ride into neighboring Basilicata home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matera, an ancient cave city. This tour with accommodations is worth more than $8000. Visit PBS12.org/TriptoItaly and you might be living the dream cycling through Italy in October 2022! Airfare is not included in this prize.

Dream of Italy is the perfect solution for our curious, adventurous audience who not only dream of travel and faraway places, but can now think about visiting” said Shari Bernson, Director of Development. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to offer this Trip to Italy giveaway! We hope you’ll register to win! Grazie!”

About Kathy McCabe

Italy travel and lifestyle expert Kathy McCabe believes that Italy can change your life. Her first trip to Italy 26 years ago, to rediscover her ancestral home, inspired Dream of Italy, an award-winning travel magazine and website in 2002. Since then, Dream of Italy has grown the public television travel series Dream of Italy reaching more than 60 million viewers and a podcast of the same name recognized by The New York Times as one of “13 Podcasts for Wandering Souls.”  She is also the author of the companion book Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive that will be published in June.

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