Romans have been making mosaics for thousands of years and artisan Nadia Ridolfini teaches Kathy the ancient craft. Food markets like the Campo dei Fiori are a vital part of daily life. Alessandro Volpetti takes Kathy on a tour of the new Testaccio market as well as his family deli Volpetti. Then the di Felice brothers, owners of Da Enzo, teach Kathy to make Rome's famous dish Cacio e Pepe. Then we get "the scoop" on gelato making with Gelateria del Teatro ai Coronari. Noted street artist Alice Pasquini... [see more] shows us her work, a modern contrast to ancient frescoes. The episode ends at Palazzo Brancaccio with an historic ball performed by Campagna Nazionale di Danza Storica.
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 six diverse areas of Italy in six episodes. Meet Italy's colorful locals - chefs, artisans, historians - who are deeply connected to their land, carrying on and preserving the traditions of their ancestors. Dream of Italy is directed by Dakkan Abbe who created the public television series, Inside the Tuscan Hills.