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Sunday, November 27, 2011

CyberMonday Deals on Gifts for Travelers, Italian Gifts and Gift Subscriptions

Looking for the perfect Italian gift or gifts for travelers on your Christmas list. Look no further than the award-winning travel newsletter Dream of Italy and our online gifts store. Enjoy the following deals for CyberMonday (as we write this Sunday, you can start shopping!) and the Tuesday afterwards. Enjoy!

$15 OFF Gift Subscriptions - 
Includes TWO BONUS DVDs!

$15 Off Gift Subscriptions + TWO BONUS DVDs
Use Discount Code: 15off
Only through Tuesday, November 29th
Use Discount Code: 15 off
Only Through Tuesday, November 29th

Over $75 - U.S. Only
Spend $75 or more in one order being delivered to the U.S. and enjoy FREE SHIPPING!

Spend $100+ This Season - 

Spend $100 or more on subscriptions/renewals, gift subscriptions and/or Italian gifts between Oct. 15 and Dec. 25 and receive a BONUS COPY of the book Up at the Villa ($17.95 value) by Linda Dini Jenkins. No need to put in a code, we will just send it to you when you've spent $100 or more before shipping.

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November 2011 Issue: Emilia-Romagna Wines, Meandering Through Le Marche, Prosciutto Party in Parma

The November 2011 issue of Dream of Italy is hot off the presses. If you're NOT a subscriber, become one today and get TWO BONUS Italy travel documentaries on DVD ($40 value), you will also receive access to this issue, online access to more than 85 back issues and subscriber-only discounts! Our paid subscribers (who can log-in here) are reading the following articles this month:

The Wines of Emilia-Romagna
Haven't heard much about the wines of the distinct areas of Emilia and Romagna? Wine expert Mark Spivak tells you what you've been missing and suggests wines to try and vineyards to visit in Emilia-Romagna

Meandering Through A Corner of Le Marche: Pesaro e Urbino
The northern province of this under-the-radar Italian region has much to offer including the seaside city of Pesaro (home of the Rossini Opera Festival), a Renaissance jewel in Urbino, territory ripe for truffle hunting and a place of pilgrimage at the house of the Virgin Mary.

Parma's Prosciutto Museum
Parma is synonymous with prosciutto and for a full immersion in this food staple, our writer enjoy a factory visit, museum tour and delectable tasting.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Take the Alitalia Bus from Rome's Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumincino) Airport

Just back from Rome yesterday and have a tip for those flying into and out of Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumincino) Airport -- you can take the new Alitalia Bus for 7 euros each way to and from the airport. But you have to be flying on Alitalia (a plane ticket is required to purchase a bus ticket).

I'm not sure exactly when the bus service started but the "New Alitalia" as the airline has been rebranded is heavily promoting the service. There was an advertisement on every seat on my flight from FCO to EWR yesterday.

One minor point of inconvenience for those flying from the U.S. is that the bus is based in Terminal 1 and U.S. flights arrive in and leave Terminal 3. There is a shuttle bus that runs between terminals however.

The bus make stops at several spots in the center of Rome including Termini Train Station is a very affordable new airport transportation option. I've dropped a note to my contact at Alitalia to learn more about the new bus service.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Join Dream of Italy's Editor for A Meetup in Rome This Week

I'm always excited to meet new Italophiles and travel lovers -- especially meeting in person, those I have only "met" online. I'll be in Rome this week and decided to organize an informal meetup for anyone in the travel industry, fans of Dream of Italy, expats who live in Rome and anyone just passing through would would like meet for wine, networking and conversation.

Join me from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, November 16th at Etabli a wine bar not far from Rome's Piazza Navona.