Ten percent of Americans have some Italian blood and many of them could qualify for Italian citizenship by birth. Host Kathy McCabe travels to the ancestral village of her maternal great-grandfather —Castelvetere sul Calore in the region of Campania — to trace her roots and see if she can qualify for citizenship by blood line. This has always been a place of mystery and miracles for her family. Kathy takes part in an ancient procession honoring the town's patron saint Madonna delle Grazie. Her... [see more] visit is full of surprises and the kind of magic that can only take place in southern Italy.
DREAM OF ITALY is a journey into the heart and soul of the most beautiful country in the world. With an insider's perspective on the people and culture that make Italy so special, this in-depth series will take viewers to places they have never seen before. The premiere season will visit six special regions in Italy: Naples/Amalfi, Puglia, Rome, Umbria, Tuscany, and Piedmont. In each region, the show will dive into what makes them unique, through stories of the food, wine, arts, and history of the region.