The voyage begins in the heart of Tuscany Chianti with a visit to Castello di Ama to learn how true Chianti wine is made and to see the modern art that makes up the estate. The area is also famous for olive oil and Kathy and the crew experience the olive harvest at Pornanino. Nearby, she meets the very special cashmere goats that Nora Kravis raises at Chianti Cashmere Farm. At Busatti in Anghiari, it's a journey back in time as the 100-year-old looms craft fine fabrics. Kathy visits La Marzocco... [see more] to see how some of the worlds finest espresso machines are still assembled by hand. Then it is off to Panzano for a wild boar hunt with the La Squadra Chiantigiana and a visit with philosophical butcher Dario Cecchini. The episode ends on the captivating coast of Tuscany in Maremma with a stunning ride with the butteri (cowboys).
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.