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Dream of Italy

Venice

There is simply no other place in the world like Venice. Host Kathy McCabe takes a gondola rowing lesson from an 8th-generation gondolier. She learns how Venice is fighting rising water levels with a special ecology tour. Kathy meets an impiraressa - a bead stringer - who is bringing Venice's ancient art into modern times. Chef Riccardo takes Kathy to Venice's 1000-year old Rialto Market and teaches her how to cook up some eel. Plus much more...

Friday, September 30 at 12:00 pm on 12.1


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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.