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Episode 62: Dreaming of Italy with Kathy McCabe & Rebecca Winke

In this episode, hosts Sara and Jessica talk with Kathy McCabe and Rebecca Winke about their work on the upcoming PBS series, “Dream of Italy.”

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Kathy & Rebecca are 2nd & 3rd from left

Kathy & Rebecca are 2nd & 3rd from left

Kathy McCabe is the host and executive producer of the new PBS travel series, Dream of Italy, which is inspired by the award-winning subscription travel newsletter of the same name that Kathy founded 12 years ago. The show & newsletter introduce travelers to authentic experiences that put them in touch with locals and the history and culture of Italy. The newsletter has been recommended by National Geographic Traveler, USA TODAY, BusinessWeek, U.S. News + World Report and other media outlets.

Rebecca Winke moved to Italy from Chicago in 1993 and shortly thereafter opened an agriturismo in a renovated farmhouse at the foot of Mount Subasio near Assisi, Umbria. She spends her time taking care of guests at Brigolante, and writing about Umbria and Italy for a number of travel websites and print magazines. She also co-wrote the Umbria Slow app and was associate producer for the upcoming PBS travel series, Dream of Italy.

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Did you know Sara and Jessica both have ebooks for sale on Amazon? Check out Sara’s book How to Order an Italian Coffee in Italy, and Jessica’s book Italy Explained: Italian Trains.

Episode 61: Getting Educated About Italian Wine with Hande Leimer

In this episode, hosts Sara and Jessica talk with sommelier Hande Leimer about Italian wine.

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Hande Leimer is a certified sommelier & the founder of vino roma, a wine education business in Rome. She was born in Istanbul, and had lived in the USA, and Germany before settling in Italy, where she shifted her career from marketing and IT to wine. She became a member of the Italian Sommelier Association, where she gained her sommelier title, and opened vino roma.

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Did you know Sara and Jessica both have ebooks for sale on Amazon? Check out Sara’s book How to Order an Italian Coffee in Italy, and Jessica’s book Italy Explained: Italian Trains.

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Episode 60: Digging into Roman Archaeology with Darius Arya

In this episode, hosts Sara and Jessica talk with archaeologist Darius Arya about what lies underfoot in Rome and elsewhere in Italy.

Special Guest
dariusaryaDarius Arya, Ph. D, is an archaeologist and professor based in Rome. He co-founded & is the executive director of the American Institute for Roman Culture, and has appeared in several documentaries on the Discovery, History, and National Geographic Channels.

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