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#20 Conversation with Kathy McCabe

Updated: May 23

“Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive”

May 22, 2021


No one knows Italy better than the award-winning journalist, TV host, and a dear friend, Kathy McCabe. We talked about the lifetime of travels to Italy, her time with Sting and visits to Bramasole with Frances Mayes, and what it takes to move to Italy.


Her new pledge special/event Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive, premiering on PBS stations across the US this June, explores how Italy can change your life – whether adapting to the Italian lifestyle at home, traveling to Italy in a more meaningful way or deciding to move there. Host Kathy McCabe explores the 11 essential elements of the Italian lifestyle – the land, food, family, art & culture, beauty, pace of life, passion, movement, community, celebrations and sense of home– through the stories of full- and part-time expats Sting & Trudie Styler, Francis Ford Coppola, Under the Tuscan Sun author Frances Mayes, best-selling financial author David Bach, retiree Sally Carrocino and interior designer Arlene Antoinette Gibbs.

Italian-American actor Joe Mantegna joins McCabe for the special’s pledge breaks which feature special messages from Francis Ford Coppola and Frances Mayes to encourage support for local public television stations.

Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive combines that star power of world-famous celebrities and that nearly indescribable magnetism and magic of Italy in a unique program teaching the audience to live better the Italian way.





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