This month I have two articles featured in the Dream of Italy newsletter: “Rediscovering Paradise in Castiglioncello” and “10 Great Things to Do on the Island of Elba.” I first visited Castiglioncello as a dance student at the Pro Danza Italia festival in 1994. Several years later I returned to the festival as a Pilates instructor and stayed in the stunning Villa Santa Lucia. Then, nearly a decade after my first visit, I returned yet again to relive those early memories—and to attend the town’s famous Festa del Pesce. During that last trip to the Tuscan coast, I also spent a week on the island of Elba, exploring everything from beaches to mountain peaks to rock and mineral museums.
The May 2011 issue is now available to subscribers at DreamofItaly.com.