The Dream of Italy Blog Provides Essential Travel Information for Visitors Flocking to Rome and The Vatican

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The millions of travelers expected to visit Rome over the coming weeks for the funeral of Pope John Paul II and the transition to a new Pope can get up-to-the-minute travel information from The Dream of Italy Blog (, compiled by the editor of the subscription travel newsletter, Dream of Italy (

The Dream of Italy Blog ( includes detailed travel information including a schedule of added trains to Rome, information on securing hotel reservations, when and where to expect crowds, what's open and what’s not, and much, much more. The blog also includes on-scene reports from Rome as well as revealing facts about what’s going on at the Vatican.

"This is one of the largest public events Italy has ever seen and events surrounding the Papal transition will be going on for weeks. Travelers need up-to-the-minute information on what to expect on their visits to Rome. The Dream of Italy Blog can give them everything they need, including the historical and religious context for the events they are witnessing," says Kathy McCabe, editor and publisher of Dream of Italy.

Dream of Italy has been recommended by National Geographic Traveler and USA TODAY. Published 10 times a year, the three-year-old newsletter covers everything Italian (art, cooking schools, cultural events, destinations, hotels, museums, restaurants, shopping, villa rentals) for luxury travelers.

Through her writing and media appearances Kathy McCabe, the founder, editor and publisher of Dream of Italy, has helped tens of thousands of travelers get the most out of their visits to Italy. Her travel writing has appeared in publications such as USA TODAY, Saveur, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, Global Traveler, The Travel Channel Online and Fodor's Travel Guides. She is frequently interviewed by major magazines and radio programs for her advice on travel to Italy.


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