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Dream of Italy: Under The Tuscan Sun

By Dream of Italy Productions for PBS/Create TV

Has Dream of Italy or Under The Tuscan Sun inspired you in your life? Has a trip to Italy changed your life? Here’s a chance to give back and pay it forward by supporting public television and the new special Dream of Italy: Under The Tuscan Sun.

The book and movie Under The Tuscan Sun – Frances Mayes true story of renovating a villa in Tuscany – have captivated millions around the world. Mayes’ real life second act in life is the quintessential dream of Italy…Tens of thousands travel each year to the hilltop town of Cortona just to catch a peek at Bramasole, perhaps the most famous home in all of Italy. In this half-hour special, Dream of Italy host Kathy McCabe visits with Frances and her husband, for an exclusive tour of Bramasole, including the rarely seen interior. Ed even takes her into the olive grove for the harvest! Then Frances introduces Kathy and viewers to her Cortona, a place where visitors can feel an authentic sense of community in just a few days. The best thing about Cortona, the locals – Frances introduces Kathy to chef Silvia for a cooking lesson with local ingredients and master jeweler Sebastian demonstrates Tuscany’s gold-smithing tradition.

Fans love Dream of Italy and Under the Tuscan Sun and Mayes and McCabe make a powerhouse duo inspiring the traveler or just any viewer who aspires to make a dream come true, even later in life. This will be a cherished special for years to come as it will air and repeat on PBS/Create TV/online for at least four years.

Public television programming is made possible by YOU, corporate sponsors and individual donors. We can’t create this inspirational and informative programming without your support. Your tax-deductible donation of at least $2,500 will be acknowledged on-screen before and after every airing. 

$2500 Tax-Deductible Donation Includes Your Name on Screen Before/After Every Airing
BONUSES:
Copy of Under The Tuscan Sun book signed/personally dedicated by Frances Mayes
Bottle of Bramasole olive oil
One-year digital membership to Dream of Italy
Exclusive online preview screening months before special airs on broadcast.
Invitation to premiere party if one is thrown (each season we have had one so very likely).
Your name will appear something like this

$15,000 Tax-Deductible Donation Includes Six Seconds Total of Messaging Before/After Every Airing
BONUSES:
Copy of Under The Tuscan Sun book signed/personally dedicated by Frances Mayes
Bottle of Bramasole olive oil
One-year print membership to Dream of Italy
One-hour travel consultation with host Kathy McCabe
Exclusive online preview screening months before special airs on broadcast.
Invitation to premiere party if one is thrown (each season we have had one so very likely).
Your message will appear like one of these messages or simply as your name on screen for six seconds total.

If you would prefer to remain anonymous (no name on screen) with your donation, you may. If you would prefer to make your donation by check, email kathy@dreamofitaly.com for details.

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