by Stefano Marchetti
“I fell in love with Modena, I fell in love with Modena. It’s a wonderful city waiting to be discovered. And I think Americans should discover it more and more…”.
Among the most beloved in the United States, Kathy McCabe, travel expert and TV host, is able to tell the word of Italy and its beauty to millions of readers and star-and-stripes viewers. For more than twenty years he has created “Dream of Italy”, a travel magazine and website entirely dedicated to Italy and its treasures, this experience has also been transformed for some seasons into a TV show, broadcast by PBS and also by Amazon Prime in the United States.
In recent days, Kathy – who has already visited Modena with her troupe in recent weeks – is back in town for new “discoveries” for her hugely popular programme. We met her next to the Teatro Comunale, while she was completing some filming at the iconic monument dedicated to Luciano Pavarotti: “I thought of dedicating an episode to Modena, but we realized that there was a lot of material, very rich, interesting, that deserved more attention – he told us -. And so We will do at least two episodes on Modena that will air next fall.”
On her Instagram profile, followed by thousands of followers, Kathy McCabe has already revealed some of the stages of her journey to Modena. For example, Ghirlandina climbed, wandered through the streets of the center, kept impressed by the colors of the buildings, “yellow, red, terracotta, orange, so enchanting, enchanting”, she also depicted the Carnival as she meets the Paveronica family, she is welcomed at the Teatro Comunale where the Bel canto is At home. And of course she went to visit Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore, both in the Osteria Francescana and in the Casa Maria Luigia: with the chef who let her go up to Ferrari, she also visited the Rosola dairy. On Tuesday afternoon, she’s back at Francescana’s to get some shots of the dishes, “which require state-of-the-art framing, because they are true works of art.”
“I am glad to be in Modena, – adds Cathy McCabe, -. All Emilia-Romagna is a wonderful land, where there is also a great interest in tourist hospitality. I hope that more and more Americans will appreciate it as I did. But maybe even Italians should discover it more … “.
And they might as well fall in love with Modena as I did.
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