Italy

Get essential tips and advice on Italy from the travel experts at Salt & Wind Travel. We share how to drive in Italy, how to find the best food, the wine tasting essentials, recipes, packing tips, and how to get the most out of every day you have on your trip to Italy.
Beyond Mozzarella: Famous Italian Cheeses to Try ASAP  | https://saltandwind.com

Beyond Mozzarella: Famous Italian Cheeses to Try ASAP

You already know about Burrata, Mozzarella, and Parmigiano-Reggiano, now get to know these other five famous Italian kinds of cheese.

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Here's How To Find The Best Gelato In Italy | https://saltandwind.com

Here's How To Find The Best Gelato In Italy

Not all gelato is not created equal and, to be honest, a lot you find in Italy doesn’t come from quality ingredients.So how are you supposed to find the best gelato when you travel to Italy? Well, we’ve got you covered!

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Broiled Fruit With Rosemary Honey Mascarpone and Crushed Amaretti Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Broiled Fruit With Rosemary Honey Mascarpone and Crushed Amaretti Recipe

A simple dessert recipe combining some of our favorite flavors of Northern Italy. Made with broiled fruit, rosemary-infused honey, whipped Mascarpone cheese, and crumbled amaretti cookies, it's so easy to make but so flavorful!

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Where to Travel in Italy Based on Your Personality | https://saltandwind.com

Where to Travel in Italy Based on Your Personality

You made the decision–you’re going to travel to Italy!  But, before you hop on the plane to live la dolce vita, you have to make one difficult decision: choosing where you will visit. We say let your personality lead the way. 

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What is Balsamic Vinegar: Get To Know The Iconic Italian Ingredient | https://saltandwind.com

What is Balsamic Vinegar: Get To Know The Iconic Italian Ingredient

Balsamic vinegar is called for in numerous recipes, but how much do you really know about this celebrated vinegar from Italy? Here we're diving into its history and production so you can purchase the real-deal, authentic vinegar with confidence.  

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Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad Recipe

A super simple twist on classic Italian Panzanella salad made with grilled stone fruit, garlicky crusty crostini bread,  and tons of basil, this is the ultimate no-cook summer dish. 

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Cool Down With These Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicle Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Cool Down With These Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicle Recipe

On my first trip to Italy, I'd religiously finish the day with a cone of straciatella gelato while the adults would sip on ice-cold Limoncello. Though I didn't ever try more than an eyedropper full of the stuff, the intensely sweet, floral lemony flavor stayed with me and inspired these very adult Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicles.

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What's An Osteria? And Other Italian Restaurant Definitions | https://saltandwind.com

What's An Osteria? And Other Italian Restaurant Definitions

The difference between a trattoria and a ristorante and what is an osteria after all? Navigating all the different types of restaurants in Italy can be tricky -- here's our cheat sheet to help you understand it all. 

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Is It Safe To Travel To Italy Right Now? | https://saltandwind.com

Is It Safe To Travel To Italy Right Now?

Trying to understand if and when you can travel to Italy? Here is the lowdown on how to travel to Italy during the pandemic.

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A Guide To Soaking Up the Sun at the Best Beaches In Sardinia | https://saltandwind.com

A Guide To Soaking Up the Sun at the Best Beaches In Sardinia

The Italian islands are some of the best spots for clocking in beach time but where to go is the question. Here is our advice on the best beaches when you travel to Sardinia.

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Zucchini and Ricotta Salata Bruschetta Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Zucchini and Ricotta Salata Bruschetta Recipe

This is a recipe that screams summer in Italy. We're talking happy hour (aka aperitivo) time when you're sipping on Prosecco or Spritzs and noshing on olives, potato chips, pistachios, and little crostini. This recipe is inspired by one of our favorite places of all time to do aperitivo – we're talking the rooftop of the Principe Hotel in Forte dei Marmi.

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One-Pot Lemon-Garlic Basil Artichoke Chicken Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

One-Pot Lemon-Garlic Basil Artichoke Chicken Recipe

A one-pot recipe inspired by Italy and delicious any time of year, the secret to this dish is to cook lemons and garlic in olive oil before adding in the chicken, artichokes, and loads of basil. Serve this with roasted potatoes or over polenta for a complete meal.

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