Italy

Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by one of our favorite food places on earth, Italy.
Franciacorta Risotto with Pears and Speck Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Franciacorta Risotto with Pears and Speck Recipe

Inspired by a meal we had in Italy's Franciacorta wine region, this risotto is a twist on Champagne risotto made with pears, speck, and quality bubbles.

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Grape Blue Cheese Mini Focaccia Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Grape Blue Cheese Mini Focaccia Recipe

Full disclosure: if you're in search of a more traditional focaccia, this is not it! 

In that case you'll want to check out our other recipes like our Genoa-Style Focaccia, the cheese-stuffed Focaccia Di Recco, or the recipe that inspired this recipe: Schiacciata All'Uva.

Cocktail Party Sized Foc...

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Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe

We took Frosé (Frozen Rosé) and gave it an Aperol Spritz twist! Less sweet than Frosé but just as phenom, we'll be making batches of it right up until summer ends! 

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{Risotto Alla Milanese} Classic Saffron Risotto Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Risotto Alla Milanese} Classic Saffron Risotto Recipe

The most classic of all risottos, here is a recipe for traditional Risotto alla Milanese. Made with arborio rice, butter, saffron, and grated Grana Padano cheese, this recipe is totally simple and totally impressive.  

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One Day Itinerary: 24 Hours In Florence, Italy | https://saltandwind.com

One Day Itinerary: 24 Hours In Florence, Italy

Our aperitivo-loving Editor-In-Chief and one-time Florence expat invites us along as she heads out on One Perfect Day in Florence, Italy. 

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Basic Creamy Polenta with Melted Peppers and Mushrooms | https://saltandwind.com

Basic Creamy Polenta with Melted Peppers and Mushrooms

A simple recipe for a creamy polenta topped with sauteed vegetables and a fried egg!

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{Insalata Del Garga} Garga Arugula Avocado Hearts Of Palm Salad Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Insalata Del Garga} Garga Arugula Avocado Hearts Of Palm Salad Recipe

Some salads are just instant classics and in our book the Insalata del Garga from Florence's Garga restaurant is very much that. It's a super simple salad with spicy arugula, toasty pine nuts, and salt Parmigiano, but the addition of avocado and hearts of palm make it something special. 

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{Insalata Caprese} Classic Caprese Salad Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Insalata Caprese} Classic Caprese Salad Recipe

We wait all year for it: that moment when the tomatoes are so amazing, we wouldn't think about eating anything else. And that's when we can't stop, won't stop with classic tomato dishes like this Caprese Salad.

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{Fiori Di Zucca Fritti} Classic Italian Fried Zucchini Flowers Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Fiori Di Zucca Fritti} Classic Italian Fried Zucchini Flowers Recipe

Few places do fried food to the level of Rome. From the suppli to the Animelle fritte (sweetbreads), and the Carciofi alla giudia (fried artichokes) to (our fave) fried zucchini blossoms, it's hard to cross a menu that doesn't have at least one thing fried. We've long stuffed zucchini blossoms with ricotta (blended with herbs and lemon zest) but this way, with mozzrella and anchovies, is bold and unapologetic, a lot like Rome.

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Sophie Elkus Shares What To Pack For Amalfi Coast | https://saltandwind.com

Sophie Elkus Shares What To Pack For Amalfi Coast

We've traveled a lot with fashionista Sophie Elkus, and she seems to always have the right outfit. On the Amalfi Coast, she struck a mix of Italian glam and summer style that left us envious.

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24 Hour Itinerary: Milan, Italy With Christine Davis | https://saltandwind.com

24 Hour Itinerary: Milan, Italy With Christine Davis

Milan doesn't always get the attention of the other major Italian cities but photographer Christine Davis proves that it's worth a second look. Her swoon-worthy photos had us dying to know where she'd go on her One Perfect Day in Milan.

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Italy Travel Guide: Where To Eat, Shop, and Stay In Rome | https://saltandwind.com

Italy Travel Guide: Where To Eat, Shop, and Stay In Rome

Rome's a huge city so it's easy to get overwhelmed. Here are Team Salt & Wind's favorite corners of the city's historic center from shops to eats to where to stay. 

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