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.
{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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Italian Sangria Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Italian Sangria Cocktail Recipe

Made with Italian rose and the bittersweet Italian aperitif, Cocchi Americano, this is my summery twist on classic Sangria with fresh peaches and tons of strawberries. 

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Classic Americano Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Classic Americano Cocktail Recipe

Sure, we like the classic Milan cocktail, the Negroni, just fine. But sometimes the combo of gin, vermouth, and Campari can be a little too much.

So when it's warmer out, we turn to the Americano Cocktail, basically, a Negroni made with sparkling water in place of the gin. It's crazily refreshing...

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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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Local Food: What To Eat In Romagna, Italy | https://saltandwind.com

Local Food: What To Eat In Romagna, Italy

When it comes to the Italian region of Emilia-Romanga, Emilia is way better known, which is a shame because Romagna has a culinary culture all its own that's well worth exploring. Here are 10 classic foods from Romagna that you may not know but should seek out next time you're in Italy.

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