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.
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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Amalfi Coast Inspired Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicle Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Amalfi Coast Inspired 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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Healthy Habits from Italy To Adopt ASAP | https://saltandwind.com

Healthy Habits from Italy To Adopt ASAP

If there’s anything that making it through this pandemic has taught us, it’s the importance of making our health and wellness a priority. Here are five healthy habits the Italians have on the lock that we suggest you adopt ASAP. 

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Classic Italian Panna Cotta Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Classic Italian Panna Cotta Recipe

An easy recipe for a classic Italian panna cotta dessert from the Northwest region of Piedmont, it's made with heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla bean. 

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From Italy con Amore: Foods That Originated From Italy | https://saltandwind.com

From Italy con Amore: Foods That Originated From Italy

Olives, radicchio, fennel, tomatoes, and eggplant – they're all frequent ingredients in Italian cooking. But do you know which are originally from Italy and which aren't?

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Tips For Making Lasagne alla Bolognese From Scratch | https://saltandwind.com

Tips For Making Lasagne alla Bolognese From Scratch

If you've been to Bologna then you know -- classic lasagne alla bolognese is one of the most delicious dishes you'll ever try. Here are our top tips to help you make it from scratch. 

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