Classic Aperol Spritz Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Aperol Spritz Cocktail

Here it is – one of our favorite summertime refreshers, the Aperol Spritz. This is a cocktail you find served throughout the Northeast part of Italy with all sorts of variations, but, at...
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Toast Italy With Our Favorite Italian Aperitivo Cocktails  | http://saltandwind.com

Toast Italy With Our Favorite Italian Aperitivo Cocktails

In our dream world, we'd do Italian aperitivo in Italy on the regular. We love the atmosphere, the snacks, and, of course, the cocktails. Here are our favorite ways to do Italian happy ho...
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Classic Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail

Cocktail folklore has it that this drink, the Negroni Sbagliato, is a mistake or messed up (aka sbagliato) take on the classic cocktail the Negroni. It's said that a bartender at Milan's ...
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Zucchini and Ricotta Salata Bruschetta | http://saltandwind.com

Zucchini and Ricotta Salata Bruschetta

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 lit...
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Sirmione Just Might Be The Quaintest Historic Town On Lake Garda | http://saltandwind.com

Sirmione Just Might Be The Quaintest Historic Town On Lake Garda

Sooner or later it'll happen. If you travel to Lake Garda, sooner or later someone will suggest you visit the historic city of Sirmione. And, well, we couldn't agree more!
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Italy Travel Guide: Where To Eat, Stay, and Shop In Milan | http://saltandwind.com

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

One place we think doesn't get nearly enough love: Milan. Here are Team Salt & Wind's picks for what to do, eat, and where to stay in Milan, Italy.
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Aperol Spritz Punch Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Aperol Spritz Punch Cocktail

It’s time – time to take a break. As in a Spritz Break. We know each other well enough that you know I love a good aperitivo (aka Italian happy hour). I adore the pairing of s...
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Blistered Balsamic Concord Grapes | http://saltandwind.com

Blistered Balsamic Concord Grapes

Oh, Balsamic Blistered Concord Grapes, where have you been all my life? I always thought grapes were just fine as is until you came along. Blistered in a hot oven with sweet-tart vinegar and herbs,...
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Campari Watermelon Cooler Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Campari Watermelon Cooler Cocktail

It should be noted that women who drink real, true stiff cocktails are always given a bit of a stare. I started at it when I lived in Italy. I'd order my grandfather'’s favorite summertime drink, a...
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The Avant Garde Antipasti Platter  | http://saltandwind.com

The Avant Garde Antipasti Platter

The Italians have it right when it comes to food — the emphasis is on quality products and simply letting them shine. That was inspired me to update an old-school Italian aperitivo&...
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Dirty Bloody Mary Cocktails | http://saltandwind.com

Dirty Bloody Mary Cocktails

I’ve never had a Bloody Mary I really, truly loved. Some are just watery, others too sweet, and some just way, like way, too boozy. On a recent trip to San Diego, I was on a mission — we were stayi...
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Must Know Tips For Eating In Italy | http://saltandwind.com

Must Know Tips For Eating In Italy

One question we get asked all the time on our Salt & Wind group trips to Italy? What tips travelers should know before dining there!
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Spiced Candied Kumquats | http://saltandwind.com

Spiced Candied Kumquats

Though I've been eating kumquats for years and years and years, I've never bothered to do much with kumquats beyond snacking. I'm sure they'd be amazing paired with pork chops and tons of thyme. An...
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Genoa Is The Italian City You Need To Visit Next | http://saltandwind.com

Genoa Is The Italian City You Need To Visit Next

As the biggest port city in Italy, Genoa often gets overlooked as a hard-working city with not much charm. We couldn't disagree more! Here's why you should visit Genoa now and what to do when you'r...
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Rome, Italy: Rione Monti Neighborhood Guide | http://saltandwind.com

Rome, Italy: Rione Monti Neighborhood Guide

There's a lot to love in Italy's capital but one of our all-time favorite neighborhoods in Rome is Monti! Here's everything you need to check out next time you visit Italy.
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24 Hour Itinerary: Florence, Italy With Aida Mollenkamp | http://saltandwind.com

24 Hour Itinerary: Florence, Italy With Aida Mollenkamp

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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Forte Dei Marmi Is The Best Beach Town Near Florence To Summer Like A Local | http://saltandwind.com

Forte Dei Marmi Is The Best Beach Town Near Florence To Summer Like A Local

When it comes to beaches, Italy’s got a lot of options, but I feel most at home in the Tuscan beach town of Forte Dei Marmi. This beach town is less than an hour from Florence but feels like ...
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The Classic Italian Cocktails You Have To Try When You Travel To Italy | http://saltandwind.com

The Classic Italian Cocktails You Have To Try When You Travel To Italy

You can't go wrong ordering wine when you travel to Italy but also make time to sip on a classic Italian cocktail. Here the ten cocktails you must try on your next trip to Italy:
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24 Hour Itinerary: Milan, Italy With Christine Davis | http://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 sh...
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Manners, Per Piacere! Dining Etiquette When Eating In Italy | http://saltandwind.com

Manners, Per Piacere! Dining Etiquette When Eating In Italy

There are two types of travelers: those who make an effort to fit in to the local culture and those who don't give AF. Those who talk loudly, coat their food in condiments. and drink like...
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