For many travelers, Italy is like my Italian aunt at Christmas time who grabs hold of you and never lets go. It’s a country as beautifully diverse as the friendly people and their warm hospitality. From the scenic alpine vistas of the Italian Dolomites to the mountainous terrain of Sicily, Italy is a place that should be savored, one region at a time. If you love wine, well, you’ve come to the right place. Tuscany may grab the headlines but there’s so much good wine in Italy, from Barbera in Piedmont, Prosecco in Venice, to the refreshing Pignoletto in Bologna and the soft Syrah in Sicily — and let’s not forget all the wonderful digestivos like nocino and limoncello. In these pages you’ll find in-depth travel guides, local food guides, food and wine tour recommendations, plus our First Timer Guides to places like Bologna and Florence to name a few, for travelers just starting out or exploring someplace for the first time.

So, shall we get started on the food?


Wherever we go, we always have a beaten up guidebook, local phrasebook, and weatherproof map in our backpacks.