Summer Travel Tip: Put Air Tags in Your Luggage

If you’ve been watching the news, you know that it is one crazy travel summer! Delayed flights. Lost luggage. All of it. I really enjoy following Brian Kelly, founder of The Points Guy, on Instagram and his flying adventures worldwide. Well, Brian recently influenced me when he used Apple Air Tags to keep track of his luggage (sync one up …

New Rules for Vehicles on the Famed Amalfi Drive

Driving along the Amalfi Drive (22 miles between Vietri sul Mare and Positano) on Italy’s Amalfi Coast can be equal parts harrowing and exhilarating! It can also be a traffic nightmare – so many cars, especially during the summer. That’s why local authorities have launched a numberplate system so that only cars with odd-numbered plates can travel on odd-numbered days and only even-numbered …

Editor’s Note: April/May 2022 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the April/May 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to nearly 190 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here. A cover story on Trieste is long overdue. This is the city of my dreams. Why? Because despite some 60 (I’ve lost count) trips to Italy, I still have not visited this …

Dive Into Italian Craft Beer at These 5 Breweries (April/May 2022)

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to nearly 190 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here. There’s no denying that Italy is a card-carrying member of the Old-World wine vanguard. Italians bleed grape juice. They produce some of the world’s finest wines and some of the best everyday drinking wines, too.But …

Craft Beer in Italy: Barrel-Aged Bliss in Tuscany
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This article originally appeared in the April/May 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. Read about additional Italian craft beers. Less than three miles outside the impeccably gorgeous, UNESCO-listed village of Pienza, surrounded by the storybook scenery of Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia, brewer Samuele Cesaroni convinced his parents to let him build an outbuilding off the family agriturismo and start a brewery, Brasseria …

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Craft Beer in Italy: A Brettanomyces Bonanza in Bologna (April/May 2022)

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. Read about additional Italian craft beers. While very Italian things like tomatoes and white wine have an acidic flavor profile, sour things—in the English sense of the word—aren’t traditionally common in Italy. Bambini aren’t eating sour candy, limes aren’t used for much of anything, lemonade isn’t common. But …

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Craft Beer in Italy: The Highest Microbrewery in Europe (April/May 2022)

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2022 issue of Dream of Italy.  Read more about additional Italian craft beers. Few things in life are as satisfying as a well-earned cold beer. The scenic Rifugio Lavarella mountain lodge and brewery awaits hikers at 6,725 feet above sea level, an impossibly gorgeous two-hour trek from Pederü Berggasthaus in the alpine Alto Adige …

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Craft Beer in Italy: Lombardy’s Hoppy Heartland (April/May 2022)

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. Read about additional Italian craft beers. Due to space considerations, breweries are most often located in industrial areas on the outskirts of cities, and Alder Beer Co.’s American-inspired taproom is no exception. Twelve miles north of Milan’s Piazza del Duomo, it occupies a former Pirelli tennis ball factory …

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Craft Beer in Italy: Hophead Heaven in Padua (April/May 2022)

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. Read about additional Italian craft beers. If you’re accustomed to the type of taproom adventures found in America’s greatest beer cities (Portland, Asheville, San Diego, Denver), all roads lead to Padua in Italy. Crak Brewery has cultivated two of Italy’s best brew experiences by focusing on freshness, ambiance …

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Rome’s Iconic Pine Trees (April/May 2022)

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. In ancient times, Rome’s famous stone pine trees, also known as umbrella pine trees or Pinus pinea in botanic terms, were revered symbols of spring and immortality. A legend from Roman mythology details the story of the god Attis, who fell in love with the goddess Cybele …

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