Looking for a classy alternative to the ubiquitous Aperol spritz? Here are four iconic Italian cocktails to shake up your aperitivo!

The ubiquitous Aperol spritz. Photo by Nadezhda Filatova on Unsplash


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Discover the best wine in Italy’s city of love

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And what you need to know before you drink them!

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John Fox finally got his in 1997. This is his story.

The memorial stone to Lt. John Fox (Photo by the author)


And why it’s still worth a visit

The gateway to Juliet’s Balcony (Photo by Marcel Heil on Unsplash)

Austin Tice (photo credit: www.austinticefamily.com)

Former U.S. marine Austin Tice was taken hostage in Syria in 2012


A sprawling linden tree in the Tuscan village of Castiglione di Garfagnana (Image by the author)


Bring a touch of class to your dinner party with these simple Italian liquors

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As a second Covid-19 wave looms, is it a good time to visit Italy?

Verona from Castel San Pietro (Photo by Z S on Unsplash)

Richard Hough

History, football, wine, whisky, culture + travel. Author of Notes from Verona, a collection of diary entries from locked-down Italy (available on Amazon).

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