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In the second part of my trip report on my current travels, I share some of my latest special ricordi. You can also read more about one of my other favorite things to bring home (wine!) in the new "Wines to Bring Home" section.relais po italian luxury hotel

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As I travel through Italy this month, I'm reminded of the importance of little "accessories" that add an extra special ricordo (memory) to your Italian experience.

Italians are so warm and helpful, and often you can't leave their company without receiving a little something to remember them by. It may be a little grappa after dinner, in the case of a restaurant. Or a piatti di buon ricordo (ceramic souvenir plate) when visiting a pottery workshop. Or even a well-used horn tool used to test the quality of the culatello you admired at the salumeria.

When you encounter such a giving people, it is impossible not to leave with positive experiences, but these little mementos are some of my favorite things to bring home from Italy.

In the second part of my trip report on my current travels, I share some of my latest special ricordi. You can also read more about one of my other favorite things to bring home (wine!) in the new "Wines to Bring Home" section.

Here's what else you missed:

  • Tis the Season for . . . Gelato
    We explore the origins of gelato and our favorite places to sample Italy's favorite sweet. And don't miss our blog post on the etiquette and vocab for ordering gelato in Italy.

  • Events this Month: Emirates Begins Flights to Milan
    Challenging the current domestic offerings, Emirates has a new luxury flight experience available to start your journey to Italy off in style.

  • Traveler Tip: Bringing Wine Home from Italy
    You don't need to "smuggle" you favorite Italian sips home, but you do need to pack them carefully. We show you how.

  • Things We Love: La Scuderia del Duca Paper
    On the Amalfi coast, they still produce handmade paper the same way Saracen invaders taught them nearly 1000 years ago.

  • May Recipe: Dark Chocolate Gelato
    Hungry yet? If you're itching to try authentic gelato at home after our sweet focus this month, try this recipe for ultra dark chocolate gelato from Venice's famed Hotel Cipriani.


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