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Ciao, I’m Heather

Welcome to Smitten Italy Travel Co!

I’ve been helping food & wine loving travelers plan & take big, delicious adventures in Italy for the past 14+ years. If you travel for the food, pull up a chair, and let’s chat- I’m your new Italy foodie BFF!

My #1 travel advice? Don’t waste a meal! Every part of your Italy trip deserves to be epic.

I’m here to share the best tips on how to not only travel well, but find the best places to eat the local specialities throughout your trip.

Get comfy, friend- take a look around and please let me know if you have questions or want some help planning your perfect Italy itinerary.


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Eating Italy Survival Guide

My #1 Italy travel advice? Don’t waste a meal! This guide includes tips for eating well during your Italy trip, complete with menu decoder, phrases for special diets & how to make a dinner reservation in Italian.

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I’ve gathered all of my best freebies in 1 spot, like a vault of travel goodness- so that you can easily refer to them whenever you’d like.

What’s inside?

Think cheat sheets, checklists, mini-guides and more to help you plan your epic trip, whether it’s your first time or your 12th.


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Weekend Wanderlust

April roundup of my favorite links, travel news, recipes and more for Italy lovers.
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Weekend Wanderlust

Weekend Wanderlust: Easter edition. A roundup of my favorite links, travel news, recipes and more…
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