About Italy Foodies

Piacere di conoscerti ~ Nice to Meet You!

We’re Lori and Angelo — foodies and second generation Italian-Americans — and our love for Italy and Italian food knows no bounds. If you love Italy, love to eat, and want to experience the traditions of Italy through food — you’re in the right place. We’ll help you find the food!

About Italy Foodies

A rare moment on Lake Garda when we weren’t eating.

Our families both came to the United States from southern Italy during the Great Emigration around 1900 — Lori’s family from Naples (Campania) and Roseto Valfortore (Apulia), and Angelo’s from Naples and Siracusa, Sicily.

To us, food transcends simple nourishment. Food is love, and the memories you create with family. It is the ultimate marriage of creative expression and emotional connection. Nowhere is this more evident than in Italy where it’s all about slow food and slow travel. There’s no better way to experience the regional cultures of Italy than through food.

Who Are We?

Are we professional eaters? No. And we’re not a tour company either, although we can help you plan your trip. We are a travel writer and photographer team who have been traveling the world together for over 30 years — and slow traveling Italy for the past decade. We share our best recommendations for food travel in Italy so you can plan your own independent travel and even make it all about food!

You may know us from Travlinmad, our award-winning slow travel and food blog for independent travelers, or the Naples Florida Travel Guide, for travelers headed to Naples and Southwest Florida (Naples to Naples).

We’re still there — in between bites — so stop by and say Hello. Until then, let’s eat!

Work with Italy Foodies

Interested in working with us? We’d love to introduce your travel or hospitality brand, restaurant or tour company to our engaged audience of adventurous slow travelers and foodies who love Italy in the most creative way. We promise we’ll do more than just eat!

We have over 25 years of destination marketing and creative advertising experience including social media marketing and smart photography. We understand the nuances of brand development so we can take that free plate of pasta or comped food tour and do more than make it look nice — we’ll make it look fun.

Contact us and let’s talk about how Italy Foodies and Travlinmad can work for you!