Two Introverts Guide to Italy

ALOR Italy

Slow travel tips to avoid crowds and save money on your next trip to Italy.

ALOR Italy Founders Brandy Shearer and Paolo Ferraris

About Us

We’re Brandy & Paolo, dual American Italian citizens, artists, and introverts traveling in Italy together since 2012. After following our dreams of early retirement to Italy, we created ALOR Italy from our home in the Italian Alps. We’re passionate about sharing the Italy we know and love as locals. About us.

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Italian Food

Authentic Italian dishes and recipes you can try at home. Plus, what to eat while you’re in Italy.

Pictures of Italy

Top destinations to hidden gems see the prettiest parts of Italy in our Pictures of Italy photo gallery series.

Visiting Italy

From driving to tipping, get answers to your questions about traveling in Italy. Plus, tips for experiencing authentic Italian food, cultures, and charm.

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Italian Destinations

We’ve spent a decade mastering the art of off-season travel in Italy to avoid crowds and save money. So we know, the hard part about planning a trip to Italy is deciding what to see and where to go. From hidden gems to popular destinations, discover authentic Italian charm with those who know and love it best, Italians!

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Guinigi Tower in Lucca, Italy

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Pictures of Italy

Italy is known for its ancient architecture, world-renowned art, Italian food, wine, and fashion. Nonetheless, what we appreciate most about Italy is its poetic natural beauty. Consequently, our Pictures of Italy photo galleries showcase mesmerizing landscapes, pristine beaches, ancient ruins, historical monuments, and more. See why Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world by exploring one of our featured galleries below. All photos are Copyright of Paolo Ferraris. For use, please contact or

View Pedulella Beach Trail Elba Island Italy

45 Elba Island Pictures That Scream Yes! It’s Worth Going to Elba

pictures of Marche Countryside. Urbino, Italy

41 Colorful Pictures of Marche Italy’s Best-Kept Secret

Italy Pic of the Day Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore florence

Beautiful Pictures of Florence Italy & Fun Facts

Snow on Ski Trails in Bardonecchia, Italy

88 Pictures of the Alps in All Four Seasons

pictures of Perugia, Italy Carousel on Corso Vannucci

Pictures of Perugia Italy, An Enchanting Fairytale of a Town

Pesaro Beach After the Storm

Pesaro Beach Pictures, After the Storm