About ALOR Italy

ALOR Italy is an Italian lifestyle site, based in the Italian Alps. We’re Executive Producer Brandy Shearer & Head Photographer Paolo Ferraris, dual Italian American citizens based in the Italian Alps. Welcome to ALOR Italy! We made ALOR for those in need of a little la dolce vita. Explore the best Italy has to offer with articles and guides on Italian food, Italian travel destinations, Italian wine, and Italian culture.

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Our Experience

As Italian lifestyle, content creation, and digital strategy experts our experience includes working for HBO, Food Network, InStyle, and Discovery. In 2013 we opened ALOR Consulting working with clients in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry including Hilton Hotels, Provenance Hotels, Uncle Nearest Whiskey, Usquabach Whisky, Your Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Atuala, Royall Lyme of Bermuda, along with working on content marketing strategy projects for Cornell Univerity and ReverbNation.

Now, we work select on select passion projects focused on sharing the best of Italy. As a team of dual Italian American citizens, we are uniquely positioned to form media and business partnerships with Italian and English-speaking countries and businesses. We are passionate advocates and participants in educational and press tours. Contact Brandy@ALORConsulting for more.

Retiring Early in Italy

ALOR stands for Art of Living on the Road. ALOR.blog launched in 2013 as a way to stay in touch with family and friends after hitting the road as a digital nomad. In 2016 we set our sights on retiring early and moving to Italy. By 2019 we attained financial freedom, and in April 2020, we moved to Italy! From there ALOR Italy quickly grew to reach thousands of people each month.

Photographer Paolo Ferraris

ALOR Italy Photographer Paolo Ferraris in Sardinia, Italy
ALOR Italy Photographer Paolo Ferraris in Sardinia, Italy

Paolo Ferraris was born and raised in Italy. After earning a degree in Business and Economics, Paolo studied cinematography in Rome. He later moved to New York City and opened a successful photography studio. A traveler with wanderlust in his soul, Paolo is perpetually in search of his next adventure. He met his match in an American Executive Producer, Brandy Shearer.

Executive Producer Brandy Shearer

ALOR Italy Author Brandy Shearer in Sardinia, Italy
ALOR Italy Author Brandy Shearer in Sardinia Italy

Brandy Shearer was born in Iowa, raised in Ohio, and moved to Toronto, Canada before moving settling down for a decade in New York City. After falling in love and marrying a handsome Italian Photographer (you guessed it, Paolo Ferraris) she joined him on his journey towards the ultimate three freedoms. Financial freedom, creative freedom, and freedom of time… in Italy!

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