Dream Destinations for Your Italian Vacay

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No matter where you go, or who you talk to, it’s an indisputable fact that Italy is freaking gorgeous. Spending any amount of time there is guaranteed to have your heart melting long after you’ve left. Between the very relaxed style of living, the incredible architecture, and the food that looks effortlessly artistic (and tastes even better), it’s no wonder why Italy is the fifth most visited country in international tourism arrivals! Since vacation season is now officially upon us, you may find yourself being tempted to pay the motherland a visit. Having had spent an extended amount of time there myself, I’ve devised a list of just a few of the most picturesque places that will blow your mind (and boost your Instagram grid’s clout 😉) just in case a trip there is in your near future!

1. Capri
This magical island on the Amalfi coast is known for its scenic vistas, as the island is structured in levels (it’s a great workout!). The views are most definitely worth it though – the water is bluer than you can imagine, and the houses built on the hillsides are like nothing you’ve ever seen before! While you’re there, be sure to grace your taste buds with the some limoncello and make your way up to Anacapri (and Mt. Solaro via chairlift if you’re feeling daring)!


2. Burano

My heart is fluttering just thinking about this place! Burano is one of the islands of Venice, so of course canals are just casually flowing throughout the whole town. On top of that, all of the houses are painted in vibrant colors that mystically reflect off the water. The brightly painted houses are actually a way to ensure that the property lines are clear, but to travelers of Burano, they’re just a glorious manifestation of the enchantment that one feels while visiting. Burano is also known for its lace, so make sure you check that out too…if you can somehow manage to take your eyes away from all the other beauty.

3. Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre has definitely been featured on some preset computer screensavers before! It’s just too magnificent! People flock there primarily for the hiking and for the beaches that are nestled in between hillsides of colorful houses. Cinque Terre is composed of five towns, and literally means “Five Lands”. Each town is as unbelievable as the next, but let me just say this: I’ve had a lot of fried calamari in my life, and some of the best was in Cinque Terre (only second to my grandma’s of course).

4. Monte Carlo
Alright, alright, this one’s technically not in Italy, but it was far too luxurious not to include! Monte Carlo is located in the sovereign country of Monaco, which is on the French Riviera, and less than a 30 minute drive from the Italian border. Monte Carlo is known for its grand casino and general over-the-top extravagance. It wouldn’t be a surprise to catch a celebrity lounging out there, as Monte Carlo is one of the most beloved vacation spots for the ultra-wealthy! Think indulgence to the next level!

5. Florence
I could go on and on about Florence. This cultural touchstone is rich in art and fashion, but also in natural wonder. Yes, Florence is the home of Michelangelo’s David and the world-renowned Ponte Vecchio, but beyond the rustic walls of the city, there are spots for some of the best views in Europe. If you visit, be sure to catch a sunset at Piazzale Michelangelo (and) or go hiking in Fiesole. Florence is also the place for leather if that’s your thing, but it’s totally understandable if your Anjé leather pieces are enough 😉.

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What’s your favorite corner of Italy? Let us know (and show us some pics)! Ciao for now!


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