Now that it's finally starting to feel like summer out, you may be planning your upcoming vacation! If you are planning on a trip to Europe this summer, we thought we'd suggest a few of our all-time favorite places to see in beautiful Italy that you could pop by! Italy in the summer is really a sight to see and there are a few places in particular that are unlike anything else in the world. So here we have a little guide for what we recommend!
1. Cinque Terre
"Cinque Terre" means "five lands" and is comprised of five little villages caled Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in the Liguria region of Northern Italy. Cinque Terre is a stunning sea side stretch of tiny, characteristic towns built into cliffs that have maintained their unique and traditional beauty throughout the years. There are amazing hiking trails that take you along the whole stretch, and tons of beaches to pop into along the way.
2. Amalfi Coast
It may be no surprise that the Amalfi Coast made our top three favorite places in Italy. This famous stretch of the Salerno Gulf on the southern coast of Italy is beyond beautiful. The world renowned towns of Amalfi, Positano, Atrani, Conca dei Marini, Furore Praiano and more make up this stunning coast line and the islands of Capri and Ischia are only a short boat ride away. The region is known for its production of limoncello, and lemons particularly, as well as ceramics and handmade leather sandals. The sites of the towns alone will blow you away with their beauty and experiencing this coast in the summertime is something you'll have to experience for yourself to understand.
Naples is like a little world of its own in Italy, and is found in the southern region of Campania. Just a short ride from the Amalfi Coast, Naples offers a totally unique cultural (and culinary) experience from other areas of Italy. Taking in the seaside views of Mount Vesuvius and the Amalfi Coast straight across the water, the city is truly one of a kind and completely embodies southern Italian music, food, and lifestyle. There are several historic castles to explore in the city and countless other churches and incredible pieces of architecture to admire.