- Cinque Terre
5 picturesque villages line the rugged Italian Riviera, making up the Cinque Terre.
Each of these towns is stunningly beautiful, with stacked pastel buildings, trattorias serving fresh seafood and harbors with sunbathers and fishing boats.
- Lake Como
Lake Como is one of the most famous romantic spots in Italy.
Take a funicular in Como town for magnificent aerial views, shop ’til you drop in Bellagio or enjoy a leisurely lakeside dinner in peaceful Varenna.
Pienza is a hilltop village in the heart of Tuscan wine country.
The town is named after Pope Pius II, who transformed his anonymous birthplace into a beautiful masterpiece of Renaissance architecture.
Portofino is one of our favorite seaside villages in Italy. With its pastel houses, excellent seafood restaurants, and yacht-filled harbor, it’s easy to see why film stars and fashionistas flock here every year.
Live la dolce vita by browsing the designer shops, enjoying an apertivo on restaurants and taking the scenic walkout from the harbor to the lighthouse.
- Lake Maggiore
As the favorite playground for English poets Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lake Maggiore is utterly enchanting.
Is there anywhere more unique than Venice? The floating city of grand canals, backstreet waterways and marble palazzos has captivated visitors.
Get serenaded on a gondola ride, tour San Marco’s grand basilica and learn the art of glassmaking on nearby Murano – Venice has lots to see and do!
- Grotta Palazzese Puglia, Italy
Tucked inside a limestone cavern, this summer-only spot has hosted elegant dinners since the 18th century when Italian nobility held banquets in the space.
- Lake Orta
If you want bragging rights, head to Lake Como.
If you want peace and tranquility, hop to Lake Orta! This peaceful Italian lake is a bit of a local secret and the Milanese want to keep it that way.