Why Italian Coasts Should Be Your Next Destination

Why Italian Coasts Should Be Your Next Destination

With endless things to do in this beautiful country, read on to find out why summer is infinitely more fun in Italy!

Ahh, magnificent Italy! With endless things to do in this beautiful country, splendid coastal scenery, the gorgeous Italian architecture, and the glorious food. Don’t you just wish you’re looking out on the gorgeous Italian coast sipping a glass of wine?

1. It’s A Great Excuse for Your Dreamy Beach Getaway: Southern Italy and Sicily  

Nothing spells ‘dreamy’ better than a gorgeous Italian sunset, casting spectacular hues of roses and golds over the magnifico coast. Lazy summer days of exploring this country’s plethora of simply spectacular coastlines, while sipping on your delicious Italian-style drink? Sign me up!

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And there’s no better place to have this romantic time-of-your-life than at the region of Sicily, and island famed for having the best beaches in the whole of Europe. Time to dig out your bikinis and swimming trunks, ladies and gents.

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You definitely have to visit would be the Isola Bella beach, which literally means ‘beautiful island’. And beautiful it is. Soak in the golden sunlight on the powdery white sand, or take a languid swim through the absolutely beautiful azure waters to the islet nearby!

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And it’s totally a must to check out Manarola at the iconic Cinque Terre. It’s almost illegal to not when you’re in Italy! Take absolute pleasure in soaking in the rustic vibes of this place as you frolic around the beach and colourful terraces, munching on your fresh Focaccia and gelato.

2. You Get to Wander Around Romantic Venice, the Canal City of Love

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A city unlike any other, Venice is truly much more magical and dreamy than you can imagine! With canals where roads should be, no modern buildings in sight (no McDonalds and Starbucks here, no siree), and basically just a gorgeous world of its own, get totally mesmerised by this precious pearl of Italy!

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If there’s one thing you absolutely must do in this charming city, it’d be just simply wandering alone and getting lost amongst the cobblestone streets and romantic architecture, feeling like you’ve stepped straight into a European film.

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After all, with so many hidden gems and undiscovered treasures tucked along the narrow alleyways, there’s no better way to fall in love with the real Venetian air!

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And of course, you have indulge in the more touristy-yet-totally-fun attractions as well, and a gondola ride down the canals of Venice definitely tops the list. Who knows, if you’re lucky enough, your Gondolieri might even hold a private concert just for you! Just imagine sinking into your lovers arms, watching the setting summer sun cast a magical glow over Venice as songs of sweet nothings croon in the background… So romantico.

Also Read: The Ultimate Travel Bucket List for Couples: 20 Romantic Experiences to Complete with Your Other Half

3. Glorious Gems are Within Arms’ Reach

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Feel yourself being whisked back in time, to an era of gods and gladiators, of the romantic Renaissance and marbled magnificence.

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Definitely check out the Trevi Fountain, one of the most famous fountains in the world! Just look at how beautiful this thing is. Absolutely stunning.

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And please, please, please don’t miss a visit to the Vatican Museums, where the Renaissance era truly comes alive with its splendid architecture, glorious artworks, and endless corridors for you to roam your heart’s content.

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Feel yourself falling head over heels with the artistic heart and soul of Italy – sì, sì, even if you think you don’t have an ounce of art in your blood, I promise you that you’ll find yourself falling crazily in love with the poetic atmosphere as you wander along these walls!

You’ll be wishing soon enough that you could stay here forever, just so you can see these beauties everyday, because you can never get enough of Italy’ gorgeous sights! I repeat: You. simply. cannot.

4. You Would be Surrounded by the Freshest Foods: Rome and Tuscan 

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You’re seriously letting yourself down if you don’t wolf down handmade gelato every other day, or eat authentic Italian meals whenever you can. And there’s no other place that does ‘authentic Italian’ better than in Tuscany: while super simple, Tuscans pride themselves on using the best and freshest ingredients straight from their farms, with a quality (and deliciousness!) that’s simply unparalleled.

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Famed for its local produce and lip-smacking meats, you really have to try as many Tuscan delights as you can whilst in this region. Forget about that waistline, you’re in Italy after all!

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Psst… While you’re at it, definitely hop on over to one of the many natural thermal baths Tuscany has and soak your day away. Go on, you deserve it!

Also Read: 10 Unique Gelato Flavours You Need to Try in Italy

Sounds pretty good, aye? Truly, there is no better place to go than to Italy for a romantic, dreamy, and totally delicious vacation. I can just imagine it now… So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get packing and head off for the greatest vacation of your life!

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See Wah
See Wah

See Wah loves to immerse herself in the poetic side of life: art, literature, photography, and of course travelling - poetry (of the human condition) in itself. She believes that the world is endlessly inspiring and beautiful, and when her head isn’t in the clouds, she hopes to fill her life with all these things that makes life wondrous