SUMMER IN ITALY: ULTIMATE GUIDE AND TIPS
Looking for the perfect Mediterranean spot to travel to this summer? Italy may be the perfect vacation spot for you! There are endless restaurants, hotels, destinations, and activities to explore. Here are five things you should know before you plan your summer vacation to Italy.
1. WHERE TO STAY
Our number one hotel that we recommend to stay in is, Il San Pietro di Positano. This elegant hotel is described as a "journey within a journey." Set upon a cliffside overlooking the Amalfi Coast and the Mediterranean Sea. Each hotel room and suite is uniquely designed with exquisite and luxurious details.
In addition to the hotel's beautiful design and view, it has a variety of restaurants and facilities. Enjoy fresh cuisine, take a boat trip or yacht ride, sit poolside, or enjoy your favorite beverage at the private beach club.
Focus on your health and well-being at the Wellness Center. Start your day with a complimentary tennis match, yoga, or pilates session overlooking the Mediterranean, or enjoy a workout at the wellness center situated outside, underneath a lemon orchard. Then finish the day with a relaxing and rejuvenating massage at the Spa.
There is something for everyone at the Il San Pietro Hotel. You'll have a one-of-a-kind experience that you will never forget!
2. WHAT TO WEAR
Summer in Italy is often warm and sunny, but it can get humid in July and August. Make sure to pack a variety of clothing options depending on the activities on your itinerary. Pack plenty of dresses, bathing suits, and comfortable clothing for exploring.
If you want to stay fit on vacation, we recommend packing our bright and bold Signature Biker Short in Dragon Fruit. The active short is designed with an ultra-smooth luxe feel, this mid-weight, trendy shorts are comfortable, versatile, and perfect while you are on the go exploring Italy. Complete the look with our Signature Sports Bra or Sports Tank. Finally, carry all your cosmetics and essentials in our European Luxe Pochette. You'll look as bright and beautiful as an Amalfi Coast Bougainvillea.
3. WHAT TO EAT
It isn't an official trip to Italy without trying authentic Italian food. Try all your Italian favorites from pizza, pasta, cappuccinos, gelato, and more! You'll want to try different Italian restaurants depending on the region. Here are Tripadvisor's Best Restaurants in Italy organized by location.
If you decide to stay along the Amalfi Coast, you'll notice that seafood is a staple in the region. So before leaving, try Scialatielli ai frutti di mare - a popular pasta dish featuring a variety of fish.
The Amalfi Coast is also well known for its abundance of Lemon Trees. So be on the lookout for anything lemon-flavored like Amalfi cookies, granita di Limone, limoncello, and more! Read the "Amalfi Coast Travel Guide" to learn more.
4. WHAT TO DO
We highly recommend taking a boat excursion from the Amalfi Coast to Capri. Enjoy a luxurious experience and breathtaking views as you cruise through the Mediterranean Sea. Visit, Premium Boat Charter, to learn more about their yacht charter and private cruises.
Outside of the Il San Pietro hotel, there are endless other regions of Italy to explore. Explore Italy's culture, art, ancient architecture, the Mediterranean, and more. A few of the most popular places to visit in Italy include:
Read "Best Places to Visit in Italy" to learn more about what to do in each location.
5. WHERE TO SHOP
Before you leave, be sure to find a souvenir as a reminder of all of the unforgettable memories you made on your trip. According to Hotels.com, here are the top, "10 Famous Shopping Streets in Italy":
- Via Del Corso, Rome
- Via Monte Napoleone, Milan
- Via Giovan Battista Zannoni, Florence
- Mercerie, Venice
- Via Toledo, Naples
- Via Mazzini, Verona
- Via Garibaldi, Genoa
- Via Polo, Turin
- Streets near the Harbor, Portofino
- Via Rizzoli, Bologna
We hope this inspired you to take a trip to Italy this summer or in the near future. If you decide to take a trip to Italy this summer, or if you have been there before, tag us on social media @yummyandtrendy to let us know! We'd love to hear about your experience or what you look forward to most. Ciao Bella!
“Welcome to Hotel IL San Pietro Positano on the Amalfi Coast.” Il San Pietro, 7 Dec. 2021, https://www.ilsanpietro.com/.
“Best Restaurants in Italy.” Tripadvisor, https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g187768-Italy.html.
Amalfi Coast Travel Guide | U.S. News Travel. https://travel.usnews.com/Amalfi_Coast_Italy/.
20 Best Places to Visit in Italy | U.S. News Travel. https://travel.usnews.com/rankings/best-places-to-visit-in-italy/.
“10 Famous Shopping Streets in Italy.” Where to Shop in Italy... and What to Buy – Go Guides, https://www.hotels.com/go/italy/best-shopping-streets-italy.