Ahh, the Cinque Terre is what Italian dreams of are made of. Are you daydreaming of sun kissed colorful homes by the seaside, fabulous seafood, gelato by the sea, pesto and limoncello for days? The Italian Riviera is not short of rugged coastline or romantic towns and villages with the villages of the Cinque Terre being one of its main attraction. The Cinque Terre is made of 5 small fishing villages all very unique and charming in its own way. The towns are no longer as isolated as they once were with the boom in tourism you can find…

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If you haven’t heard of Sardinia, it’s a island off the coast of Italy with some of the most beautiful beaches I have yet to see. The second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea coming in only after Sicily. It’s also known as the island of a thousand beautiful beaches(and they’re not kidding)! It’s only a 40 minute plane ride from Naples and the French Riviera! You can actually see France(Corsica) from the northern coast of Sardinia. With it’s rugged landscape, fantastic food, secluded coves, turquoise waters, and crystal clear beaches, it’s clearly a hidden gem. Here are 10…

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June, July and August fill the Tuscan countrysides with fields of golden sunflowers. If it’s these you seek, you’ve found the right post! Fall in love with Tuscany and all of its rolling hills, from the olive trees, vineyards and sunflower fields. I was in Tuscany the beginning of July. The buds have bloomed, fields were golden and buzzing with honey bees. My summer under the Tuscan sun was pure bliss.  Starting in June, and depending on the wether, the buds start blooming. The bloom is peak around the last week of June all through July and if weather…

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