Here’s what I want to know:

How can one of the most unbelievably gorgeous parts of Italy also be one of the most underrated?

Sicily is a holiday destination that picky Italians and European travelers choose time and again. But it’s a region that is so often overlooked by the rest of the world.

And that’s a crime.

Because while you’re waiting in line for three hours to climb the Duomo in Florence, you could be in an equally stunning Sicilian city, and have the place almost entirely to yourself!

Also, almost everything is cheaper in Sicily — especially meals. The food is outstanding, but you’ll often pay much less for a five-course meal at a top restaurant there than you would on the mainland.

As you can tell, I adore Sicily.

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Post image for You, on this beach, in Cinque Terre, Italy

I want to add some oxygen to your wanderlust with a few breathtaking images.

Better than reading a work email, amiright? 😉

Today I’m highlighting the Cinque Terre and sprinkling in some pics from moments we’ve snapped over the years.

First, I’d like you to meet the village of Monterosso. We stay right in the historic center of the Old Town, just steps from the sea.

Monterosso is our home base, but of course we visit the other villages as well — you can’t go to the Cinque Terre and not see all cinque of the towns!

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Post image for Places we 💚  to recommend: Positano, Matera, Puglia.

We’re sending out a jolt of good old fashioned inspiration today to get your heart swelling and the smiles going as you dream about your next Italian holiday.

I mean, are these pics from our Southern Italy tour the most luscious, or what?

We start on the Amalfi Coast — three take-your-breath-away nights in iconic Positano.

Check out the panoramic view from our hotel!

Of course heading down the coast on a boat is on the itinerary…

…to check out the super ugly town of Amalfi (wink wink) 😉

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