Open up your Instagram feed, log onto Facebook, and if you hashtag “Italy,” expect to see Positano show up almost immediately. It is one of the most beautiful places in the country, and boy does it love being photographed. I remember first falling in love with it when I saw a scene they shot there from the movie Under the Tuscan Sun. Positano is expensive — hands down no doubt expensive. But this is our dreamboard where money is no object, so this week we are vacationing in Positano and living the life of VIPs.


If you fly into Milan, I highly recommend heading to Lake Como. Our reco for a place to stay? Hotel Belvedere. We love that it has been owned by four generations of women since 1880. Located in Bellagio, this hotel has panoramic views of Lake Como that will take your breath away. With its private garden, swimming pool, hot tub, and spa, you’ll be able to relax into Italian time in the most amazing way possible. This hotel comes highly recommended by couples and I can’t think of a more romantic place to spend the first few nights of my Italian holiday.


Last week we spoke about Val D’Orcia in Tuscany, and as promised we’ve got a fabulous dinner recommendation for you next time you’re in Siena — La Taverna di San Giuseppe. Located ten minutes from the center of town, this restaurant not only has an extensive history, authentic atmosphere, and attentive staff, but also one of the most amazing menus in town, tried and tested by an Italian Fix staff member. Think freshly shaven truffles on the best steak you’ve ever tasted. If you go to Siena, you simply must eat here. Make a reservation in advance and let us know what you think!


The season is winding down but the sunsets aren’t letting us down. Buona serata from the Cinque Terre.



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