Summer Plans

by Bianca @ Italian Fix

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POST ON YOUR DREAMBOARD

Easter weekend has long been considered the unofficial start of the high season in Italy, so naturally we’ve spent the week daydreaming about all the exclusive beach clubs we’re going to be making a beeline to very soon. At the top of the list is Treville Beach Club, perfectly located in a sheltered bay in the small town of Laurito near Positano. Spend the day with sunbeds, cabanas, and fancy LA A-Listers (it’s one of their favorite stops in Italy, we’ve been told). Enjoy prosecco on the beach, take a walk around the lovely grounds, and grab lunch at their restaurant. Sounds like the perfect day to me!


MANGIAMO

You can find some really great places to eat nowadays in Riomaggiore, the southernmost town in the Cinque Terre. Eateries there have really upped their game across the board, with increasingly great menus and competitive chefs vying to wow visitors with their dishes. But sometimes you just want a casual hideaway, right? We like Old School, tucked away up by the main square. This is the place to come when you’re in the mood for a simple plate of lasagna and some real small-town Italian atmosphere. You can see the whole village and the sea beyond from here, but the kids running and playing in the piazza and the local ladies tottering into church for mass is the view you’ll remember for years to come.


WHAT WE’RE LOVING RIGHT NOW

We’re as excited about filling our Italy travels with reservations at the best restaurants, whether they’re all the rage on the Michelin circuit or they’re our taxi driver’s cousin’s trattoria the guide books have never heard of. But what really gets us daydreaming are the meals we enjoy in people’s actual homes, an experience that isn’t easy to come by if you don’t have personal connections in Italy. Until now. Cesarine, Italy’s first nationwide community of local home cooks, organizes culinary experiences in hundreds of local homes throughout the country. Connecting with actual everyday Italians on a market tour, for a traditional lunch or dinner, or for a cooking class is about as immersive a travel experience as it gets (which is why all Italian Fix tours organize these types of experiences on our trips, too).


WISH WE WERE HERE

Traveling takes a lot of energy, so taking the time out for yourself to relax and reflect can be key to a successful trip. The Saturnia thermal springs have been around since the time of the Etruscans, who believed they were a gift from god and supremely healing. We agree! The best part? They’re free! The worst part? They’re free! (Go early to beat the crowds.)


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With love + lasagna

Bianca

 

 

 

 

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