When it comes to Italy, this country seems to have a magical aura which makes life easier, sunnier and more beautiful.
This sweet life – la dolce vita – has inspired numerous writers and directors all around the world. And of course it has. How could you not dream of that indulgent lifestyle yourself?
Having a glass of wine with friends on a famous piazza, wandering through magnificient gardens or relaxing on a gondola on the Grand Canal, all those ideas are appealing and truly representative of the dolce vita. Being relaxed, easy-going, and peaceful.
So, here are my 20 favorite photos from two of my trips to the North of Italy, which I hope will make you want to go drink an aperitivo at the sunset in front of one of those wonderful monuments as soon as possible…
“Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.” -Bertrand Russell
Villa Carlotta, Lake Como, Lombardy
The front of the Villa Carlotta on the Lake Como’s banks.
Pay a visit to the Milan cathedral and do a nightime visit to see the city alight from the roof.
Enjoy a walk around the city at the sunset to be mesmerized by the monuments at night.
Look over the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and its Duomo.
Fall in love in the city of Romeo and Juliet.
Enjoy a beautiful walk or bike tour around the Lake Garda.
Visit the monuments, have an aperitivo on a famous piazza and relax during a gondola tour.
Look over the gorgeous view from the castle.
Trieste, Friuli Venezia
A look at the Miramare castle in Trieste.
Italy is truly magical, through its architecture, its piazzas and its peaceful landscape it is easy to feel attracted by the Italian lifestyle.
Have you ever been to Italy? Did you get a taste of the dolce vita lifestyle? Let us know in the comments below!