Spending your summer in Italy…hmm. Sounds like a setting straight out of the movies doesn’t it? A balmy breeze, gorgeous sights, sumptuous Italian food, seductive wines, amazing culture and, of course, unbelievable fun – that is what Italy has in store for a traveler who chooses to explore this land in the summer months. Perhaps this is the reason why most people choose to visit the place in the summer months, just so they can get to enjoy the best of what Italy has to offer. Italian summer getaways have a distinct charming allure that makes them so unique and popular in the travel circuit. Here are some of the options you can explore if you are planning on heading to Italy in the coming summer:

Amalfi

Houses just managing to cling on to the steep slopes while the deep blue seas spread ahead – now that is a summery sight anyone can enjoy. The Amalfi coast is where you will get to witness the unadulterated beauty and quaintness of Italy. Walks across the seaside towns and enjoying the breathtaking views that the ocean will present at every turn – sounds like stuff that dreams are made of, right? Finding comfortable lodging according to your budget and preference is easy in Amalfi, plus, you can always enjoy mouthwatering Italian food and wine tours next to the sea on a beautiful summer evening.

Florence

Florence is the place where you go to immerse yourself into the heart of Italian art and culture. A visit to the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries, a walk across the gorgeous Ponte Vecchio, the breathtaking Palazzo Pitti, and the awe-inspiring cathedral – The Duomo – where else on earth can you get to witness and enjoy such a powerful display of mankind’s artistic and architectural achievements? And then there is the chance to sit back and relax near the beautiful River Arno, sipping away a steaming mug of coffee and reeling under the realization that likes of Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian once used to frequent this very place.

Rome

Whether or not you are a devout Christian, a visit to Italy in the summers cannot be complete without spending some part of your time in Rome. This place gives you a chance to witness the ancient glory of the great Roman Empire. You also get an opportunity to soak in the jaw-dropping art and creativity that this region and its religious roots have inspired. The Galleria Borghese, Vatican museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum and various other churches, piazzas and fountains that dot Rome – you will never have a boring moment in your time here. And at the end of a long and satisfying session of sightseeing, you can relax and unwind at any of the local cafes or bakeries and dig in to a scrumptious pizza and some delectable wine before calling it a day.

So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and your sun hats and head over to Italy for an unbelievable summer getaway that you will remember for the rest of your life.