Surviving the Summer: Alternative Italian Itineraries for the busiest months of the year

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | February 4th, 2020 | Insider, Beach, Eat & Drink, Travel Tips, Culture, Italy, Bella Vita Travels

Summer is a spectacular time to come to Europe. Days are long and the Mediterranean sun is plentiful, but this also means that you are on holiday[...]

Where to go to avoid August insanity: Karpathos, Greece

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | August 27th, 2019 | Beach, Eat & Drink, Greece, Travel Tips, Active

The Greek islands are picture perfect summer destinations, a place that dreams (and postcards) are made of. Islands like Santorini and Mykonos are[...]

Where to go to avoid August insanity: Alentejo, Portugal

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | August 20th, 2019 | Beach, Travel Tips, Portugal, See & Do

Small but magical Portugal is a country that has finally started to get its share of well deserved attention from tourists over the past few[...]

Where to go to avoid August insanity: Cap-Ferret

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | August 13th, 2019 | Beach, Eat & Drink, France, Travel Tips, See & Do

Cap-Ferret, or officially known as Lège-Cap-Ferret, often gets confused with another glitzy French Riviera resort, Cap Ferrat (the full name of[...]

Best Beaches: Cape Kamenjak, Croatia

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | June 25th, 2019 | Beach, Croatia, Travel Tips, See & Do

One of the first times I saw Croatia was from the sky - a plane window flying back from Asia.  I looked down, transfixed by this long stretch the[...]

Best Beaches: Iles d’Hyères and Porquerolles, France

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | June 17th, 2019 | Insider, Beach, France, Travel Tips, See & Do, Mediterranean

The Ile de Porquerolles, an idyllic island located off the French Riviera shore between Marseille and Cannes, is the exact opposite of what[...]

Best Beaches: Praia da Adraga, Portugal

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | June 11th, 2019 | Beach, Eat & Drink, Travel Tips, Portugal, See & Do

Portugal has no shortage of breathtaking beaches, the tiny country traces it’s outline in the Atlantic, and this influence of the sea is seen in[...]

Best Beaches: Vendicari Nature Reserve, Sicily

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | June 4th, 2019 | Beach, Travel Tips, Italy, See & Do

Southern Europe has no shortage of beautiful beaches, as varied as the countries you can find them in. After a particularly rainy and chilly May,[...]

Portuguese Dining Delight!

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | May 10th, 2019 | Beach, Eat & Drink, Hotels, Travel Tips, Portugal, Bella Vita Travels, Mediterranean

Please excuse our absence from blogging over the last month. Our season is in full swing and we needed to dedicate our time to creating and[...]

Surprising Day Trips from the Italian Riviera

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | April 2nd, 2019 | Beach, Eat & Drink, France, Travel Tips, Active, Italy, See & Do, Bella Vita Travels, Mediterranean

One of the benefits of staying in one of Italy’s smallest regions means that in just a short time, you can explore some completely different[...]

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