MOVING FORWARD: beaches in Italy post COVID

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | July 28th, 2020 | Italy, Bella Vita Travels, COVID

In Italy, summer means one thing- the beach.

Italians take their summer holidays very seriously, and especially after months at home during the[...]

MOVING FORWARD: dining out in Italy right now

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | July 21st, 2020 | Italy, Bella Vita Travels, COVID

There are few, if arguably any, countries on earth that have food as entwined with their culture as Italy does. 

Colloquial expressions and[...]

MOVING FORWARD: what to expect staying in an Italian hotel right now

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | July 14th, 2020 | Italy, Bella Vita Travels, COVID

One of the most amazing (and, believe it or not, challenging) parts of our job is constantly visiting and exploring different destinations for our[...]

MOVING FORWARD: what to expect and how to safely travel in Italy right now

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | July 7th, 2020 | Italy, Bella Vita Travels, COVID

Almost four months have passed since the world nervously watched our beautiful Italy enter into one of the strictest national quarantines that[...]

MEET OUR GUIDES: Tuscany, Amalfi, Rome, Naples

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | May 19th, 2020 | Insider, Travel Tips, Italy, Bella Vita Travels

Organizing your dream vacation is not an easy process, but it is a fantastically fun one.  There are so many parts to making your holiday perfect,[...]

MEET OUR GUIDES: Northern Italy

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | May 12th, 2020 | Insider, Italy, Bella Vita Travels, Mediterranean

Planning the perfect, tailor made vacation is a multi-faceted process.  From the moment we first speak to that second you step off the plane, we[...]

Looking forward to the fall: Your perfect northeastern Italian wine vacation

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | April 28th, 2020 | Travel Tips, Italy, Bella Vita Travels

The northeastern corner of Italy is home to two very special regions, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, that frequently get overlooked by[...]

Your perfect first trip to the Mediterranean: Italy

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | March 24th, 2020 | Insider, Culture, Italy, Mediterranean

Italy is a country that sparks wanderlust in the heart of any traveler. For a seasoned explorer or a novice, there are few counties in the world[...]

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[...]

Spring break with your family: Eastern Sicily

By Christine Mitchell-De Fina | November 12th, 2019 | Family, Italy, See & Do, Mediterranean

It might seem early (and a little overwhelming) to tackle the idea of planning a spring vacation for your family right now. It’s heading towards[...]

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