Lavertezzo doesn’t need a season to shine

Lavertezzo is by far one of my favorite places in Switzerland with incredible turquoise waters and smooth sunbathing rocks as well as good Italian food (thanks to its close proximity to the border of Italy). Increasingly more popular, this spot is great in spring, summer, and fall although the hotter it is the more likely it is to be crowded (so get here earlier if you can!).

via Verzasca Valley and Lavertezzo – Sophia’s Atlas

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Drinking espresso on the piazza of Portmeirion

Portmeirion in North Wales is as close to an Italian Village outside of Italy as you can get. The village’s colourful architecture is a mixture of Welsh, Baroque and Italian styles surrounded by beautiful walks and picturesque landscapes.

via A Long Weekend in Portmeirion – North Wales – the travelling tedaldi

Header photo by: unknown

Calabria, on the toe of Italy’s boot

Located on the “toe of Italy’s boot”, it’s home to 781 kilometers (485 miles) of coast. Being closer to North Africa than San Francisco to Santa Barbara, the region gets 300 to 320 sunny days a year, which makes it a nice all-year-round destination.

Coastline and hills, sunshine all day, rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, delicious Italian food and spicy regional dishes- Calabria has it all.

via A week in beautiful Calabria – Boho Soul

Header photo by: onetwotrip.com

A blog definately worth visiting: Image Earth Travel. Great source of information about Italy and lots of other awesome destinations. Blogster Nilla tipped us about beautiful Calabria.