My Italy Packing List


I’m a little more than a month away from my return to beautiful Italy!  I’m taking my family on a whirlwind tour around Italy, to see all the gorgeous sites, eat ALL the pasta, and enrich ourselves in history.  It’s going to be a hot one visiting Italy in July, so I’m packing breezy outfits with sandals and lots of sunscreen.  Check out my packing list below on things I’m bringing along for my perfect Italian vaca, to keep things cool, stylish and comfortable!



I’m packing exclusively summer dresses for this vacation because I can easily top them off with a cardigan for religious sites (i.e. Vatican City) and they keep things breezy for the hot Italian days.  I don’t have to worry about coordinating different pieces, I can just thrown on a dress for the day and be on my way.  Only having to pack a week’s worth of thin summer dresses also helps with only using a carry-on.


Orange Blossom  /  Red Gingham  /  Black Ruffle


So I don’t have to pack multiple purses to coordinate all the different colors of my dresses, I chose a super pretty rattan, round crossbody bag.  I’m not usually one for trends, but I’ve seen this bag everywhere and it was the perfect summer travel purse.  Hands-free with its crossbody strap, it will hold my small wallet, sunglasses and small bottle of sunscreen perfectly.

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I’m packing several pairs of comfortable sandals to rotate so my tired feet will keep me going city to city.  I was careful in choosing sandals with great reviews, sturdy straps, and a padded sole.  I picked sandals in neutral colors so they would go with all my dresses as well.


Mocha Twist  /  White T-Strap  /  Black Ankle Strap


I’m a naturally pale and easy to burn, but I really detest applying greasy sunscreen.  I’ve had to suck it up though so I don’t become a lobster and I can keep my skin healthy.  I discovered Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen and it holds up to it’s name.  It doesn’t feel greasy or thick but stays on great.  I bought the SPF 55 so it protects me but still allows a little sun-kissed skin.

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