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The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy. I want to a cheesy tourist photo op with the leaning tower of Pisa!

Thanks to its famous Le Sirenuse hotel and a prime location on the Amalfi Coast, Positano is easily one of Italy's most lust-worthy coastal towns.

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Thanks to its famous Le Sirenuse hotel and a prime location on the Amalfi Coast, Positano is easily one of Italy& most lust-worthy coastal towns.

It's impressive medieval skyline, which is visible for miles as you approach, charms from a distance, but once you're seated at a café in this tiny Tuscan town, sipping a glass of Vernaccia and snacking on salumi—that's when the real love affair begins.

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It's impressive medieval skyline, which is visible for miles as you approach, charms from a distance, but once you're seated at a caf? in this tiny Tuscan town, sipping a glass of Vernaccia and snacking on salumi?that's when the real love affair begins.

Any trip to Italy is a little bit of a history lesson, but anyone looking to go way back in time should head to the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna. A classic example of Byzantine art and architecture, the  mosaic-filled church was built beginning in 526.

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Any trip to Italy is a little bit of a history lesson, but anyone looking to go way back in time should head to the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna. A classic example of Byzantine art and architecture, the mosaic-filled church was built beginning in

Sublime views of the Amalfi coast, a garden that is forever in bloom, and a musical legacy (Wagner's time here in the 1800s has inspired an outdoor concert series that takes place every summer) makes this 13th-century villa in Ravello a can't-miss.

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VILLA RUFOLO, RAVELLO - Sublime views of the Amalfi coast, a garden that is forever in bloom, and a musical legacy (Wagner's time here in the has inspired an outdoor concert series that takes place every summer) makes this villa in Ravello a can't-miss.

These five seaside towns—the UNESCO World Heritage "Cinque Terre"—took a beating during the 2011 mudslides. But the Italian spirit is alive and well along this charming 10-mile stretch of coastline—the villages have rebounded, the walking path connecting them has been restored, and the hunt for the best spaghetti alle vongole enjoyed al fresco is back on.

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These five seaside towns—the UNESCO World Heritage "Cinque Terre"—took a beating during the 2011 mudslides. But the Italian spirit is alive and well along this charming

Filled with antique shops, almost 100 churches, and trattorias serving hearty Tuscan fare, the walled Tuscan city is missing one thing: the crush of tourists that can overwhelm some of its neighbors, which makes it not just a lovely place to visit, but a welcome respite as well.

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Early evening is our favorite time to marvel at this architectural wonder—the sun reflecting off the water casts a glow that, coupled with the echo of the constantly lapping waves, becomes something magical.

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Venice at dusk Early evening is our favorite time to marvel at this architectural wonder—the sun reflecting off the water casts a glow that, coupled with the echo of the constantly lapping waves, becomes something magical.

A stroll through the cobblestoned streets of this diminutive island off of Venice—known for making some of the loveliest lace in the world—is like stepping into a candy-colored fairy tale (with really great espresso).

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Burano island, Venice A stroll through the cobblestoned streets of this diminutive island off of Venice—known for making some of the loveliest lace in the world—is like stepping into a candy-colored fairy tale (with really great espresso).

Perched atop Mount Erice and overlooking the city of Trapani is Erice, a coastal town filled with ancient ruins, pastry shops (almond cookies are a local specialty) and enough views of the sea to give you anxiety about posting too often on Instagram.

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Skip the daytime crowds at the Vatican and wait until after hours to take in this feat of Renaissance architecture—when it's all lit up, it truly looks heaven sent.

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in Italy

Skip the daytime crowds at the Vatican and wait until after hours to take in this feat of Renaissance architecture—when it's all lit up, it truly looks heaven sent. I got to see and tour this incredible place in June

Italy's largest town square is also one of it's loveliest, with open-air markets, a statue-lined canal, and ample green space for taking a moment to soak in the sun.

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By reputation, Capri is Italy's most glamorous island—it's more dramatic than drop-dead gorgeous, like a Fellini actress who ages gracefully. From the the iconic Faraglioni rocks settled in the azure Mediterranean to the scent of the island's many flowers, it's almost sensory overload.

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By reputation, Capri is Italy's most glamorous island—it's more dramatic than drop-dead gorgeous, li.

This impressive fountain is one of the Tuscan town's best, and easiest to spot—it's in the center of Piazza del Campo, the main square and home to Siena's famous horse race, il Palio. Siena itself is filled with architecture-as-art—earning it a UNESCO designation as the "embodiment of a medieval city."

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Fonte Gaia, Siena - This impressive fountain is one of the Tuscan town's best, and easiest to spot—it's in the center of Piazza del Campo

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