My Italy – Tuscany recap was novel and I have the Amalfi Coast coming soon, which will be a novel as well! But I fell in love with Italy and had so much to share, so if you need to know anything else..just ask! And my Italy packing list won’t be as long, promise! I’m guilty of over packing, even just for a weekend getaway and how was I supposed to fit 14 days of my essentials into a carry-on? I did it. And I’m happy to announce that I think I outdid myself because you bet I’m typically the girl who has to sit on the suitcases and pull the zipper to hope it closes.
Let’s start off with my carry on – after all a flight to Italy isn’t as easy as a nap so what I did was try and keep myself busy!
My Carry On Essentials
- Larger Bag
- Laptop with charger
- Air pods
- A new magazine (or a few)
- Perfect Bars
- A notebook
- Beautycounter chap stick
- Hair scrunchies
- A good book (or two)
My Italy Packing List
- Suitcase – my Calpack large carry on size was perfect, I was impressed with how much I could actually fit into it.
- Gym Shoes
- Comfy sandals – Rainbows are my go-to and they were a lifesaver
- Heels – with a thick heel
- 2 pairs of shorts
- Pajamas (my go-to pair)
- 4-5 tops
- Sweater (good for chilly nights & the plane – just in case)
- Leather jacket
- Swimming suit, cover up, & flip flops (yes, I know I already mentioned sandals but I recommend picking up a cheap pair at Old Navy that you can wear places that you don’t care if they don’t come back)
- Day dresses – I went on a splurge at Forever 21 right before I left and found so much good stuff. Hit or miss right? Well, let’s just say I hit.
- Socks, underwear, bras
Italy’s Forecast in August
Summer in Italy is scorcher in both Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast. Luckily, we didn’t mind too much, because how could you be upset about the weather when you’re in ITALYYYYY! Whenever I pack, I make sure to always check the forecast to make sure I know I’m packing what I need. Knowing that we would see only temps in the high 80’s and even a few days in the 90’s I didn’t even pack a pair of jeans! Plus you can fit more bikinis that way.
Day Outfits for Italy
When we would explore during the days, I wore dresses and sandals every day. The dresses I got from Forever 21 were so cheap that I loved that I didn’t need to be too careful when eating copious amounts of pizza and pasta. These were also great because they were super lightweight so I stayed cool when we were walking around, and still felt kinda put together.
I would make sure to bring a longer dress/maxi or pants if you plan to visit any of the Italian churches. You don’t want to miss out because you’re not allowed inside!
Mix & Match Neutrals
Overall, I felt like most of the places in Italy (other than Capri) were really casual. I was happy to have items to mix and match, like sandals and sweaters to bring just in case. I brought a jean jacket which was perfect to throw over any dress.
Also, big shout out to the girls I traveled with because it was like we all had 3 suitcases to pick out clothes for. So a girls trip to Italy worked out very well!
~ XOXO, the pro packer, Amanda // Blonde out of Water