More Hidden Beauty of Italy with Julia!

We are back today with Julia Santucci-a culture blogger and host of!

Yesterday Julia was introducing us to the famous Caffe Nocciola, today she is sharing her video stream from the off the beaten path island of Procida! 

With Procida being the smallest of the three islands surrounding the Bay of Naples we just had to include this in our upcoming Amalfi Coast Tour! Until then enjoy Julia's intro via private boat below!

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Meet Julia


Host and Blogger Julia Santucci loves sharing her hidden stories from around the world on iconic sites and perhaps people you did not know about on her websiteIcons Wanted! Julia is currently traveling Europe but she can also be found as a contributor to ONY and the Field Trip App for New York! 

"I have been exposed to unknown historical and fun facts on architecture mixed with legendary icons" - From F. Scott Fitzgerald to Grace Kelly.

Andiamo a Mare!

Have you been wondering where the Italians of Florence escape the summer heat? Well then you should probably head the town of Castiglioncello or anywhere in the province of Livorno to find out!

 Don’t be fooled by the rocks, pebbles & green forest pine trees when approaching the area because eventually it opens up to a beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear waters. 

One area in particular, Castiglioncello, was actually a famous destination for celebrities in the 1960’s and upon arriving you will see why!

If you plan on visiting the beach rent one the of umbrella chairs for anywhere between 15-20, this also gives you access to changing rooms, showers, toilets and café’s!


If you prefer day clubs and a little bit of peace and quiet, head to one of the day resorts in the area where you also will have access to a pool (one even has an infinity pool). Plus, it is very rare you will find any tourists here—allowing you the true Italian authentic summer experience!



So now you know, spending the summer in Florence does not have to be in the hot city center, head to the mare!!