My Italy Packing List

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Eva Amurri Martino pulls out dresses for her trip to Italy

After almost five years as a Mom, we are finally bringing our kids to Italy!  I grew up splitting time between New York (My Mom) and Rome (my Father), and Italy is such a huge part of my cultural fabric as a person.  I majored in Italian Studies at Brown, and grew up speaking Italian.  I even went to university in Italy for a semester! Having two kids in pretty quick succession, and growing my business the last four years, made finding a chunk of time to visit pretty challenging.  I’m so excited to say that I will be introducing my kids to my family in Rome and then heading to the coast for some fun in the sun! We can’t wait.  

Eva Amurri Martino wears a hat while looking in the mirror

Rome will be pretty chockfull of family time and catching up– but once we head to the Amalfi Coast, real vacation mode will be settling in! I plan to just eat, drink, and sun-bathe my stress away for the entire two weeks.  I’m really excited to see how my kids like it there as well– Kyle and I are both Italian, so the country is definitely in their blood.  I can’t wait to have them experience the beauty of it for themselves! 

Eva Amurri Martino pops out of her colorful closet

At the end of our trip, Kyle and I are going to hop over to Croatia to watch one of my oldest friends get married.  It’s going to be really nice to get some adult party time in…I’m sure by then we’ll need it!

Eva Amurri Martino tries on outfits for her family trip to Italy

Whenever I pack for Italy, I tend to focus on bringing really elegant and classic clothing pieces that can transition easily from afternoon to evening.  The atmosphere there is so picturesque that it’s good to always feel photo ready.  For this, I love dresses and skirts! Since we’ll be on the coast, I’m also throwing in a great pear of denim cutoffs and some cute pants.  And Dolce-Vita-Inspired swimsuits are a must! 

Eva Amurri Martino buckles her espadrilles to pack for her trip to Italy

I haven’t been to the Amalfi Coast in over a decade…if you have any must-do beaches or restaurants please leave them in the comments below!

Eva Amurri Martino buckles her espadrilles to pack for her trip to Italy

Photographs by Julia Dags

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  1. Melissa says:

    Love them all especially the We Are Leone – I got my 1st one recently and am obsessed! Have the best time on your trip! ?❤️

    06.20.19 Reply
    • Yay! Aren’t the pieces gorgeous?! So proud of my sissies!

      06.22.19 Reply
  2. Tina says:

    It’s going to be so great!!!
    I went to Rome last year with my 4 year old on a girl’s trip!! And this year we went to Sicily! So we are Also really into Italy for little getaways!!
    Have fun and enjoy la dolce vita???

    06.20.19 Reply
    • ummm girls trip GOALS!!!! That sounds amazing

      06.22.19 Reply
  3. Gabriela says:

    We just got back from our honeymoon in Positano! Definitely have to try Chez Black and Rada restaurants. Same owner, different vibes, but great taste and great views! We’re already planning our trip back. Can’t get enough of Spritz’s and limoncello candies.

    06.20.19 Reply
    • Omg I can taste my first Spritz already….
      Thanks for the recs!

      06.22.19 Reply
  4. Alissa says:

    I’m going to Rome and Capri for my honeymoon in October. I can’t wait to see all your recommendations.

    06.20.19 Reply
  5. Tyler Anne says:

    So excited to follow along with you on this trip!! I MISS living in Italy so much! Go to La Tagliata for spectacular views and delish food! It’s waaaay up on the cliffs but they have shuttle service. Definitely make a reservation! Chez Black is casual and pretty touristy since it’s right on the beach, but it’s convenient and the food is tasty! And you probably already know about this, but a couple of times we took the ferry between Positano and Amalfi to just switch it up. You can even go to Salerno if you wanted. Just make sure to check when the last ferry leaves! LOL I’m so excited for all of you! This is going to be so special!! ?

    06.20.19 Reply
  6. Ludo says:

    So happy you are visiting Amalfi coast! I am originally from Naples and I usually spend my vacay in the area. My suggestions: best food for lunch after a boat trip Maria grazia in N’erano, they invented spaghetti with zucchine, the best. In Positano or better Laurito go to Adolfo. If you get the chance to visit Sorrento coast in Vico Equense there is la torre del Saracino and don Alfonso in Sant’Agata best restaurants in the area. Pastry shop:Fiorentino in
    Sant’Agata try the santarosa is to die for. Shopping just buy nice sandals made to order on the spot 🙂

    06.20.19 Reply
    • Thank you so much for these tips!

      06.22.19 Reply
    • Brigit Rotondi says:

      Ludo I want to go soon and these recommendations are awesome. I love zucchini spaghetti and I want so much to visit my grandpa family in Naples. I want to visit Puglia my dad Francesco’ place of birth and where my dad grew up.

      06.25.19 Reply
  7. Megan says:

    Sounds like an amazing trip! I’m dying to see your closet (and rest of your new home) reveal.

    06.20.19 Reply
  8. Angela Burdick says:

    Hi Eva-
    Big fan of your blog! Would love to know about the espadrilles you’re wearing in your packing for Italy post. They look like the perfect pair and I am so hoping to score some for my Italy/Greece honeymoon coming up!

    06.21.19 Reply
  9. Leah DeSantis says:

    Da Adolfo in Positano (by boat) for lunch every single day – trust me!

    06.21.19 Reply
  10. Brigit Rotondi says:

    Love your picks for dresses Eva. I really like the tan J Crew dress, the denim madewell dress and, the black dress. They all look super comfortable and chic. The coverup is color is gorgeous from your sister’s brand We are Leone.

    06.25.19 Reply
  11. Wendy says:

    I am In Rome now for the next few days! Do you have any recommendations for those who are here now? Off to Sorrento and Ravello next!

    06.28.19 Reply