Spread out on a beach somewhere in Italy, the taste of espresso fresh in his mouth, someone is living the Italian good life. For many, the closest they'll get is this collection of enviable Instagrams.
However, for the lucky ones, that Italian dream is only one flight deal or group tour away. Will you settle for these photos, or let them inspire your next overseas journey?
Dive in for a mid-afternoon swim near Conero on Italy's Adriatic coast (Image: @andykate)
A Day In Sperlonga
Gelato on the beach, tan, and go to sleep (Image: @cucinadigitale)
Simplicity In Sardinia
A packed picnic bag, a friend, and some sun make for a perfect day (Image: @mattego)
Carnivale Di Venezia
Centuries-old, high-fashion party attire for Italy's most famous festival (Image: @_h__a__n__n__a_)
Caffe E Dulci
When in Rome, you'll want to get up in the morning (Image: @cucinadigitale)
Pretty In Positano
Seaside seating, hillside houses, and your best pair of swimwear. Hard not to look glamorous (Image: @tuulavintage)
Take A Break
Too much Venetian architecture, history, and gelato? Stretch out for a nap along the canals (Image: @giariv)
Walk on the beach, watch the kite surfers, and eat a big bowl of spaghetti con vongole. That's how you celebrate the end of winter in Rome (Image: @moscerina)
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Monterosso, Cinque Terre
Effortless enjoyment on the Italian Riviera (Image: @50mmcoloridos)
Hours fly by with a book on the beach. An afternoon well spent (Image: @andykate)
Choice chops — soon to be grilled, eaten outdoors, and talked about for days (Image: @claymclachlan)
Seductive sights draw the eye off the coast of Capri (Image: @garypeppergirl)
The view of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II from the Gucci Cafe in Milan (Image: @o_alsaadi)
The table is set, the wine is poured, and the backdrop is perfect. In comes Aziz Ansari and company for dinner (Image: @yearontheroad)
The Grass Is Always Greener
Daydreaming in Rome (Image: @cucinadigitale)
Awe & Tranquillity
Bobbing along Panarea in the Tyrrhenian Sea. This must be the good life (Image: @emmiecosser)
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