To craft our luxe Italian leather boots, we spend quite a bit of time in Italy searching high and low for the best materials. And while we have our own top picks for places to see and things to do, we were really eager to get a fresh perspective on the place from a native. So we asked art assistant/photographer/model Giulia Venturini to hip us to her favorite Italian spots. Check them out below:
1. LA BALERA DI PORTA VENEZIA, MILANO
Who doesn’t love an antique ballroom where you can have dinner and then dance away the night with lovely older people?
2. CIMITERO DEL VERANO, ROME
This 19th-century cemetery is one of the largest in Italy and has an amazing romantic look. Take a walk there to see its beautiful statues—and don’t miss the secret tunnel.
3. DUOMO OF MILANO
Climbing onto the roof of this iconic Italian cathedral is a must-do. You get to see the gargoyles and statues up close, not to mention have a great view of the city.
4. IL VITTORIALE DEGLI ITALIANI, LAKE OF GARDA, LOMBARDY
This hillside estate is definitely my favorite spot in Italy. Take a walk in the park and be sure to visit the house-turned-museum, which is full of unique treasures.