Travel Essentials Italian Style

Nothing’s as glamorous as summer Italian – Style exploring Portofino.

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Dolce & Gabbana’s Claudia Carretto print bucket bag in leather, $2,495; dolcegabbana.
Sun di Gioia is a warm, feminine scent that transfers the atmosphere of summer, and the feeling of happiness produced by the first sunlight on the skin. Frangipani flower is warmed by the heart of iris and ambrox, while the base ends with milky shades of vanilla. $95; holtrenfrew.com.
Family-run brand Missoni was launched in 1953 when Tai and Rosita Missoni began producing their signature crochet-knit designs. Now headed by daughter Angela, it continues to deliver exquisite collections with inimitable Italian flair. Expect eveningwear, bohemian accessories and must-have swimwear. Pictured here, the Missoni Mare’s fringed crochet-knit poncho, $255; net-a-porter.com/ca.
Added to RETROSUPERFUTURE® Rich catalogue in 2015, TUTTOLENTE LUCIA RED SUNGLASSES are made entirely of top-notch zeiss lenses, where both frames structure, the lenses and the arms of the piece are carved out of a single sheet of material in bright red tone, kept together y minute metal detailing $295, retrosuperfuture.com
Made in Italy with ultra-fine, lightweight printed cotton, all TURQUESE water wear is exceptionally comfortable and crafted with a level of care usually reserved for the finest tailored clothing. Understated touches, including a turquoise cord and rear pocket featuring an engraved, hand-painted button closure, are signature TURQUESE details. http://www.turquese.com/
ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS - Clio metallic leather and suede, $185; net-a-porter.com/ca.
Made on the island of Capri, these sandal are decorated with a mix of stones and colored crystals. Gold leather strap. $490; canfora.com.

Portofino is one of the most beautiful, picture-perfect fishing ports in the Mediterranean with pretty pastel coloured houses. This is the exquisite summer playground of an international tribe of beautiful people. They come for Mediterranean gardens overlooking a postcard harbour, bottomless glasses of prosecco mixed with fresh jus d’orange, and wisteria-scented al fresco dinners that last for hours.