All the Celebs Who Love a Summer Vacation in Italy — Plus, Exactly Where They Go

Portofino! Capri! And more celeb hotspots to add to your travel bucket list

Christine Quinn in Venice
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Christine Quinn in Venice

Christine Quinn in Venice
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The Selling Sunset star enjoyed a relaxing gondola ride — in full glam! — while vacationing in Venice. In a series of photos and videos posted on Instagram, Quinn documented her journey through the stunning Venetian canals and showed off her all-gold ensemble.

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Lucy Hale in Sicily

Lucy Hale in Italy
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The Pretty Little Liars alum enjoyed some beach time in Sicily. Hale shared an Instagram post of her Italian adventures, captured on a film camera. "Film in Italy just hits differently," she wrote of her snapshots.

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Mariah Carey in Capri

Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey/Instagram

The Grammy-winning singer got playful in the dreamy waters of Capri while wearing what appears to be a sparkly gown. Carey shared an Instagram post that featured her splashing around surrounded by picturesque rocks in the formal outfit. "Ciao Capri! ❤️🇮🇹," she wrote in the caption.

Her nontraditional swimwear caught the attention of Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness who commented, "I live for Gown Mariah in bodies of waterrrr 😍😍😍😍😍😍."

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Ellen Pompeo in Sardinia

Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Pompeo/Instagram

The Greys Anatomy star was soaking up the sun in Sardinia! Pompeo shared a photo to her Instagram, wearing dark sunglasses and a bathing suit and enjoying what appeared to be a shot of espresso on the beach. "Thank you Italy…you never disappoint," she captioned the post.

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Bethenny Frankel in Portofino

Bethenny Frankel
Bethenny Frankel/Instagram

The Real Housewives of New York star enjoyed an Italian getaway with her daughter Bryn. She posted a series of Instagram photos of their trip, including a video of Bryn jumping off a picturesque rocky cliff into the sea.

"This is the summer of love mommy and me tour - EUROPEAN style…. We have really avoided tourist spots and have made this the greatest adventure ever," she wrote in the caption.

But Frankel shared that the trip almost didn't happen due to a flight cancellation on departure day, saying she had to scramble "right before our flight to create a magical trip!"

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard in Tuscany

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell visit Italy
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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard shared photos of their Tuscan travels on Instagram. The Armchair Expert podcast host posted a series of fun snapshots, including solo pictures of him and his wife in front of a scenic, Italian backdrop. "Impossible beauty abounds!!!!" he wrote.

The Good Place star also posted a selfie standing in front of a lit-up pool, capturing a bright full moon. "Under a Tuscan Super Moon," she wrote, referencing Under the Tuscan Sun.

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Gwyneth Paltrow in Perugia

Gwyneth Paltrow, Italy
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The Goop founder visited the Reschio hotel and estate in Perugia, Italy, posting a series of photos of the idyllic setting on her Instagram. "The most magical few days at one of my favorite places on earth," she captioned her post. Along with sweet pictures of her kids and friends enjoying the pool and the stunning Umbrian landscape, the actress and foodie gave fans a glimpse of what she ate on the trip. An anchovy dish dotted with tomatoes and eggs, along with a fresh green salad were some stand-out dishes from her Italian feast.

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Alex Rodriguez in Capri

Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez/Instagram

The MLB legend visited the dreamy island of Capri with his two daughters Natasha and Ella whom he shares with ex-wife, Cynthia Scurtis. She also joined her daughters and ex-husband on the Italian getaway. In a photo Rodriguez posted to Instagram, he posed with his children, along with Scurtis, her husband Angel Nicolas and their daughter, Camilla. "Mi familia 🇺🇸🇮🇹🇩🇴," the former Yankees player captioned his post.

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Jennifer Lopez in Venice

Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda Women’s Show in Venice, Italy on Sunday August 29th.
Courtesy Dolce&Gabbana

The singer attended the Dolce & Gabbana fashion show in Venice on Saturday, rocking a regal, floral-print ensemble from the designers — complete with a matching cape and embellished headpiece.

"That runway show glow," she wrote on Instagram, sharing shots from in front of the city's iconic canals.

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Kendall Jenner in Capri

Kendall Jenner Instagram
Kendall Jenner Instagram

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and her boyfriend, basketball player Devin Booker, took to the open waters on the island of Capri.

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Andi Dorfman in Positano

Andi Dorfman
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"Palm trees and palazzos galore ... this place seems to be stunning from every single viewpoint," the former Bachelorette and author captioned this shot of herself in front of the famous hillside homes in Positano, where she stayed at the Palazzo Murat hotel.

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union in Capri

Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade in Italy
Gabrielle Union/Instagram

The married retired NBA star and L.A.'s Finest actress are on a "#wadeworldtour2021" and this month, they're taking on Italy. "Limoncello under the lemon trees at one of our favorite spots in Capri," Union captioned this photo from outside Ristorate Da Paolino Capri.

The couple has also made stops in Positano and Naples.

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Grimes in Rome

Grimes
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The "We Appreciate Power" singer posted a TikTok on Monday to tease her new song, "Shinigami Eyes," sharing a video montage of a recent Italy trip set to the tune. The video included clips of her visiting several tourist spots in Rome, as well as a glimpse of her 15-month-old son, X Æ A-Xii, whom she shares with Elon Musk.

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Neil Patrick Harris in Positano

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Neil Patrick Harris/Instagram

"Just got back from a magical trip to Italy!!" the How I Met Your Mother alum captioned this photo beside his husband, David Burtka, on a boat trip along the Amalfi Coast.

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Henry Golding in Rivoli

Henry Golding
Henry Golding/Instagram

"First time on Daddy's shoulders," wrote the Snake Eyes actor, hoisting up his daughter Lyla, four months, (whom he shares with wife Liv Lo) on a recent trip to Rivoli, a small town in Western Italy.

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Sophia Bush in Lake Como

Sophia Bush
Sophia Bush/Instagram

The One Tree Hill alum and activist went out on a boat ride around Lake Como with her boyfriend, Grant Hughes, and came back engaged!

"So it turns out that being your favorite person's favorite person is the actual best feeling on planet Earth #YES," she captioned a sweet shot of the proposal.

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Rob Lowe in Capri

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"Capri sunset," the Parks and Recreation star captioned this selfie. His son, Edward Matthew Lowe, 28, poked fun at him in the comments, joking: "Damn couldn't even hit um with the "Capri-sun" missed opportunity."

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Christy Turlington on the Amalfi Coast

The supermodel said her time in the picturesque area felt like "a dream."

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Vanessa Bryant in Capri

Vanessa Bryan
Vanessa Bryan/Instagram

The Bryant ladies have been visiting one of their favorite places: the island of Capri, for which Vanessa and Kobe Bryant's youngest daughter, now 2, is named. In addition to daughter Capri, Vanessa has been joined on the trip by daughters Natalia, 18, and Bianka, 4, who donned matching lemon-print dresses.

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Amanda Sudano in Sardegna

Johnny Swim
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Magnolia Network stars Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano, the married couple behind folk band Johnnyswim (and longtime friends of Chip and Joanna Gaines), are currently in Sardegna with their three kids: Joaquin, Luna and Paloma.

"Rooftop dancing with mommy. Visiting grandpa in Italy," they captioned this shot of Amanda and Joaquin.

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Kate Hudson in Florence

Kate Hudson Instagram
Kate Hudson Instagram

"A quick stop in Firenze," the actress and mom of three captioned a series of photos from her visit to Florence, the capital of Italy's Tuscan region. Here, she's pictured smiling alongside her boyfriend, Danny Fujikawa.

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Kameron Westcott in Lake Como

Kameron Westcott Instagram
Kameron Westcott Instagram

"Living for the moments that take my breath away!! Seeing the world all over again through my children's eyes is magical!!" wrote the Real Housewives of Dallas star, who took her two kids — Hilton and Cruise — out on the water in Bellagio, a village along Lake Como.

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Sara Sampaio in Capri

Sara Sampaio Instagram
Sara Sampaio Instagram

"What a fun night in Capri," wrote the Victoria's Secret model from beneath the lemon trees, joined by fellow models Jasmine Tookes and Kelsey Merritt.

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Joan Smalls and Irina Shayk in Lake Como

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The two supermodels stunned in a waterfront snap while visiting Lake Como in Italy's Lombardy region. The pair were there to celebrate the birthday of Riccardo Tisci, the Chief Creative Officer at Burberry.

"Celebrating an icon that became a friend and then family," wrote Smalls.

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Billie Lourd in Rome

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The new mom and Booksmart actress struck a dramatic pose while touring the Colosseum in Rome. She added the hashtags "#roaminrome," and "#morepasta"

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Lana Condor on the Amalfi Coast

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"Finally took my dream vacation to ITALY… so understand this page is now officially a foodstagram 110%," the To All the Boys I've Loved Before star captioned this photo from a boat trip along the Amalfi Coast.

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Lele Pons in Venice

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The social media star has been enjoying a romantic trip to Venice with her boyfriend, rapper Guaynaa, complete with gondola rides along the canals and plenty of pizza!

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in Capri

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck walk the streets of Capri
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The "Cambia el Paso" singer celebrated her 52nd birthday over the weekend while yachting in the Mediterranean with the actor, before jetting off to Capri — a celeb-favorite island hotspot off the coast of Italy — for even more romantic adventures. On Tuesday, a source told PEOPLE the couple was "very much enjoying their vacation."

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Vanessa Hudgens in Florence

Vanessa Hudgens Instagram
Vanessa Hudgens Instagram

After making stops in Sardinia and Pisa (and eating plenty of pasta in between!), the Princess Switch actress made her way to Florence, where she checked out some cultural hotspots and posed on the Ponte Vecchio.

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Selling Sunset Cast in Positano

Mary Fitzgerald
Mary Fitzgerald/Instagram

"Buongiorno from Positano! Truly Straordinario," Mary Fitzgerald captioned this photo of herself brunching with her husband, Romain Bonnet, and some of her Oppenheim Group coworkers and Netflix costars: Chrishell Stause, Tina Louise, and Jason and Brett Oppenheim.

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Stassie Karanikolaou on the Amalfi Coast

Anastasia Karanikolaou
Anastasia Karanikolaou/Instagram

"Mi amore," the influencer and longtime Kardashian-Jenner family friend captioned this photo from a boat trip along the Amalfi Coast.

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Christine Quinn on the Amalfi Coast

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This Selling Sunset star's two-month-old son, Christian Georges Dumontet, is already living la bella vita! The reality star and her family — including husband Christian Richard — are currently exploring the Amalfi Coast and boating around Capri.

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Chrissy Teigen in Cinque Terre

Chrissy Teigen Instagram
Chrissy Teigen Instagram

Stripes on stripes! The cookbook author and her family — including husband John Legend and their two kids, Luna, 5, and Miles, 3 — made several stops throughout Italy on a recent trip, including Pisa, Portofino, and Cinque Terre (pictured here).

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Emily Ratajkowski in Positano

Emily Ratajkowski Instagram
Emily Ratajkowski Instagram

Views for days! The supermodel and new mom donned a backless dress while taking in the sights from the hills of Positano, a celeb-favorite cliffside village on Italy's Amalfi Coast.

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Hailey Bieber in Venice

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Hailey Bieber/Instagram

The supermodel smoldered in an all-black outfit while boating through the Floating City. The star, who has been galavanting through Europe this summer with her husband Justin Bieber was in Venice with the fashion label YSL.

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Kris Jenner in Capri

Kris Jenner
Kris Jenner/Instagram

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has been living the life of luxury while on the island of Capri with her boyfriend Corey Gamble, as well as fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and his wife Dee Ocleppo. The momager made her way to the Italian destination via Kylie Air — her youngest daughter Kylie Jenner's jet!

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Nicole Scherzinger in Lake Como

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Nicole Scherzinger/Instagram

The Masked Singer judge spent her 43rd birthday cruising the clear, blue waters of Lake Como in Northern Italy.

"Just trying to simply live in the moment of this magical place," wrote the star.

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Ciara and Russell Wilson in Venice

The Grammy winner and the Seattle Seahawks quarterback celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary with a trip to Venice, complete with a gondola ride, romantic dinners and plenty of photos!

"The Canal Life. 5 Year #AnniversaryTrip," Wilson captioned this gallery shared on Instagram.

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Taylor Hill in Positano

The Victoria's Secret model has been living the good life on a whirlwind trip through Italy, where she got engaged to boyfriend Daniel Fryer in front of a picturesque seascape.

Here, she's pictured in a black bikini on a balcony in Positano, a cliffside village along the Amalfi Coast.

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Bethenny Frankel in Lake Como

The former Real Housewives of New York City star and her fiancé, Paul Bernon, took their Fourth of July celebrations international with a trip to Lake Como!

"4th of July in [Italy]," she captioned her post, using an emoji of Italy's flag, and added the hashtag, "#LoveLife."

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Samuel L Jackson in Positano

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The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard actor shared this shot of the hillside homes in Positano from the yacht trip he's been on with Magic Johnson, LL Cool J and more. "Leg Day…POSITANO," he captioned the photo.

The group is sailing on the Aquila superyacht, which charters for about $1 million per week.

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Kevin Richardson in Rome

"Happy 4th Y'all. Peace and Love from Roma!" wrote the Backstreet Boys singer, pictured here with one of his two sons, Mason, 14, who is sporting an A.S. Roma soccer jersey.

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom in Venice

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That's amore! The Pirates of the Caribbean actor shared a series of snaps from a trip to Venice in June with the "Electric" singer.

The new parents were pictured taking a gondola ride while enjoying an Aperol spritz, as a source told PEOPLE on June 15, "Orlando and Katy arrived in Venice on Sunday. [Daughter] Daisy and [Bloom's son] Flynn are with them and also other family members. They toured the city on a gondola and enjoyed spritz."

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Tori Kelly in Naples

Tori Kelly Instagram
Tori Kelly Instagram

The "Dear No One" singer's trip to Naples was what pizza dreams are made of! Kelly and her husband, André Murillo, traveled across Italy celebrating their third wedding anniversary, making stops in Rome, Positano and more.

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Dan Levy in Italy

While it's unclear what part of Italy's boot he's visiting, the Schitt's Creek star appears to be living la dolce vita. He captioned this photo with a simple Italian flag emoji and a peace sign.

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Eric and Jessie James Decker in Rome

"Italy... you stole our hearts," the country singer captioned this photo of herself with her football player husband and their three kids — daughter Vivianne, 7, and sons Eric, 5, and Forrest, 3 — at the Colosseum in Rome.

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Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza in Pisa

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Alison Brie/Instagram

"Gang's all here," Brie captioned this shot with the Parks and Recreation alum striking a pose in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The duo are in Italy filming a new movie called Spin Me Round, which Brie cowrote.

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Kate Bosworth in Milan

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kate bosworth/ instagram

The actress spent 48 hours in Milan in June — and loved every moment of it (including the pasta!). "The first International trip in almost 2 years, + my heart took on a different type of appreciation entirely," she wrote. "Everything is new again ... we couldn't be more grateful."

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George and Amal Clooney in Lake Como

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In early June, a source told PEOPLE that the Oscar winner and his wife had returned to their vacation home in Lake Como, Italy, with their 4-year-old twins, son Alexander and daughter Ella, after being away longer than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"They didn't spend time in Lake Como last year," the source said at the time. "It's the first time in two years that they are back in Italy. They seem thrilled to be back. Friends that they didn't see during the pandemic are very excited that they are back."

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