The hit book and movie Eat, Pray, Love would have you believe that all there is to Italy is crowded espresso bars, lusty locals and endless plates of pasta and pizza (to go along with your ancient sites, of course), but that’s far from the case.
Go beyond the typical tourist spots and you’ll discover a side of Italy very few ever see on their adventures. A few hours north of Rome lies a peaceful paradise full of majestic mountains, calm blue lakes, amazing forests, and delicious dining that rivals any restaurant you’ll find in the big city. From the breathtaking views of the Dolomites to the endless blues of Lago Di Braies, Northern Italy is an escape every traveler should add to their list.
Recently Dr. Patrick Narcisse (@my_traveling_beard) took a break from his life-saving duties to get some rest and relaxation in Italy and his photos have us ready to pack up and go tonight. Take an inside peek at Dr. Narcisse’s Italian journey and pay close attention to our exclusive guide because we’re sure by the time you’re done you’ll be ready to chase mountains and lakes too.