Others who have sought rest and stirred their creative genius while on sojourn in Italy include the late British poet Robert Browning, American writer Ernest Hemingway, and English writer Freya Stark. In fact, if you take our Small Group Hill Towns of Veneto Trip you can see Robert Browning Street, Robert Browning House, and Freya Stark house in the village of Asolo. Stark loved the village so much she is laid to rest in a local cemetery.
Today’s biggest celebrities, like those from generations previous, are often sighted enjoying Italy Tours and Italy Vacation Packages or share their experiences of Italian holidays on social media. So where do the modern rich and famous folks go for their Italian getaways?
One of the biggest entertainment stories of the year is the Italian wedding of one-time avowed bachelor George Clooney to Amal Alamuddin in Venice. The paparazzi were plentiful along the canals of ancient Venice as they sought to capture a photo of the happy couple who took a water taxi to tie the knot at a civil ceremony at Venice city hall - not to mention images of their famous guests who included U2 singer Bono Vox and his wife Alison.The Italian coastline is a wonderful place to rest and rejuvenate, something not lost on busy celebrities including pop singer Beyoncé and husband Jay Z, who were photographed strolling around Portofino. Renowned film director Steven Spielberg took his family to enjoy some good food and the sights of Portofino, near the stunning Cinque Terre not far from Florence.