There are no bad times to visit Europe – but summer is perhaps the best. The weather is lovely, festivals and events pop up all over, and travelers from all over the world can be found exploring every landmark from Big Ben to the Colosseum.
The Inspirato Collection features dozens of accommodations across Europe, including award-winning hotel and resort partners and spacious, beautiful villas that reflect their local history and surroundings. Our teams in the field are experts on the best things to see, eat, and do, arranging unique itineraries for members and handling all the details in between.
It’s easy to get around Europe and explore its many different countries, but here are a few of our favorite places to go during the pleasant summer months.
It would be easy to spend an entire vacation getting lost on the romantic streets of Paris, but there’s plenty to do and see in France’s rustic countryside, as well. In Provence, local markets pop up in idyllic towns, selling handmade crafts, clothing, fresh bread and produce, and of course, lavender. Members also say that the area’s antique shops are not to be missed, nor are the seafood markets in towns closer to the Mediterranean coast.
We would like to thank Inspirato for getting us to France. Our residence popped up on Jaunt during a time that worked for us and we booked it on a whim, planning two weeks of travel around this. What a fabulous French journey we had. Memories that will last a lifetime! We loved getting to know the beautiful area, its rich history, the markets, getting lost and ending up in the Tour de France race during a bike adventure, our incredible tour of Avignon, visiting and learning about the 2nd largest active Synagogue in all of Europe. I could go on, we made so many incredible memories.Shari W.Inspirato Member
No traveler can ever tire of Italy. From the food to the history to the scenery, there’s something for everyone. Inspirato offers a wide range of accommodations all across the country. Members love the club’s centuries-old villas in Tuscany, where the local service team has earned a reputation for recommending amazing activities for members among postcard-perfect landscape.
For a different Italian experience, try Lake Como. Members stay in a gorgeous estate right on the water in this destination famous for its luxury shopping, restaurants, and opulent real estate. Visit over the summer and attend the renowned LakeComo Festival, a series of concerts that take place in historic venues and beautiful outdoor spaces throughout the area over several months.
Alternatively, vacation in Positano on the iconic Amalfi Coast. Positano is a true coastal gem – it served as the backdrop for the film Under the Tuscan Sun, after all — with miles of beaches and cobblestone streets ideal for a sunset stroll. Summer’s warm weather is the perfect setting for a private boat road to one of the dozens of islands and secluded spots that make up the shoreline.
The Mediterranean Sea has enchanted travelers for centuries, thanks to its sunny climate, delicious cuisine, and cultural heritage. Inspirato Members have plenty of options for vacationing in the Mediterranean, but two of the most unique and striking are Corfu, Greece, and Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast.
In Corfu — an island just off the northwest coast of Greece — ancient history mingles with modern attractions like fine dining restaurants and island-hopping excursions. Sweeping views of blue water and green hills abound from nearly everywhere. The same can be said about the Dalmatian Coast, located on the Adriatic Sea just north of the Mediterranean. A visit to Krka National Park and its stunning waterfalls is a must-do, as is lounging on the sunny patio of an Inspirato Residence.
We absolutely loved Croatia! It was gorgeous and our villa was perfect. Our concierge was amazing. The perfect place to relax, get away, eat some good food, and enjoy! Would go back in a heartbeat!Bonnie M.Inspirato Member