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Dolce far niente — perhaps one of my favorite Italian phrases, translating to “the sweetness of doing nothing.” Pleasant relaxation in carefree idleness. A way of approaching life that I think Italians have perfected as an art form and I, for one, am beyond excited to indulge in this summer, when we're in Tuscany for most of May and part of June.

Since I'm knee-deep in AirBnB options, I figured I'd put together a list of my favorite Italian-centered films, which are sure to get you in the mood for a little "dolce far niente" yourself this summer.

  • La Dolce Vita
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • I Am Love
  • A Bigger Splash
  • Malena
  • Stealing Beauty
  • Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Roman Holiday
  • Summertime

  • Il Postino
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • A Room With a View
  • L'Avventura
  • The English Patient
  • The Hand of God

Have I missed any of your favorites? Let me know in the comments below!

Photography by Leandra, set styling by Alexandra Duddy, at the lovely Léanne's apartment