Bergamo in summer, Italy. Piazza Vecchia in Citta Alta or Upper City. Lion statues with chains at the vintage fountain in the ancient Bergamo center. Antique architecture of Old town of Bergamo.
Top Italy Packing Tips From Rick Steves' Tour Guide
Sarah Murdoch knows Italy incredibly well as a tour guide and writer for European travel expert Rick Steves, and she has become a pro at packing for its Mediterranean climate.
In an interview with Italy Magazine, Murdoch suggested packing nice clothes and a few stylish accessories. She explained, "Italians in general dress a lot more formally
every day."
She also says to embrace layers, such as throwing a nice shirt over a sleeveless top or adding a scarf. "Small details like that make a world of difference," she revealed.
To fit all her outfits into a small carry-on, Murdoch selects multiple lightweight garments that go together, often starting with a color scheme and including versatile neutrals.
She may center her outfits on a scarf since they’re a staple Italian item. "I also bring jewelry with me because I'm in Italy a lot and here you should accessorize," she noted.