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The gorgeous Amalfi Coast in Italy is the picture-perfect vacation spot: ancient cobblestone streets, pastel-hued houses overlooking the clear turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, and sun-drenched beaches. You really can’t ask for more. So, if you have already booked your flight and hotel in one of the region’s charming villages––we recommend the Santa Caterina––you are probably counting down the days until you can relax with a spritz in hand admiring the view from one of the cliffside restaurants.

In the meantime, you can start thinking about what you are going to take with you to this stunning part of Italy. Ladies, we have some really good news for you––you can leave your heels at home. With countless flights of stairs and steep streets, the Amalfi coast is really not the best place to bring 6-inch stilettos, so give your feet a break and opt for a more comfortable footwear option such as a pair of flat sandals or espadrilles. Maybe you are also better off leaving those really short denim shorts at home, as some of the churches and restaurants along the Coast have very strict policies when it comes to clothing.

Once you have decided on all of your outfits, take some time to pack a few not-so-obvious travel essentials such as a European travel adapter and a waterproof phone case.

Now check out our list of all the things you shouldn’t forget to pack before you jet off to the Amalfi Coast.

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Gladiator Sandals

Who said flats can’t be chic? These edgy flat sandals will allow you to explore the gorgeous Amalfi Coast without ruining your feet.

To buy: $945,

Eric Javits Floppy Straw Hat

This sunhat, braided from natural straw, is a stylish and functional way to protect yourself from the hot Mediterranean sun.

To buy: $350,

Dolce & Gabbana Long Cotton Dress with Anemone Print

Sporting an off-the-shoulder silhouette with straps in a vibrant anemone print, this Italian-made dress will turn heads after you.

To buy: $2,595,

Valentino Mini Bandana Swimsuit

Take a dip in the warm waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea in this chic Valentino swimsuit which features a vintage bandana print from the designer’s 1969-1970 season.

To buy: $720,

A.L.C. Diego Pants

Wear this stylish pair of trousers to tour the charming villages and old churches along the coast. They're made from a breathable linen blend and the silhouette is completely appropriate for touring a place of worship.

To buy: $445,

Gucci Floral Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles

When it comes to daytime footwear, a pair of comfy espadrilles is your best (and most stylish) bet. This pair by Gucci flaunts an allover floral print and a classic jute-braided platform.

To buy: $520,

Rails Thea Blue Striped Top

This breezy linen/rayon top will keep you cool on a hot day. Style it with a pair of casual pants for the ultimate vacation-perfect outfit.

To buy: $148,

Versace Sunglasses

A classic cat-eye silhouette is as timeless as the beauty of the Amalfi Coast itself. Plus, it flatters literally any face shape.

To buy: $270,

Giorgio Armani Beauty Rouge d’Armani Matte Lipstick in Cherry Red

If you are to take one makeup product with you, let it be this gorgeous matte lipstick. A red lip goes with anything and you really don’t need much else for a flawless evening look.

To buy: $38,

Raw Elements Face and Body 30+ Sunscreen

Soak up as much Mediterranean sunshine as your heart desires without ending up with nasty burns or destroying the environment. This sunscreen, developed in Hawaii, uses a non-nano zinc oxide formula and also contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to protect and moisturize.

To buy: $19,

ProShot Touch Waterproof Case

Turn your phone into an underwater camera with this protective case and rack up all the likes on Instagram. It’s compatible with iPhone 6/7/8.

To buy: $100,

Tessan European Travel Plug Adapter

You will not be able to charge your appliances unless you pack one of these adapters. This one features two USB ports so you can charge your phone or Kindle at the same time.

To buy: $14,

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