Last Updated on 04/01/2021
About 5 years ago, I moved to Italy and started this blog. I was so inspired by travel bloggers and appreciative of the information they shared. I started this blog to add my own travel experiences to that pool of knowledge in the hopes I could help fellow travelers in the same way.
Even in high school, I loved photography (resident nerdy yearbook editor checking in), so I was most excited about sharing my photos. I researched blogging for months and was so nervous that I didn’t hit “publish” on my first post until February 2016 (makes me cringe reading it now!). I had started Petite Suitcase on Instagram a few months prior in 2015.
I cannot believe how much I have learned these past 5 years. I am honestly surprised and flattered that so many people have found my blog, emailed me, left kind comments on Instagram and/or followed me on Pinterest. I sincerely thank you all!
Considering the occasion, I thought it might be fun to count down my top five most read posts over the past five years. Before I pulled up the numbers, I thought for sure my post on Where to Stay in Positano would have made the list. It has been shared almost 90,000 times! Turns out, that it was just my most read post in 2020, but did not make the all-time list.
Without further ado, here are the top five most read posts:
5. A Beautiful Mess: Travel Guide to Naples
It took me over a year of living in Naples to finally write a travel guide. Sometimes, it is easy to overlook the gems in your own backyard. Naples is such a gem.
Parts of the city itself can be off putting for some travelers looking for a pristine Disneyland version of Italy, but it doesn’t deserve to just be a stop at the train station on the way to the Amalfi Coast in your itinerary. It’s combination of spectacular ocean views, people, and history are unlike anywhere else. Plus, you will never find a better pizza in your life.
4. Weekend Guide to Puglia
Puglia has long been an underrated part of Italy for tourism, but in recent years it has been gaining more of the attention it deserves. The unique landscape with red soil and ancient olive trees is complemented perfectly with stunning towns like Ostuni and Polignano al Mare. I have several other posts on Puglia including where to stay and the things you can’t miss.
3. Ultimate Travel Guide to Positano
As one of the most popular places to visit on the Amalfi Coast, it is no surprise this guide is well-loved by readers. I’m lucky it was a quick weekend getaway from Naples and I got to visit many times.
2. Where to Eat and Drink in Rome
After living in Rome for a few months in university and then making many weekend trips from Naples years later, I’ve certainly got a few favorites that I keep coming back to. There truly is nothing quite like drinking an Aperol Spritz on the cobblestone streets of Rome after a hot day exploring the city. Considering the size and history of the ancient city, you’ll also want to read the top 25 things you must do in Rome.
1. Tops Towns You Can’t Miss in Tuscany
Tuscany is quite possibly the most adored and portrayed region in all of Italy so we should not be too surprised that this is my most read post of all time. With its rolling hills, relaxing countryside villas, and charming towns, Tuscany is an unforgettable region in Italy.
Wow, congrats on five years! These all look like amazing posts. I really admire your photography. Keep up the great work xx
Scarlett | Petite Suitcase says
Thank you, Victoria! It has been fun following your blog over the years as well. Things have certainly been a little slower lately, but I’m hoping to get more in the swing of things soon 🙂 Hope you are staying healthy!