Before entering total holiday zone, make sure suitcase is packed with these essentials

Whether you're jetting off to the beaches of the Amalfi or the Viareggio seaside, packing correctly is essential to any summer getaway. With the altitude on the rise, heat is an important factor to consider for your wardrobe; so packing light and crease-friendly is ideal. To take on cobble stone laneways and truly live the la dolce vita lifestyle, ditch the heels for a chic pair of sandals, instead. And along with your beauty essentials, a classic beach read, stylish swimwear and a towel to match - you're sorted. Click through the gallery to see our must-haves:

12 packing essentials for your beach getaway