Although the monarchy of (most) European countries has long been abolished, blue-blooded aristocrats certainly abound. In Venice, the descendants of the Italian royal family still reside in a palace - and the spotlight. Unlike their buttoned-up, protocol-obsessed British counterparts, the youngest members of this noble line are free to flaunt their fabulous lives on Instagram, and oh, how they do not disappoint.

The It Girls of the bunch (i.e. the Venetian versions of Will and Harry) are Viola and Vera Arrivabene, 27 and 25 years old respectively, the two eldest children of Count Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga and Princess Bianca di Savoia Aosta. In addition to their inherited rank on the highest rung of Italian society, the sisters have established themselves as fashion royalty of their own merit, founding the chic shoe company ViBi Venezia.

From runways and red carpets to exotic family vacations, the Arrivabene girls lead a life worth stalking. But before you double tap every shot on their 'grams, click through for everything you need to know!

[Photo via @lolaarrivabene]