Lea Michele was photographed kissing her new boyfriend Matthew Paetz while wearing a skimpy green bikini on a boat in Italy. Credit: AKM-GSI

Lea Michele is lovin' la dolce vita! The Glee star rocked the boat while enjoying a sexy seaside excursion in Capri, Italy, with her new beau Matthew Paetz last Saturday, July 19.

The newly-coupled pair bared their beach-ready bodies while riding the boat. Paetz showed off his chiseled abs in a pair of slate gray swim trunks, while Michele beamed beside him in a skimpy emerald green string bikini.

Though Michele and Paetz were joined by several pals, the couple stole several romantic kisses throughout the day. In one image, Paetz can be seen leaning over the Glee star to give her a steamy kiss while the two tan on the boat's deck.

Michele, 27, later posted several snaps from the jaunt on Instagram, including one from behind of her marveling at the gorgeous coastline. "The beautiful Amalfi coast!" the Brunette Ambition author wrote alongside the bikini pic posted early Monday, July 21.

While in Italy, Michele and Paetz have been enjoying not only the scenic treasures the country has to offer, but the cuisine and culture, too. Michele expressed her appreciation for the country while greeting fans at the Giffoni Film Festival on Saturday.

"I adore Italy," the Glee actress told the crowd. "My family was originally from Naples. I have traveled the world and the love I have for Italy is special. My trip here has been the best of my life."

She added that part of her recent journey in Italy has been to get in touch with her family origins. "My grandparents were Italian, from Naples and Rome," she said, noting her family's love of "big Sunday lunches."

On Sunday, July 20, Michele shared a snap of homemade dishes like three spaghetti nests topped with different cream sauces and a tiny bowl of gelato. "Just enjoyed the loveliest home cooked Italian meal!" she wrote.