Italy is one of the most beautiful and historic countries. Appreciating more of the one of Europe’s hottest travel destinations, we collected several works of some photographers that show the most beautiful parts and aspects of Italy. We put them together to form this wonderful and unique collection.
The best time to visit Italy is during spring. It will be the perfect opportunity to soak up in Italy’s best spots before hoards of tourists arrive. You will be able to roam the streets peacefully because they would be empty—maybe except for Rome and Venice. By choosing to visit the country during the shoulder season instead of the tourists popular months of May, June, July, and August, you will be able to visit places that you like with greater ease and with no fear of overcrowding.
Here are some photos that will help convince you to visit Italy even once in your life.
Each Italian region has its own staples of antipasto. A plate of prosciutto, cured cheese, olives, spreads, and marinated veggies is the best way to start a meal. The meal is the perfect sample of the wide variety of mouthwatering treats that Italy can offer.
You may not believe it, but Italy is also the home of many of the world’s spectacular Greek temples. There are many Greek ruins in the region of Sicily, but the best of these Greek temple ruins are found in the region of Campania, which was once the ancient city of Paestum.
Festival Thrill in Monte Piana
Hammocks are set up on a special rigged with 1,000 kg of pre-tension and can carry up to 2,350 kg of load. Twenty-two people in sixteen hammocks volunteered for this meeting at Monte Piana Highline Meeting.
Island of Capri
Italy is also home to many beautiful island beaches. One of these islands is Capri. The island is just off the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula. It is on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the region of Campania. The island’s main town is also named Capri.
Karst Caves in the Natural Park Gola della Rossa and Frasassi
The karst cave is one of the green hearts of the Marche Region. Located within the 10,026-acre national park, the caves and the park make up the largest protected environment in the region.
Lake Como Near the Swiss
Northern Italy is full of mountains and foothills that feature many gorgeous lakes. These places have their own quaint villages and beautiful steeples. One of these places is a favorite among locals and has become famous vacation place for international celebrities—the Lake Como. The beautiful lake is near the Swiss border.
Landscape from Pienza
Italy is also blessed with beautiful landscapes. One place is dubbed as the “touchstone of Renaissance urbanism”—the Pienza. The town is located between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino in Siena, Val d’Orcia, in Tuscany.
Milan Cathedral took just nearly six centuries to be completed. The Gothic cathedral is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy. It was built in dedication to Santa Maria Nascente, and it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Angelo Scola.
Italy’s southern beaches are all beautiful, but one place stands out. Sardinia’s Maddalena Archipelago or Costa Smeralda has soft sands and turquoise waters. The beauty of this place leaves no doubt why this Mediterranean island is one of the top European beach destinations for decades.
Scala dei Turchi
This relatively unknown beach in southern Sicily features a dazzling white rock that stands beautifully against the turquoise waters. The white rock of Scala dei Turchi is also rumored to have beneficial properties for bathers.
The Amalfi Coast
Although pricey, the Amalfi Coast is the most beautiful coast in the world. One way to truly enjoy the beauty of the Amalfi Coast is to avoid the expensive resorts but to hike the seaside paths. This way, you can savor the views of the coast from village to village.
The Colorful Cliff-Side Towns of Cinque Terre
Picturesque villages are not only found in France and Spain, Italy’s colorful cliff-side town of Cinque Terre can rival any town with its beauty. The stunning mountaintop villages such as Castelmezzano in Basilicata (above) is just one of these scenic cliff villages.
The Park of the Monsters in the Town of Bomarzo
The Park of the Monsters in the town of Bomarzo is a surreal and creepy park. It features many weird and creepy sculptures of mythical beasts that captured the attention of tourists as well as artists like Salvador Dali. The park is one of the most unusual parks anywhere in the world.
The Town of Sant’Agata de Goti in the Campania Region, Province of Benevento
Sant’Agata de’ Goti is a commune in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region of Campania. Just 35 km northeast of Naples and about 25 km west of Benevento near the Monte Taburno, the beautiful and peaceful town is a good place to relax.
There are three desert islands in Italy: Pelagie Islands of Lampedusa, Lampione, and Linosa. These islands lie in the middle of Sicily and Tunisia. With gorgeous beaches, the islands also have retain their peaceful fishing villages and nature reserves.
The Roman Ruins
Because Italy is one of the oldest countries in the world, it is no surprise that one can find many ruins in the country. One of most historical ruins is the Roman Forum. It was the epicenter of ancient Rome and home to many temples, arches, and government buildings. These ruins were built 2,000 years ago.
It is excusable to think that Italy is a land of warm beaches and sloping farmlands because that’s where most tourists go. But if you want to travel the whole country, you’ll be surprised to find snow range in the northern region of Tentino. The region is home to the Dolomites, the snowy range in the Southern Alps. The place is also known to be a good spot for skiing, hiking, rock-climbing, and mountain biking.
Venice was the most prosperous city in all Europe during the thirteenth century due to trading with the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim world. During that time, over 36,000 sailors operated more than 3,300 ships from Venice, which dominated the Mediterranean commerce.
The city is built across 117 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon. It is located along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy.