Italy in 20 Stunning Pictures


by Tommy 0

Hello everyone and welcome to another round of the “Amazing Photos From Around The World” series! Today’s showcase focuses on Italy. We have tracked the art work of several photographers that surprised the most beautiful parts and aspects of Italy and put them together to compose and obtain a unique collection.
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Visiting Italy in Spring is the perfect opportunity to get in and soak up Italy’s best cities right before he hoards of tourists arrive. Sure, the streets won’t be empty in the likes of Rome and Venice, but you will certainly be able to move with greater ease if you choose to visit during shoulder season instead of the popular months of May, June, July and August.

Enjoy the photos below and you will see that this is one of those countries that you just have to visit at least once in life.

 1. Venice


Photo by: Nora De Angelli

The city stretches across 117 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy.
Situated on the Adriatic Sea, Venice always traded with the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim world extensively. By the late thirteenth century, Venice was the most prosperous city in all of Europe. At the peak of its power and wealth, it had 36,000 sailors operating 3,300 ships, dominating Mediterranean commerce.

 2. There are Roman ruins…


Photo by: Angelo Ferraris

taly and ruins go hand in hand, but make sure to visit the Roman Forum, the epicenter of ancient Rome and home to stunning temples, arches, and government buildings that make it easy to recall the incredible grandeur of 2000 years ago.

 3. The colorful cliff-side towns of Cinque Terre


Photo by: Massimo Pistone

Sure France and Spain have plenty of picturesque villages, but the colorful cliff-side towns of Cinque Terre and stunning mountaintop hamlets like Castelmezzano in Basilicata, shown above, mean Italy takes the cake for pure scenic glory.

 4. Trentino


Photo by: Andrey Omelyanchuk

Many picture Italy as a land of sloping farmlands and warm beaches, but the northern region of Trentino is home to the Dolomites, a snowy range in the Southern Alps that’s a hot spot for skiers, hikers, rock-climbers, and mountain bikers.

 5. Landscape from Pienza

Landscape from Pienza

Photo by: Klausthebest

Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d’Orcia in Tuscany, between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the “touchstone of Renaissance urbanism.

 6. There are desert islands…


Photo by: Lucio Sassi

Three to be exact. The Pelagie Islands of Lampedusa, Lampione, and Linosa lie between Sicily and Tunisia and still mostly retain a peaceful atmosphere of fishing villages and nature reserves. Oh, and did we mention the beaches are gorgeous?

 7. Lake Como near the Swiss

Lake Como

Photo by: EddyMixx

The mountains and foothills of northern Italy are riddled with gorgeous lakes, each with its own quaint villages and gorgeous steeples. Lake Como near the Swiss border is a favorite among locals and has even become a magnet for international celebrities.

 9. Sardinia


Photo by: Mauro Moroni

The spiaggia of southern Italy are all wonderful, but the soft sand and turquoise waters of Sardinia’s Maddalena Archipelago or Costa Smeralda leave no doubt as to why the Mediterranean island has been a top European beach spot for decades.

 10. Scala dei Turchi

Scala dei Turchi

Photo by: Philipp Klinger

This pearly-white slice of paradise is Scala dei Turchi, a still relatively-unknown beach in southern Sicily whose dazzling white rock is not only beautiful against the turquoise waters, but also rumored to have beneficial properties for bathers.

 11. Campania

Greek temples

Photo by: Luca Scola

Ironically, Italy is also home to some of the world’s most spectacular Greek temples! Sicily has an impressive selection of Greek ruins, but the best are found in the ancient city of Paestum in what is now the region of Campania.

 12. The Park of the Monsters in the town of Bomarzo


Photo by: Marco Chiesi

The Park of the Monsters in the town of Bomarzo is one of the most unusual parks anywhere in the world. Its surreal and often creepy sculptures of mythical beasts have captivated tourists as well as artists like Salvador Dali.

 13. The Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast

Photo by: Pat Evans

The Amalfi Coast is often considered to be the most beautiful in the entire world. Though many make a beeline for the coast’s pricey resorts, the real way to see the Amalfi Coast is to hike the seaside paths while savoring the views from village to village.

 14. Island of Capri

Island of Capri

Photo by: Mohamed Haykal

Capri is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. The main town Capri that is located on the island shares the name.

 16. Antipasti!


Photo by: Mateo Colombo

How better to start a meal than a heaping plate of prosciutto, cured cheese, olives, spreads, and marinated veggies? Each region has its own antipasto staples, and it’s a perfect way to sample a wide variety of mouthwatering artisanal eats.

 17. Milan Cathedral


Photo by: Lawrence Neal

Milan Cathedral is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy. Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete.

 18. Karst caves in the Natural Park Gola della Rossa and Frasassi


Photo by: Aleksandar Gospić

The city stretches across 117 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy.

 19. Festival thrill in Monte Piana


Photo by: Sebastian Wahlhuetter

The most people and for sure the most hammocks on a highline ever. This special set up was rigged with 1.000 kg of pre-tension and reached 2.350 kg of total work load after 22 people in 16 hammocks volunteered for this epic session @ Monte Piana Highline Meeting | Dolomites | ~2.400 m.a.s.l. The setup was a 50m double highline (slackline) with additional two static ropes (double double) as a back up + a load of drilled anchors on each side.

 20. The town of Sant’Agata de Goti in the Campania region, the province of Benevento


Photo by: Ricardo Gomez

Sant’Agata de’ Goti is a comune in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania, located about 35 km northeast of Naples and about 25 km west of Benevento near the Monte Taburno.

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