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The 10 Most Beautiful Places In Italy

Italy is known for its natural and manmade structures that look straight out of the postcard. With a population over six million, the heart of the Roman Empire has inspired legendary artists since ages. When we see pictures of Italy our heart skips a beat. It is a treasure trove of eminent wonders. From pristine beaches to tranquil lakes, cliffside towns and photogenic harbors, Italy have everything that can keep visitors happy for days.
We take you through some of the most beautiful photos of Italy that will leave you with the desire to visit this gorgeous country.

1. Venice

Venice, Italy

A trip to Venice is incomplete without a gondola ride along the Grand Canal. Gondolas are traditional Italian rowing boats that have remained the nation’s iconic symbol. This epic Italian photo takes you through the daily scenes in Venice. Two gondolas plying in the Venetian waterway amidst the spellbinding cityscape looks pretty lost in time.

2. Val d’Orcia

Valdorcia, Italy

Val d’Orcia or Valdorcia is an area in Tuscany in Central Italy. Blessed with abundant greenery, this region is exceptionally beautiful. Its landscapes are often seen in Renaissance paintings as well a modern art. Here people have a pace of their own and they live in harmony amidst nature. This picture of Val d’ Orcia depicts vast expanses of rolling hills carpeted with shades of green and brown. Not only is this image soothing to the eyes but also the soul. No wonder, it is one of the exotic Italian pictures.

3. Siena

Siena, Italy
Some of the most famous Tuscany photos are taken at Siena. The city takes pride in its architectural gems dating back to the medieval era. Siena is a historic site away from the tourist circuit. It is one of the picturesque cities packed with brick buildings with the fortress Torre del Mangia in the center. Siena is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its medieval charm.

4. Rome

Rome, Italy
Rome and Italy are synonymous to one another. It is the birthplace of Renaissance and a treasure trove of architectural masterpieces. Here we see a stunning photo of the Roman cityscape that looks majestic and awakens our inner photographer. The main highlight in the picture is the iconic Saint Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest churches across the globe. The basilica has earned accolades for its magnificent dome which is designed by Michelangelo. It looks incredibly gorgeous and its architecture has inspired other cathedrals including the St. Paul’s in London.

5. Positano

Positano, Italy
Positano is a haven for photographers from every corner of the globe. Some of the exquisite Italian pictures are taken at Positano, a cliffside hamlet in the Amalfi Coast. Steeped in brightly colored buildings and engulfed in blue waters, this coastal village is the stuff of dream. It is also a popular romantic getaway for couples willing to spend intimate moments together. The houses standing at the edge of the cliff looks dramatic and adds to its mystique. The unconventional setting draped in vivid colors will compel you to get lost in the moment.

6. Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre, Italy

The famed Cinque Terre has one of the best backdrops imaginable – cliffside houses, stunning architecture, mountain trails, and turquoise waters. This pristine town exudes a rustic charm backed by a natural setting where getting lost is not only expected but encouraged. The steep landscape overlooking the Mediterranean Sea has a peculiar way of making connections. Even the seawater of the region is filled with rich marine life and has continued to amaze visitors for centuries. Gazing at this pretty picture would surely treat your sore eyes.

7. Scala Dei Turchi

Scala Dei Turchi, Italy

One of the beautiful Italy photos is often shot at Scala Dei Turchi, commonly called ‘Stairs of the Turks’. Tucked in Southern Sicily, it is a sparkling white rocky cliff sloping down into the deep blue sea. It is an unusual tourist attraction, thanks to its peculiarity. The cliff is made from soft limestone and the sea, as well as the salty breeze, had contributed in the creation of these epic terraces. The pearl white steps in contrast to the intense blue water are a fairytale come to life. And you need to see Scala Dei Turchi to believe how incredibly gorgeous it is.

8. Atrani

Atrani, Italy

Atrani is a coastal town near Amalfi that is untouched by mass tourism. With multi-colored houses, jagged cliffs and vast stretches of sand, this hamlet looks straight out of the wonderland. The stunning image depicts the sheer magnificence of this region overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Atrani is an underrated destination and tourists usually flock to the popular Amalfi Coast. Hence, you can soak up its idyllic landscapes and tropical vibe all by yourself.

9. Alberobello

Alberobello, Italy

Nestled in the Apulia region of Southern Italy, Alberobello is a charming Trulli town. It is often reputed as one of the enchanting towns in Puglia that has an undeniable allure. This is one of the fascinating pictures of Italy where you can see two dazzling white Trulli standing side by side. Trullo is a traditional Apulian stone house with a cone-shaped roof. Alberobello tempts tourists with its row of Trulli that had its origin in the 14th century. Best of all, these conical houses are perfectly Instagrammable.

10. Capri

Capri, Italy

Sprinkled in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Capri is a slice of heaven for nature lovers and photography aficionados. It boasts of the jagged cliffs majestically rising from the turquoise water. This picture lets you witness the idyllic setting of the region that has inspired poets and artists over the ages. Numerous ships sailing through the tranquil sea accompanied by the glowing sun rays looks extremely gorgeous. The jaw-dropping sights topped by the stark natural beauty indeed make this tiny island one of the perfect spots for using your photography skills.

Let us know in the comments which one is your favorite? We would love to hear from you.

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By Priscila Siano (266 Posts)

Priscila Siano is the Marketing Director of Tour Italy Now, an online tour operator specializing in Italy travel. She's a respected expert on making dream Italy vacations a reality for clients.

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  1. Julie Castagnaro
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    I would like to tour Basilicata and Calabria. What is the best way to experience that on a less expensive budget. Thanks

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