The beauty of Italy has been captivating poets, artists, and adventurers for centuries.
The country’s lush nature, beautiful light, and rich historical past called out to them and inspired them to create some of their very best works.
Thus the legend of Italy as a place where you go to experience beauty and find inspiration was established in our collective mind and to this day it remains alive.
Each day, thousands of travellers head to Italy eager to see its beauty for themselves. They dream of blue skies, priceless works of art, roads that curve through green hills, fields of flowers in bloom, music that fills the heart with joy and plates piled with authentic homemade food.
Some follow in the steps of millions before them and make sure to see Italy from a very specific point of view. They flit between Florence, Venice, and Rome happy to recreate for themselves moments that they have seen shared on social media hundreds of times.
A cup of proper Italian coffee, a slice of pizza from the most recommended restaurant, a photo of a wisteria vine in full bloom, a guided tour of a place which, otherwise, will take a lifetime to properly explore.
Others take a more spontaneous approach. They seek the road less travelled and head to lesser-known Italian villages and towns, to smaller lakes and tiny little local points of interest.
Who is to say who is right and who is wrong?!
The important thing is that both types of travellers seek to experience the beauty of Italy first hand. It’s a task which can leave you both elated and dejected though.
Elated, for there is lots of beauty to be seen, tasted and experienced all over Italy. From its regional food to its traditional crafts, from its Etruscan and Roman history to its religious heritage, from its art and music to its fashion and style, Italy has so much to offer if you approach it with an open heart.
Dejected, as so many other people are on the same quest. To discover and savour the beauty of Italy can easily become a race. When to travel to avoid the crowds?! How far in advance to book a particular guided tour, concert or restaurant so as to make sure you will grab the best places at the right price?! Which are the best angles to take those instagrammable photos of those fabled Italian sights that everyone has seen online and is desperate to replicate?!
To help you avoid the risk of feeling dejected while organising and experiencing a trip to Italy, here are over one hundred photos showing the beauty of this inspiring country as seen by me. I have been living in Italy for five years now and every day I try to see it from its most beautiful side.
It could be something simple like a sculpted doorknocker which looks like a miniature work of art.
Or it could be something really fun like going to a great Italian event and trying to capture the mood of the performers and the crowd.
The important thing is that beauty is all around me here and I would like to show you how to see it for yourself.
Click on the cluster of photos below to open the gallery with 121 photos translating the beauty of Italy. Then use the arrow keys on your desktop’s keyboard or swipe sidewise on your mobile in order to see all the beautiful photos of Italy I have taken myself over the last five years.
Each photo comes with a succinct caption and a link to more information. Clicking on the links will open either a post on my blog or a post on my blog’s Facebook page (please, could you like it if you haven’t already?! Thanks!).
So, swipe and click! I hope that the couple of minutes you will spend looking through the photos herewith will help take you to a marvellous, wonderful world of art, nature, history, and food. A world which you can experience first hand for yourself, too. For the beauty of Italy really needs to be seen in person in order to be experienced in the best possible way.
P.S. I will be adding more and more photos to this gallery as I keep exploring new corners of Italy. The photos featured here at present show you the following Italian regions in all their glory: Veneto, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Marche, Piedmont, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
The Beauty of Italy in 121 Photos
Click any photo below to open the gallery.
More Helpful Links
- The Beauty of Vicenza, Italy in 30 Photos and Stories
- Top 15 Places to Visit in the Veneto, Italy – The Ultimate Guide
- 10 of the Best Views in Italy
- Marche, Italy – 6 Reasons to Visit Italy’s Most Underrated Region
- Italy from Above – Where to Get a Bird’s-Eye View of Italy’s Northern Cities
- Italian Villages or 6 Reasons to Visit Italy’s Picturesque and Historic Borghi
- Day Trips from Padua, Italy – Over 35 Unmissable Destinations in Veneto, Lombardy, and Emilia-Romagna
- Day Trips from Verona – 16 Destinations to Fall in Love With (With Travel Times and Train Tips)
- Day Trips from Vicenza, Italy – Over 90 of the Best Destinations
- 11 of the Best Day Trips from Venice (With Lots of Photos, Travel Times and Italy Train Tips)
- Bologna, Italy – 10 Stories to Introduce You to the Fat Lady of the Italian Cities
- Ravenna, Italy – 10 Stories to Make You Want to Visit the City of Mosaics Now
What’s the most beautiful corner of Italy according to you? Which beautiful place in Italy you would suggest that I visit asap? Which of the above photos you like the most? Let me know in the Comments section below!
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