Gorgeous cities with stunning architecture, wonderful gardens, sparkling seas and amazing landscapes. From North to South, Italy is full of beautiful places that you can visit, gardens where you can take a walk, seasides for sunbathing and parks where you can enjoy under Mediterranean Pines. But where can you find the best spots to take pictures? We have selected some of these and it doesn’t matter if you’re snapping with an old-fashioned camera or the latest generation smartphone, the only must is to enjoy the sight and immortalize it in a picture.
Italy, one of the most photogenic countries in the world! Here are the best places to add to your agenda and visit as soon as possible.
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1) Colosseum, Rome
A good spot to enjoy this huge amphitheater is Colle Oppio Park which helps you see the Colosseum in all his grandeur, because it places you about mid-level providing a strategic point of view for your photo shoots.
2) Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
Everybody knows the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence: if you can reach the top of the Campanile di Giotto you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view. Unfortunately there are more than 400 steps to climb! Otherwise you can walk or take a bus to Piazzale Michelangelo.
Designed in 1869 by the Florentine architect Giuseppe Poggi, Piazzale Michelangelo is a necessary stop for visitors. He created the square as a monument to celebrate Michelangelo’s masterpieces.
The square is a popular destination for travellers because it offers a stunning skyline of the entire city of Florence and the Arno. In the middle of the square there is a reproduction of the David of Michelangelo. There are also many stalls, bars and clubs where young people like to go. You should also have a look at Giardino delle Rose and Giardino dell’Iris nearby Piazzale Michelangelo.
Amalfi, Positano, Vietri sul Mare, Ravello… Amalfi Coast, on the Tyrrhenian sea, offers many spots where you can capture the beauty of Southern Italy. Amalfi Coast is a unique environment that has been included in the Unesco World Heritage list. In this area with plenty of colourful houses, there are a lot of great opportunities for taking some nice landscape photos. A suggestion: just wait for sunrise or sunset times to get a better effect, because with a little sunset lighting this could be the best photo ever taken!
4) Rialto Bridge, Venice
Venice, the city of canals, is a very special place, with romantic bridges and lovely gondolas. There are many different places you can photograph. You can find more than 400 bridges in
Venice and all of them are unique in their style, architecture and history. The most famous one is Rialto Bridge, the oldest construction across the Grand Canal. If you stand in the middle of the bridge you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Grand Canal, steamboats full of tourists floating down the river and stalls selling typical Venetian masks. There are so many angles and perspectives that can be achieved while you’re on the bridge, just keep an open eye and try to look for different ways to photograph the surrounding spots.
5) Cinque Terre, La Spezia
Designated a Unesco World Heritage Site, Cinque Terre consists of the five little villages in the extreme East side of Liguria. Each town offers stunning panoramas and amazing hillsides terraced: tourists can walk the paths along the cliffs, enjoy the beauty of the nature, take a break over an ice cream or, of course, snap pictures at every turn. Just walking around will give you the chance to find something amazing to photograph in a low-stress environment. But, please, be careful when you’re taking a pic: sometimes there aren’t barriers between the cliff edge and the sea below!
Thanks to these suggestions now you’re ready to collect many pictures to make a new photo album. Obviously, there’s nothing wrong with taking lots of photos, but don’t forget to take a break sometimes, because you should also enjoy the typical joyful atmosphere of Italy that we’re sure you’ll find in every place you are going to visit!