The best views of Italy

The best views of Italy

If you adore nature and breathtaking views, Italy is the place for you. There are numerous stunning landscapes throughout the country. In order not to miss the best ones, you should visit the following places first thing in the morning or at dusk.

  • Cinque Terre – Corniglia-Vernazza hiking trail

The trail boasts gorgeous views but you should know that it is not as easy as you might think. Much of the path is narrow and steep and is made particularly perilous by hundreds of tourists in the summertime.

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Location: Liguria region

Nearby sights: Vernazza, Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, Church of San Francesco – Capuchin Friars Monastery

How to get there: Take Genoa-La Spezia (Pisa) rail line in order to get to Cinque Terre

Nearby hotels: Hotel Villa Steno, Hotel Pasquale, Hotel Stella della Marina

  • Milan – La Torre BrancaThe best views of Italy

This is a tower erected in 1933 and made entirely of steel pipes. It is 108 meters high and perfectly situated for best views of Milan’s skyline, including the Duomo.

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Location: Lombardy region

Nearby sights: Milan Cathedral, Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore , Castello Sforzesco

How to get there: The Malpensa Express train runs two separate services: one goes from the airport to Milan’s Cadorna station and another runs to Milan’s Garibaldi and Centrale train stations

Nearby hotels: Grand Visconti Palace, Chateau Monfort, Armani Hotel Milano

  • Florence – Piazzale Michelangelo

Here you can catch stunning views of Florence including the Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo.

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Location: Tuscany region

Nearby sights: Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza della Signoria, Accademia Gallery

How to get there: Florence is well-connected with rest of Italy and is easy to get to by air or land

Nearby hotels: Portrait Firenze, Grand Amore Hotel and Spa, Hotel David

  • Rome – Janiculum Hill

Located just across the river from the historical center, the Janiculum Hill boasts gorgeous panoramic views of the city, including the Pantheon, Spanish Steps and St. Peter’s Basilica. In order to get there you should take the 115 or the 970 buses.

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Location: Lazio region

Nearby sights: Colosseum, Pantheon, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

How to get there: There is the Leonardo Express train that serves the route between the airport and the centre of the city of Rome every 30 minutes

Nearby hotels: Appia Antica Resort, Portrait Roma, Villa Spalletti Trivelli

  • Bay of Naples – Mt. Vesuvius

Hiking up Mt. Vesuvius, one of the world’s deadliest volcanoes is not an easy thing to do. But if dare to do this you will be rewarded with a close look at the enormous 2000-foot- wide crater and magnificent views of the Bay of Naples.

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Location: Campania region

Nearby sights: Naples Botanical Garden, Naples Pier, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

How to get there: There is a Shuttle bus (Alibus) and urban bus (3S) which go to the city center. It takes about 15 minutes from the airport to the central station without traffic.

Nearby hotels: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, Hyatt House Naples, Bellasera Hotel

  • Amalfi – Positano’s Sentieri degli Dei

Here you will get the most amazing views in the Amalfi Coast. From this trail called ‘Pathway of the Gods’ you can even see the island of Capri.

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Location: Campania region

Nearby sights: Duomo di Sant’Andrea Apostolo, Valle delle Ferriere, Museo della Carta

How to get there: From the airport you can opt to rent a car or use a public transportation to get to the Amalfi Coast

Nearby hotels: Palazzo Avino, Belmond Hotel Caruso, Santa Caterina Hotel

  • The best views of ItalyAmalfi – Villa Rufolo, Ravello

Ravello is one of the Amalfi’s jewels. Villa Rufolo located here is absolutely stunning. The views from the villa are breathtaking not even mention its gorgeous gardens.

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Location: Campania region

Nearby sights: Duomo di Sant’Andrea Apostolo, Valle delle Ferriere, Museo della Carta

How to get there: From the airport you can opt to rent a car or use a public transportation to get to the Amalfi Coast

Nearby hotels: Palazzo Avino, Belmond Hotel Caruso, Santa Caterina Hotel

  • Venice – Grand Canal

In order to get incredible from-the-water views, you should take a traghetto which will cost you only 3 euros. It is wise to book one of the limited outside sits for even better view.

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Location: Veneto region

Nearby sights: Grand Canal, Doge’s Palace, Saint Mark’s Basilica

How to get there: From the Marco Polo Airport you have several options to get to the center of Venice. You can take private water taxi, Alilaguna public boat or ATVO express bus

Nearby hotels: Ca’ Pisani Hotel, CimaRosa, Hotel Moresco

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