By Jessica Russo
Always jealous of your friends' breathtaking travel photos when scrolling through social media? Well, it's your turn to make them jealous.
Visit these picture-perfect spots in Italy to capture those professional-looking, too-beautiful-to-be-real types of pics. Bellissima!
Via Krupp, Capri
Although this historic path is now closed to hikers, the view of it from above is an eye-widening spectacle of rugged landscape and sparkling water that fades from bright turquoise to deep cerulean. When looking at this colorful maze-like structure, your eyes may need a moment to adjust, but your camera sure won’t!
Manarola, Cinque Terre
Many claim that this candy-colored town is the most photogenic of the five small villages of Cinque Terre, however, the debate is tough. Neighboring Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare all boast their own unique flairs, so visit all of them and see for yourself! These whimsical wonderlands of vibrant colors, stunning coastal views, hilly olive and lemon farms, old-world culture, and delicious seafood will never disappoint.
Ah, the Duomo – Florence’s historic centerpiece. This artistic wonder has no bad angle, so take photos from all around! Climb up the Duomo and the Bell Tower and feast your eyes on the view below, hike up Piazzale Michelangelo and see the entire Cathedral from afar, or go ahead and pose right in-front. You’ll never be able to capture its full beauty in a photo, but you will get very, very close.
Wander through brightly colored fishermen’s houses and smell the garlicy aroma of local eateries! This island in Venice is a spectacular rainbow of homes and storefronts that reflect beautifully off of the teal waters that surround it. Watch small boats float by and buy some beautiful lace pieces, Burano’s specialty!
Travel back in time as you explore this unusual UNSECO World Heritage Site, which boasts an interesting blend of old-world history and natural beauty. This mysterious destination, once an ancient civilization, now famous for its cave-dwelling districts, remains preserved and unspoiled. Meander through the monochromatic grey stone town, then explore the sassi – the caves!
Rome at night
Rome is incredible all the time, but there's something about the city when the sun goes down that makes you stop in your tracks and say wow. See the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter's Basilcia, and other iconic landmarks as they become illuminated against the black of the night sky.
Get lost in the beauty of this cliffside village on Italy’s beloved Amalfi Coast! Famous for its colorful cascading homes and storefronts, Positano is a paradise of pebble beaches, narrow boutique-lined streets, quaint cafes, and breathtaking churches. You won’t know which photo to post first – the adorable streets or the jaw-dropping cliff views!
Stare up at these soaring, overwhelmingly beautiful mountains that will make you feel tiny in comparison. The Dolomites, a mountain range in northeastern Italy, form part of the Southern Limestone Alps! Whether you’re more of a hiker or a spectator, you’ll be able to snap photos of amazing landscapes from every angle. Filled with wildlife and lush greenery, the Dolomites look like a real-life painting!
Surrounded by the rolling green hills and wineries of Tuscany, San Gimignano is a well-preserved medieval town famous for its tower-filled skyline! You'll feel like you're on a movie set as you stroll through ancient stone streets lined with gelaterias and small shops. Take tons of pictures within the 13th-century town walls, but be sure to take a bunch of the gorgeous surroudning countryside, as well.
Wander around this funky, bohemian area known for its crafty shops, innovative trattorias, hip bars, and artistic culture. In the Travestere neighborhood, every street looks like a postcard! With winding cobblestone streets, orangey stucco buildings, vining flowers, and fountains galore, this area boasts the small-town Italy feel you’ve been dreaming about.
Grand Canal, Venice
Float down the Grand Canal on a gondola and feel like you’re starring in an Italian film! Snap photos on the ride and be sure to get some good ones of the Rialto Bridge. Speaking of the bridge, it’s the perfect place to watch the sunset, as the oranges and pinks dance across the waters of Venice. Now that makes for a perfect backdrop!
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan
Did you know this shopping mall in Milan is the oldest in the world? That’s right! The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II holds just as much history as it does architectural beauty and designer shops. Be sure to look up at the massive glass dome ceilings and the intricately painted frescoes that line the walls!
Just about every street, restaurant, storefront, meal...
Okay, let's state the facts - in Italy, everything is photo-worthy! From the mouthwatering plate of pasta in front of you to the dreamlike landscapes to the lines of Vespas parked on the cobblestone streets. Take way too many photos. Sometimes the little things are the most memorable!