Italy is a mecca for instagramers and photography buffs. Who hasn’t dreamt of standing in front of the Colosseum, swimming in the Mediterranean, or drinking wine in Tuscany? If you crave impeccable food, fantastic architecture, and alluring history–Italy should be your next travel destination. So, book your flight and don’t forget to make everyone at home jealous with these unforgettable photo ops:
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- Cinque Terre
Taormina is a scenic town on the east coast of Sicily. Its hillside views and beautiful beaches attract both tourists and Italians alike. If you want to beat the crowds try to visit in the fall or spring. It will still be warm enough to head down to the beach or hike up to the Castle. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to hike up Mount Etna as well. There are many companies that offer different ways to experience this active volcano.
Cefalù is a town right outside of Palermo and is a must-see along the way to the capital. Situated along the coast, this small town has a lot to offer. Get acquainted with the laidback Italian lifestyle by ordering some granita for breakfast and relaxing on the beach.
This region is most known for the historical city of Florence. Tuscany offers a bit of everything that makes Italy so famous–food, culture, and history. Go to the Galleria dell’Accademia and get a photo with the famous David or the explore the Duomo to experience some classic Italian history. For all the foodgramers, head out to the country for some wine tasting at some of the best vineyards in the world. Don’t forget to taste the amazing food from this region. They are most known for their pappardelle and boar ragù.
Rome is one of the most popular cities in Italy for tourists to visit–and for good reason. Every corner you turn lies a piece of ancient history. There’s always a photo opportunity in front of the Colosseum, Pantheon, or the Trevi Fountain.
Cinque Terre means ‘five towns’ in Italian. Nestled into the coastline are the colorful towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Explore each town by foot using the designated hiking path or take the train that runs through the mountainside. Just be sure to try their famous Limoncello!
Matera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the small region of Basilicata in southern Italy. This amazing city was carved out of the rocks thousands of years ago and will make you feel like you’ve just stepped onto the set of Star Wars. There are millions of great shots around the city so take your time exploring, there might even be a friendly dog or two!