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12 Of The Most Beautiful Places in Italy

Beautiful places in Italy

Italy is filled to the brim with beautiful landscapes, interesting architecture, cute cafe’s and breathtaking beaches. No wonder it is such a hot spot for tourists and photographers alike. With such a wide variety of places to see you will have to go a few times to marvel at all the beauty.

We have visited Italy a few times and it really was magical every time we went. You don’t have to go to the most popular areas to see beautiful things though. There are loads of lesser known spots that retain old Italian charm that are worth visiting. A mix of popular and off the beaten track is always a good option when searching for the most beautiful places in Italy.

So here are 12 spots that made it on our most beautiful places in Italy list


Manarola, built on a high rock 70 metres above sea level, is one of the most charming and romantic of the Cinque Terre villages. Cinque Terre might be a tourist hot spot but visiting out of season you can still soak up the charm without the excessive people. The tiny harbor in Marola features a boat ramp, picturesque multicoloured houses and a tiny piazza with seafood restaurants.

Chianti Country

I don’t know about you but I love wine and there is nothing better than visiting a beautiful wine region in Italy! Chianti in Tuscany is one of the most beautiful wine regions in Italy and it is easy to see why. Chianti offers a unique landscape, with green, rolling hills covered with vineyards and olive groves, small stone villages,  parishes and countryside homes..


Another famous village in Italy is Positano, situated on the Amalfi coast. It is called the jewel of the Amalfi coast and why not. This gorgeous but expensive town is absolutely magical. This colorful romantic looking village will captivate you with its views and is worth even just a stop over.

Lake Orta

While Lake Orta might not be one of the well known lakes in Italy but that is in part what makes it so special. This quiet lakeside village oozes charm and romance. It is quaint and old fashioned with mountain backdrops and a peaceful lake. A picture perfect Italian getaway!


Matera is a city on a rocky outcrop in the region of Basilicata, in southern Italy. It includes the Sassi area, a complex of cave dwellings carved into the mountainside. This hilltop village went from being poverty stricken to one of the cultural hotspots in Italy. It is sad to think of its past but also unique and beautiful in its own way.


Dorsoduro is Venice’s university district and the streets around the Campo Santa Margherita. There are unpretentious eateries, indie shops and vintage fashion boutiques filling its small streets. This makes it a lively and interesting place to visit especially because of its beautiful surroundings.


Capri, an island in Italy’s Bay of Naples and it is famous for its rugged landscape beautiful water and of course limoncello . One of its best-known natural sites is the Blue Grotto, a dark cave where the sea glows electric blue, the result of sunlight passing through. In summer, Capri’s beautiful and dramatic, cove-studded coastline draws many yachts. Work on your tan on one of the gorgeous beaches and feel like someone from a James Bond movie!

St Peter’s Basilica

We love Rome even though it is noisy and busy it is definitely still a must see especially St Peter’s Basilica. It is gorgeous inside and out and you can even get to the very top for a birds eye view of the square. We did it even though I have a bit of claustrophobia and it was so worth it!

South Tyrol Italy

Backdropped by the Dolomites and Italian Alps, Italy’s South Tyrol is a must-visit for travelers who love the outdoors. With its Red peaks and plentiful of photo opportunities it is definitely worthy of being one of the most beautiful places in Italy!

San Vito Lo Capo

Sicily has loads to offer and we have been fortunate enough to visit one of its gems. Dan Vito lo capo is a gorgeous beach side area with a large beach and endless blue water to wade in. All of this with a big mountain jutting out as a backdrop. Definitely not bad at all!


Burano is an island on the Venetian lagoon well known for its brightly coloured houses. An Instagram hotspot it might be but it is still more than beautiful enough to want to visit even if you don’t take a single picture!

Galleria Vittorio

Italy’s oldest shopping mall and a landmark in Milan Galleria Vittoria is not like any other mall. Going to this four story arcade to look around is well worth it. You don’t even need to buy a single thing to enjoy it!

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