Italy is well-known all over the world for its delicious food and melodious language, its cultural heritage and a good taste in fashion and interior design. But the biggest treasure of Italy is, with no doubt, its marvellous nature and the endless amount of appealing destinations that attract crowds of tourists from all over the world.
Are you planning a trip to Italy and don’t know where to start exploring it from? We have prepared for you a list of the most beautiful places in Italy to give you an idea of a destination to choose for your next Italian roadtrip.
The most beautiful places in Italy: Isola Vulcano
This volcanic island is located on the north of Sicily. It is famous for its dramatic craters, sulfuric fumaroles, and mud baths. This little island manages to fit multiple volcanic centers into a small 8 square miles of land, of which one is an active non-submarine volcano. Thanks to its splendid nature Isola Vulcano is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The most beautiful places in Italy: Lago di Braies
Lake Brailes or Pragser Wildsee (the German version) is a natural lake located in the Dolomites mountain range within the Alps. During the summer the lake is a popular destination both for Italians and foreign tourists: its waters are perfectly green and mirrorlike and the view on the mountains from a little boat is amazing. In winter the lake area turns into a frozen wonderland. Skiing, hiking, and base jumping are must-dos for the adventurous, while the historic Hotel Pragser Wildsee provides lakefront views for those looking to relax.
The most beautiful places in Italy: Grotta Azzurra
Having been a personal swimming hole of Emperor Tiberius in Roman times, today Grotto Azzurra is a popular spot for paddlers and rowers. This natural cave deserves the third place in our list of the most beautiful places in Italy because of its uniqueness as a natural site and the splendid atmosphere created by the transparent water which glows neon blue in the morning hours.
These were the first three Italian destinations from our list of the most beautiful places in Italy. Stay tuned for the second part of the list next week!