7 Beautiful Places To Visit In Italy

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1. Positano (Amalfi Coast)

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Positano positively bursts with color - from its deep blue waters, rolling green hills, craggy cliffs, and pastel village facades. It truly is the most quintessential Italian village that you will find along the Amalfi Coast, with a wide variety of activities and sights for you to explore.

Positano in Pictures

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Positano, Amalfi Coast
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Positano, Amalfi Coast
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Positano Streets, Amalfi Coast
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Positano Beach, Amalfi Coast
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Positano Nightlife, Amalfi Coast
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Positano Streets, Amalfi Coast
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Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Positano Italy
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Positano Stairs, Amalfi Coast
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Positano Coastal View, Positano Italy
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Positano Streets, Positano Italy
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Positano Streets, Positano Italy

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2. The Colosseum (Rome, Italy)

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If you haven't seen the Colosseum in person it is hard to image just how impressive and imposing this ancient amphitheatre is. Taking 8 years to build from 72 AD to its completion date in 80 AD the Colosseum is the largest ancient amphiteatre ever build. Today you can visit and tour the Colosseum and even stand on a section of reconstructed floor space to view it as gladiators would have all those years ago.

The Colosseum in Pictures

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The Colosseum
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Arch of Constantine - Near Colosseum
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Colosseum Arena Floor
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Colosseum Underground Tunnels
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Emperor's Seat with Crucifix

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3. Piazza San Marco (Venice, Italy)

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The area of San Marco is the oldest, and probably the most highly-regarded, quarter of Venice. Nestled within San Marco is the only square to be titled ‘piazza’, the centre of civic and religious life since the days of the Republic. As one of the most beautiful squares in the world, and Venice’s best attraction, here’s the top things you can see and do at Piazza San Marco.

Piazza San Marco in Pictures

Check out some great shots of the Piazza San Marco and surrounding area

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Piazza San Marco at Sunrise, Venice
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St. Mark's Basilica, Venice
St. Marks Basilica
Campanile di San Marco, Venice
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Bridge of Sighs, Venice
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Piazza San Marco, Venice

Piazza San Marco in Video

4. The Florence Cathedral (Florence, Italy)

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The Florence Cathedral with its terracotta dome dominating the Florence skyline is what many people picture when they think of Florence. Once inside you can climb the stairs to the top of the dome and take in the panoramic views of the city. Also, when climbing the stairs about two thirds of the way up is the viewing ledge for the best views of Vasari's Last Judgement on the ceiling of the dome.

The Florence Cathedral in Pictures

Florence Cathedral at Night
Florence Cathedral at Night
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Florence Cathedral - Florence, Italy
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Facade of the Florence Cathedral
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Facade of the Florence Cathedral
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Facade Details of the Florence Cathedral
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Florence Cathedral & Skyline
Florence Cathedral at Night
Florence Cathedral at Night
Florence Cathedral Entrance
Florence Cathedral Entrance
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Details Giotto's Campanile Bell Tower Florence Cathedral

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5. Vatican City (Rome, Italy)

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A trip to Rome wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Vatican. Here you can take in the Sistine's chapels ceiling painted by Michelangelo, visit St. Peter's Square and Basilica, explore the extensive Vatican Museums, and walk through the Vatican Gardens.

Vatican City in Pictures

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St. Peter's Basilica & St. Peter's Square
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St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican
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St. Peter's Square, Vatican
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Dome of Sistine Chapel, Vatican
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Vatican Museum Stairs
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Inside Vatican Museums
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Stairs & Hallway Inside Vatican Museums
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Rotonda Hall, Vatican Museums
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Papal Apartments, Vatican
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Vatican Gardens with St. Peter's in Background
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Garden in Vatican Gardens

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Vatican City in Video

6. Trevi Fountain (Rome Italy)

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As the largest baroque style fountain in Rome it is a major tourist draw each year. When facing Trevi Fountain, the three main statues are Oceanus in the middle, Abundance to the left, and Health to the right. Oceanus' chariot is being pulled by two winged sea-horses led by Tritons. One the sea-horses is wild and the other is docile to represent the different moods of the sea.

Trevi Fountain in Pictures

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Trevi Fountain
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Trevi Fountain Reliefs
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Trevi Fountain Statues
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Trevi Fountain with Night Lighting
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Crowds Around Trevi Fountain
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Trevi Fountain with Night Lighting
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Trevi Fountain Statues
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Oceanus Statue - Trevi Fountain
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1 of 2 Tritons with Winged Horse - Trevi Fountain
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2 of 2 Tritons with Winged Horse - Trevi Fountain

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7. The Grand Canal (Venice, Italy)

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The Grand Canal is one of the main traffic corridors through the heart of Venice. It is approximately 2.4 miles long and is in the shape of a reverse S curving through the city. Many of Venice's main attractions are along the Grand Canal including the famous Rialto bridge that you see in many pictures of the Grand Canal.

The Grand Canal in Pictures

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Grand Canal & Rialto Bridge, Venice
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Grand Canal, Venice
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Rooftop View of the Grand Canal, Venice
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Rialto Bridge Over the Grand Canal, Venice
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Santa Maria della Salute from the Grand Canal, Venice
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Santa Maria della Salute in Background of Grand Canal, Venice
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Grand Canal, Venice
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Grand Canal Gondola Ride Under Rialto Bridge, Venice
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Grand Canal Aerial Map, Venice

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