05 Nov 2014 The 10 best views of Italy
Do you want to be in the most beautiful postcards you have ever seen from Italy? Here are our suggestions for you! Breathtaking views from allover Italy have been captured by artists, locals and tourists for years. Luxury villas in the vicinity make it possible to explore these views in-depth.
Cinque Terre consists of 5 coastal villages in Liguria. Each of the towns, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso, Manarola, and Riomaggiore has beautiful scenes all of their own. If you’re staying in one of the luxury villas of Liguria, it’s a home base for you to lace up some hiking boots and head up to the Cinque Terre hiking trail where you can see some of the most incredible views and take pictures of Italy.
2.Florence: From Giotto’s Campanile
Giotto’s Campanile is a freestanding campanile that makes up part of the landscape of the Piazza del Duomo. Should you wish to climb to the top of the bell tower, there are some of the best views in Italy, and that’s because of the height that you are able to achieve. On a clear day, the hills of Toscana can even be seen in the background, and potentially some of the luxury villas that are located just outside of the city.
3.Florence: From Piazza Michelangelo
The Piazzale Michelangelo is just outside of Florence on a large hill. The most impressive Florentine panorama can be found here, allowing you to see the Duomo as well as the Ponte Vecchio. It’s a long walk uphill, but there are buses that will take you up to the top of the hill as well, including the Florence hop on/hop off bus. Luxury villas found throughout the Florence area, including within Pian di Sco and Bargino can be the perfect way to be close to the best views.
4.Ravello: From Villa Rufolo
From Villa Rufolo, you have a chance to see Ravello. “Restrained glamour” is how this town on the Amalfi Coast is described. With the terraces, the pergolas, and the view of the Mediterranean, there is so much to take in. The villas are some of the best ways to see the town because it is on the water and close to where so much of the action takes place.
5.Venice: From Sestiere Castello
The best views of Venice are from the Sestiere Castello. It is the largest part of the city and the only one that overlooks the city instead of the Grand Canal. It has a considerable amount of history.
South of Florence and into the Chianti region is Val d’Orcia, which has been a Unesco World Heritage site for a decade now. The sprawling hills with the vineyards in the background may help you to imagine all of the wine tastings available throughout the country. The Villa Campriano is a testimony to the beauty found throughout the Toscana region.
7. 14 Towers of San Gimignano: From the Fortezza
San Gimignano is known for being the town of 14 towers. It is gorgeous with its cobblestone paths and many markets, but a view of the 14 towers is ultimately what brings people into this medieval town. The best view can be seen from the Fortezza where you are sure to get a glimpse of the majority of the towers on a clear day. This magnificent villa offers whatever one can ask for and allows easy access to the city.
8.Isle of Capri: From Krupp
Capri Island provides the switchback footpath known as Via Krupp. Its historic views, built between 1900 and 1902, are just as you would see on a postcard, looking over the Gardens of Augustus. Villa Il Geco will provide a pleasant stay and an easy access to the footpath.
9.Amalfi Coast: From Positano Village
On the Amalfi Coast, there are several luxury villas, including Il Baglio and Torre Di Cesare, which provide a convenient way to enjoy the city. Not only is the villa surrounded by greenery to enhance al fresco dining, but it also makes it easy to enter Positano Village where there is an incredible hiking trail. It is located between Corniglia and Vernazza and has a steep and narrow path, but well worth it for the photo opportunities at the top.
10.Rome: From Janiculum Hill
Janiculum or Gianicolo is a hill found in the western part of the city. It is the second highest hill, but because of its location just outside the ancient city, it allows you to take it all in, including St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pantheon and everything else. It gives an excellent view of what the Roman Empire must have looked like many years ago.