That's why Italy is called the most beautiful country in the worldPictolic
You still don't believe that Italy is a beautiful country in the world? Then look at these pictures, and you believe it once and for all!
Over the roofs of Rome. Between 100 BC and 400 ad Rome was the largest city in the world. Today he, at least, remains one of the most beautiful cities.
Unusual, surmounted by a dome and spire of the Mole Antonelliana was born in Turin in the nineteenth century. Today it houses the national Museum of cinema, considered the tallest Museum in the world. In the foreground is Piazza Vittorio Veneto, and in the distance, outside the city, one can see the Alps.
The city of San Gimignano in Tuscany is called the "city of towers". In the heyday of San Gimignano here had 72 tower houses, up to our days there 14.
Gondola — flat-bottomed boats, constructed especially for transportation in the narrow and shallow canals of Venice. Gondolier deftly wielding a heavy oar, are not fixed in the oarlock. In 2010, the Guild of gondoliers was the first woman licensed to do this job.
Highway SS163, or simply Amalfitana — the picturesque road that runs along the Amalfi coast. Carved into the rocks over the sea route with numerous turns, descents, climbs and narrow viaducts over the precipice, makes you wince even brave.
Lake Como with a length of about 40 kilometers — the third largest of the three major Italian lakes: Maggiore and Como surpass it in size. It was a prestigious place of rest in ancient times: Pliny the Younger built here for themselves as much as two villas.
The first settlement at the foot of mount Vesuvius appeared in the IX century BC 750 BC settled here the Greeks, calling the new colony Neapolis — "new city". Since Naples is not just passed from hand to hand, but their names have not changed ever.
This bridge over the river Serchio in Tuscany, built in the XI century, called the "Devil's Bridge" — according to legend, Beelzebub himself participated in its construction. But he served the purpose the most pious: it was a road of the pilgrims coming from France to Rome.
Bari — medieval Gorog, standing on a promontory, open to all winds. Residents have turned it into a real fortress, where the high stone walls of the houses served as protection not only from the enemy but from the sun and wind. Today, Bari is a major tourist centre.
The Apennine mountains, "the backbone of Italy", stretches for more than 1200 kilometers from North to South of Italy. In the Apennines there are more than 1800 species of plants, including rare orchids, and are inhabited by many rare animals such as the Apennines is the only place in Italy where you can meet wolves.
Located on a small triangle of land that separates lakes Como and Lecco, Bellagio is often called the most beautiful city of Italy.
The ancient city of Oliveto is located on the top of a volcanic tuff hill that rises 300 meters above the surrounding valley. Most of the houses in the town are made of pink volcanic tuff. The Cathedral towers over the surrounding buildings.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence Cathedral, towering over the city roofs. To the left on the same street Calzaioli. stands the Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall, the tower which rises above the city is 94 meters. Before him, on the Piazza del Signora, a copy michelangelesque David, and the original is kept in the gallery "Academy" to the North of the Cathedral.
The dome of the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore was created by an architectural genius Filippo Brunelleschi. Painting of the dome paintings of the last judgment was executed by the painters Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccaro.
Santa Maddalena village in the Dolomites is a popular destination for photographers, who come here EN masse to capture local beauty. The highest of the peaks rises some 3000 meters above sea level.
On the island of Stromboli in the Aeolian Islands is the active volcano. Every 15-20 minutes from its muzzle break sparks, steam and stones. However, the island resides about 500 people, not counting tourists.
In the valley of the Cecina river in Tuscany many volcanic hills. Here was built the world's first plant for the production of geothermal energy.
The town of atrani prihodila on a cliff above the sea, occupying a tiny area of 0.12 sq. km.
National Park of Cinque Terre on the shore of the Gulf of Genoa consists of five small settlements. The village of Riomaggiore, the most visited of them. The stone path above the beach under the romantic name "Path of lovers" connects Riomaggiore with the neighboring village of Manarola.
The Val d'orcia appeared on the landscapes of all major artists of the Renaissance. Today it is a UNESCO world heritage site.