Italy can be summed up in a few words: Great History, Amazing Architecture, Scrumptious Food (and perhaps, the best wines). Photographers will surely have a lot of fun during their vacation because there are just so many places to go and a whole lot of things to see. Here are some of the best tourist destinations that you should go to if you travel to Italy:
The Canals of Venice
Venice is the crown jewel of all water cities in the world. This may be due to the beautiful homes and buildings lining the main waterway or canal. The grand Italian architecture, the wonderful bridges traversing over the canals, and even the talented gondoliers singing some operatic piece would be great subjects for your photos.
The perfect time of the day to come here is at nighttime when the lamps along the Grand Canal are turned on giving the place a romantic glow. You don’t even need studio lights for this.
Piazza del Campo
Located in Siena in Tuscany, this is one of the biggest and oldest medieval squares in the whole world. Despite the fact that people still reside in this area that, by the way is a World Heritage Site, they have maintained the integrity and beauty of the original architecture.
To get a panoramic shot the whole place, you might want to ask for filming permission from the locals to go up to one of the towers. That still is the best vantage point, after all.
Italy’s Sea Side Retreats
When it comes to seascapes, this country has some of the most enviable in the whole world. Capri, the Italian Riviera, Sicily and Sardinia are just some of these beautiful coastal spots. If you want adventure, you can strap the flycam on your car and drive up the narrow, zigzag roads of the Amalfi coast.
Although it’s not by the sea, we’ll have to mention the wonderful Lake Como that is a vacationer’s paradise up the mountains of the Italian Lake District.
The capital city of Italy has maintained its very long history and immensely rich culture that started way back and 510 BC. You can still see the grandeur of this ancient city as evidenced by some of the most popular structures which still stand up to this day.
Take your video camera and follow focus then drive around town to see places like the Colosseum, the ancient Villa dei Quintili that was the home of an emperor, the Palatine Hill, the Vatican Museums and so many more.