Did you really visit Italy if you didn’t show it off on Instagram?
From the delicious bowls of pasta, endlessly flowing wine, and gorgeous architecture rich with history, Italy is one of the most luxurious destinations you can visit in Europe. To give your Instagram profile a boost, we’ve come up with a list of the best spots to take photos in Italy.
The only thing to make your followers even more jealous is if you decided to get across the pond booking private jet rentals.
1. Cinque Terre
When you think of Italy, you think of the sea and its gorgeous coastline. Cinque Terre, which literally translates to “five lands,” are five colorful coastal towns that have become a popular tourist destination.
Dating back to the Middle Ages, these towns were built along the cliffs and hills of the Tyrrhenian Sea coastline. They are rich in history and perfect Instagram pic opportunities.
The two best towns to take your photo are Manorola and Riomaggiore. They offer great views of the towns climbing up the hills and lookout points over the calm waters.
2. Venice Canals
The floating city of Venice is absolutely magical. From dark, narrow alleys to the beautifully calm canals, Venice will enchant you like nowhere else in the world will.
Take a few hours and get lost in the maze that is Venice and search for the perfect little bridge to take your Instagram photo. There are plenty of photo opportunities in this jaw-dropping city.
My recommendation is to stay away from the touristy areas like the Rialto Bridge or St. Mark’s Square and adventure to quieter parts of the city. There are plenty of beautiful places like the bookstore, Libreria Acqua Alta to get the perfect photo.
3. Milan Duomo
When you think of Milan, you think of two things: fashion and the duomo. In the center of the city the large and intricately structured cathedral makes the perfect background for your Instagram photos.
It’s a chaotic scene with tons of tourists and locals alike, but you will accurately capture the atmosphere of being in Milan.
If there is one place you should visit along the Amalfi Coast, it’s Positano! While this may be seen as a cliché photo opportunity, you will surely get a fantastic Italy photo here.
Rent a boat for the day and sail along the crystal clear waters. Once you have the coastline view of Positano in your camera, hop right in there and get that photo that will make all your friends dream of being you.
While we’ve named some of the most popular destinations in Italy, we want to let you in on a little secret. Ostuni, which is located in the region of Puglia, is a must-see town!
This town sits high over an olive field overlooking the Adriatic Sea. It is completely built using white stones for both the houses and the streets. The only colors you’ll find here are the blue doors on some of the houses and the flowers that grow in the windowsills.
My recommendation is to wear something bright, preferably red, when visiting Ostuni to get a gorgeous, eye-popping picture.