The Best Photography in Italy

Looking for the best photography in Italy? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Italy. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top photography spots in and near Italy

  • Villnöß, Italy

    Photograph Santa Maddalena Church in the Dolomites

    5.0
    Santa Maddalena, also known as St. Magdalena, is a picturesque medieval church sequestered in the northern mountains of Italy. The Odle Mountain Group of the Dolomites tower above the surrounding valley and provide an incredible backdrop for images. To reach the best vantage point to photograph...
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  • Riomaggiore, Italy

    Hiking in Cinque Terre National Park

    4.8
    The Sentiero Azzuro trail travels from south to north through five coastal towns: Riomaggiore, Manarola (0.68 mi), Corniglia (1.25 mi), Vernazza (2.48 mi), and Monterroso (1.86 mi). The trails are very well-maintained and easy to hike, with beautiful views of the coast, beginning with the romanti...
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  • Braies, Italy

    Paddle on Lago di Braies

    5.0
    This beautiful alpine lake is often compared to the famous Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada and is an absolute must if you are in the Dolomites region.  Lago di Braies is the largest natural lake in the Dolomites and depending on the light, its crystal clear waters can be seen in shades of blue, gr...
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  • Amalfi, Italy

    Hike from Amalfi to Ravello and Atrani

    5.0
    Beginning in the town center of Amalfi, at the square facing the church, take the road leading directly away from the ocean. Prior to passing the large building over the road, take the staircase on the right onto a small "street." Continue up the mountain, taking the roads on the right that lead ...
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  • Braies, Italy

    Hike or Run the Alta Via 1 in the Dolomites

    5.0
    93.2 mi / 26250 ft gain
    The Alta Via 1 is the definite trail through the Italian Dolomites, showcasing some of the most scenic terrain in all of the Alps. It begins at Lago di Braies and ends in the town Belluno, covering 150 kilometers and over 26,000' of elevation gain.Unlike backpacking or fastpacking in the United S...
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  • Funes, Italy

    Photograph St. Johann Church

    5.0
    This small church sits in a cow pasture just outside of Puez-Geisler Nature Park. The church is next to a hotel, making parking and visiting a little easier. To get the best vantage point of the church and mountains, walk down the road and shoot through the fence. The mountains are fairly lumi...
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  • Braies, Italy

    Explore Pragser Wildsee

    4.0
    2.2 mi / 400 ft gain
    Pragser Wildsee, also known as Lago di Braies, lies in a mostly German-speaking area of northern Italy close to the border with Austria. This glacial blue lake is surrounded by towering mountains and thick evergreen forests, which can be experienced on the 2.2-mile loop trail or Alta Via 1 trail....
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  • Sorrento, Italy

    Explore Bagni Della Regina Giovanna

    Take a short bus ride from the Sorrento city center to Marina di Puolo and experience a favorite local swimming spot.After taking the local bus to Marina di Puolo (if you're not sure, ask the bus driver to let you know when you reach the stop), cross the road from the café on the corner and follo...
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  • Tarvisio, Italy

    Hike to Fusine Lake

    2.5 mi / 3116.8 ft gain
    If you are passing by Tarvisio, a trip to Fusine lakes is an essential step of your journey. Located about a 1h drive from the city of Udine in northeast Italy, it’s easily accessible and provides plenty of places for parking. Park your car at the beginning of the "Sentiero del Lago" to get to th...
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  • Barcis, Italy

    Hike to Sentiero del Dint

    1.9 mi / 1722.4 ft gain
    The colors of the water of this lake alone, from green to blue, a great reason to plan a trip to this magical place. But, you shouldn't miss out on the opportunity to follow the Dint Path, a trail through the woods near the Forra del Cellina Nature Reserve.The main path is easily accessible from ...
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  • Auronzo di Cadore, Italy

    Hike the Tre Cime Di Lavaredo Loop

    5.0
    6.3 mi / 1105 ft gain
    The famous Italy Dolomites are littered with numerous great hikes to showcase them, however, this trail is the cream of the crop. It will not disappoint. You have the option of hiking up to Rifugio Auronzo from Misurina, which is detailed out here. The other option that makes it easier if you're ...
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  • Auronzo di Cadore, Italy

    Hike to Rifugio Auronzo & The Three Peaks in the Dolomites

    8.7 mi / 1935.7 ft gain
    You start this easy hike from just before the toll road station on the road up from Misurina to Rifugio Auronzo. As you are looking towards the peaks and the trail starts on the right side of the road. The first part of the route takes you through some forest and across a couple of streams before...
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  • Welschnofen, Italy

    Loop hike around Lago Di Carezza

    1 mi / 20 ft gain
    One of the most scenic lakes in the Dolomites, this spot can be found right along the road as you drive by from Lake Garda toward Lago Di Brais.  One of the richest and deepest blues in a glacial lake in the Dolomites. Definitely worth your time to stretch your legs and hike around this amazing s...
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  • Civitella D'agliano, Italy

    Explore Civitella d'Angliano

    5.0
    About 50 miles northwest of Rome, the commune Civitella d'Angliano is nestled 860ft in elevation. There are walking trails all around but simply walking around Civitella will get you winded because of the hilly terrain.   If you want to escape the tourist haven of Rome, you can hop on a train to ...
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  • Capri, Italy

    Take a Boat Ride around the island of Capri

    5.0
    This is a wonderful experience that you can have on the island of Capri to see everything around the island in a 5-15 person boat ride.  There are many vendors/companies right in the main harbor that will be able to take you around the island. Most people speak English on the island as it is very...
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  • Braies, Italy

    Hike and Canoe at Lago Di Braies

    4.0
    2.2 mi
    Starting at the Hotel Lago Di Braies, you have the option to loop around the lake to hiker's left or right. To the left is the local dock, while to the right is a chapel and barn. Either way, you will end up where you started no longer than an hour and a half later. Once you are done with the loo...
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