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    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.

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    • Riva del Garda, Italy

      Visit the Varone Cave and Waterfall

      5.0
      Colorful lights aluminate the path as it winds its way through the cave to a viewing platform next to the waterfall. The waterfall is so high that you can't see the top from this view point. There is another viewing platform 40 meters above this one. To get to the upper platform go back out of th...
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    • Venezia, Italy

      Take the Boat Tour of Venecian Islands

      4.3
      Begin your boat tour at the Venecian Lagoon just next to St. Mark's Square.  The boat will take you to the three islands of Venice, each unique in its own way.  Murano is world famous for its glass-blowing. Upon arrival to the island, you will get to watch a live demonstration of the glass blowin...
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    • Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

      Croda Da Lago Circut

      7.8 mi / 1148 ft gain
      Brass Tax Hiking tracks: 437, 434, 435 Distance: 7.8 miles  / 12.5 km  - 759 meter elevation change. Time: 7+ hours Difficulty: Moderate/difficult Stay: Rifugio Palmieri Things to Note: Trails in the Dolomites are defined by numbers. You will also notice in your planning that there are also tra...
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    • Ercolano, Italy

      Explore the Ruins of Herculaneum

      5.0
      Much like the city of Pompeii, Herculaneum was devastated by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The site is located to the West of the Volcano in the modern town of Ercolano. Easily reachable by car or a short walk from the train station. Prior to the eruption of Mt Vesuvius, Herculaneum was...
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    • San Martino della Battaglia, Italy

      Visit The Ossuary of San Martino della Battaglia

      5.0
      Skulls and bones of thousands of soldiers line the walls of Ossario di San Martino.  The small chapel houses over 1200 skulls and thousands of other bones that belonged to fallen soldiers who fought in the battle of San Martino during the Second Italian War of Independence.  It was one of the blo...
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    • Roma, Italy

      Visit the Ruins of Largo di Torre Argentina

      4.0
      Largo di Torre is an open air archaeological site that was excavated in the 1920's by the dictator Benito Musslini.  The site features the remains of four temples and Pompey's Curia.  The different temples date between the 3rd century BC and 4th century AD.  For more than 2,000 years, the site of...
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    • Firenze, Italy

      Climb to the top of Brunelleschi Dome

      4.0
      The Florence Cathedral, formally known as the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, is an iconic basilica in the city of Florence, Italy.  The cathedral has the third largest dome of any structure in the world and is one if Italy's largest structures drawing millions of visitors each year.     Wor...
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    • Illasi, Italy

      Tour the Trabucchi D'Illasi Winery

      Tours are offered in English or Italian, and a wine tasting is included. You can chose between 3 or 5 wines, and for an additional fee they offer local salami and cheese to accompany your tasting. Overall the price is very affordable considering you get to experience the whole process and have a ...
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    • Verona, Italy

      Explore Verona Arena

      This is one of the best preserved structures of its kind. Originally used for gladiatorial battles, jousts, and circuses, the arena is still in use today but hosts slightly different events. There are mainly operas and concerts held here now, but in 2026 there will be a Winter Olympics closing ce...
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    • Roma, Italy

      Hike through Solfatara di Pomezia

      2 mi / 200 ft gain
      As always, when visiting these places come with respect, and Leave No Trace. If you have a car this adventure is about an hour outside of Rome. However, if you are visiting Rome and do not have a car; you can take a train from Termini to Pomezia. Starting the walk North of the train station towar...
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    • Castel Belfort, Italy

      Explore the Ruins of Castel Belfort

      5.0
      While traveling through the Italian Dolomite's, be sure to plan a stop at Castel Belfort.  Though partially in ruin, the castle adorns a large tower, wide rectangular outer walls and spectacular views.  The ruins are open to the public to explore and photograph at your own leisure.   The Medieval...
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    • Misurina, Italy

      Photograph Lago di Misurina

      This beautiful lake and small town are tucked away in the Dolomite Mountains. It is the largest lake in Cadore, and also was the last outdoor location ever used for an Olympic speed skating event. There is ample parking alongside the lake along with a dock where you can set up your tripod. On a c...
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    • Misurina, Italy

      Photograph The Dolomites Near Misurina

      The Dolomites in this area are absolutely stunning, and you can pair these massive mountains well in pictures with small towns like Auronzo, Reane, and Misurina. It may be a bit cold, but going in October or later will allow you to see the mountains with some snow sprinkled among the peaks. If y...
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    • Illasi, Italy

      Explore the Castello Di Illasi

      Before you get your hopes up too much, I do need to disclose that the castle grounds are barbed-wire fenced and off limits. Hence why this adventure is focused on photographing the castle, not exploring it. The castle was originally built to control the valley floor paths running in the area, wi...
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    • Illasi, Italy

      Capture the Sunset over Illasi

      Illasi is the perfect place to take pictures of the beautiful Italian sunset as you'll be able to get vast vineyards and olive groves in each shot. This small town is also tucked between two ridges, so you'll be able to climb up one ridge to get gorgeous shots of the sun setting over the other! ...
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    • Illasi, Italy

      Hike or Bike La Vecia Via della Lana

      30.1 mi
      La Vecia Via della Lana translates to "the Old Way of the Wool" which pretty much explains why the path was created. It was once a route that shepherds would use to transport livestock and goods from town to town. In modern times, the path is used for biking and hiking tourism. It spans from Soav...
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