Roman Forum (162)

Italy14,018 photos

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Italy, officially Repubblica Italiana, is a country located partly on the European Continent and partly on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy shares its northern, Alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian Peninsula, and Campione d’Italia is an Italian exclave in Switzerland.

The land known as Italy today has been the cradle of European cultures and peoples, such as the Etruscans and the Romans. Italy’s capital, Rome, was for centuries the political centre of Western civilisation, as the capital of the Roman Empire. After its decline, Italy would endure numerous invasions by foreign peoples, from Germanic tribes such as the Lombards and Ostrogoths, to the Normans and later, the Byzantines, among others. Centuries later, Italy would become the birthplace of the Renaissance, an immensely fruitful intellectual movement that would prove to be integral in shaping the subsequent course of European thought.

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Through much of its post-Roman history, Italy was fragmented into numerous kingdoms and city-states (such as the Kingdom of Sardinia, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and the Duchy of Milan), but was unified in 1861, a tumultuous period in history known as the “Risorgimento”. In the late 19th century, through World War I, and to World War II, Italy possessed a colonial empire, which extended its rule to Libya, Eritrea, Italian Somaliland, Ethiopia, Albania, Rhodes, the Dodecanese and a concession in Tianjin, China.

Modern Italy is a democratic republic. Italy enjoys a very high standard of living, and has a high nominal GDP per capita. It is a founding member of what is now the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Italy is also a member of the G7, G8 and G20.

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Abruzzo482 photos

Rocca di Calascio (338)
Rocca di CalascioAbruzzo - Italy

Abruzzo is a region in central Italy, its western border lying less than 80 km east of Rome. Abruzzo borders the region of Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and south-west, Molise to the south-east, and the Adriatic Sea to the east.… [Read more]

Cocullo65 photosGessopalena40 photosL’Aquila28 photosMost beautiful photos of Italy667 photosPacentro13 photosRocca di Calascio104 photosRoccascalegna86 photosSan Vito Chietino92 photosSanto Stefano di Sessanio30 photosScanno24 photos

Apulia1,189 photos

Alberobello (154)
AlberobelloApulia - Italy

Apulia is a region of Italy in Southern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the south-east, and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. Its southernmost portion, known as Salento peninsula, forms a high… [Read more]

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Basilicata968 photos

Castelmezzano (159)
CastelmezzanoBasilicata - Italy

Basilicata, also known as Lucania, is a region in the south of Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Apulia (Puglia) to the north and east, and Calabria to the south, having one short south-western coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea between … [Read more]

Brienza90 photosCastelmezzano41 photosCraco234 photosFerrandina118 photosMatera357 photosMelfi7 photosMetaponto34 photosMost beautiful photos of Italy667 photosPietrapertosa28 photosPisticci55 photosRivello4 photos

Calabria361 photos

Morano Calabro (44)
Morano CalabroCalabria - Italy

Calabria, known in antiquity as Bruttium or formerly as Italia, is a region in southern Italy, forming the “toe” of the Italian Peninsula. The capital city of Calabria is Catanzaro. The most populated city and the seat of the Calabrian Regional[Read more]

Altomonte8 photosBrancaleone54 photosCalabrian Landscapes10 photosGerace20 photosMorano Calabro35 photosMost beautiful photos of Italy667 photosPentidattilo38 photosPizzo62 photosRocca Imperiale104 photosScilla9 photosStilo21 photos

Campania1,632 photos

Procida (99)
ProcidaCampania - Italy

Campania is a region in southern Italy. The region has a population of around 5.8 million people, making it the second most populous region of Italy; its total area of 13,590 km² makes it the most densely populated region in the country. Located on… [Read more]

Amalfi Coast199 photosCapri84 photosCaserta211 photosErcolano103 photosIschia83 photosMarina di Cassano (Piano di Sorrento)60 photosMost beautiful photos of Italy667 photosMount Vesuvius60 photosNaples56 photosPadula123 photosPaestum62 photosProcida153 photosRomagnano al Monte144 photosRoman Villas137 photosSant’Agata de’ Goti130 photosSolfatara Vulcano27 photos

Emilia-Romagna634 photos

San Leo (12)
San LeoEmilia-Romagna - Italy

Emilia-Romagna is an administrative Region of Northern Italy, comprising the former regions of Emilia and Romagna. It has an area of 22,446 km², and about 4.4 million inhabitants. Emilia-Romagna is one of the richest, most developed regions in … [Read more]

Castell’Arquato41 photosCertosa di Paradigna3 photosFerrara101 photosFontanellato21 photosMille Miglia162 photosModena66 photosMost beautiful photos of Italy667 photosRavenna110 photosSan Leo65 photosSant’Agata Feltria11 photosVigoleno54 photos

Lazio5,600 photos

Roman Forum (162)
Roman ForumRome - Lazio - Italy

Lazio is one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy, situated in the central peninsular section of the country. With about 5.7 million residents and a GDP of more than 170 billion euros, Lazio is the third most populated region of Italy, and has… [Read more]

Anagni24 photosAnguillara Sabazia82 photosAriccia5 photosArsoli32 photosArtena14 photosBagnoregio75 photosBolsena31 photosBomarzo92 photosCalcata106 photosCantalice52 photosCapodimonte48 photosCaprarola43 photosCervara di Roma60 photosCerveteri83 photosFarnese65 photosFossanova65 photosGaeta9 photosGenazzano20 photosGenzano di Roma587 photosGrottaferrata60 photosIsola Sacra12 photosLabro47 photosLadispoli51 photosLicenza19 photosMontecassino Abbey18 photosMontefiascone84 photosMost beautiful photos of Italy667 photosNorchia32 photosOasi di Ninfa32 photosOlevano Romano26 photosOstia Antica96 photosPatrica46 photosPonza223 photosPriverno12 photosRoccantica20 photosRocchette38 photosRome …2,321 photosSan Guiliano11 photosSan Vito Romano17 photosSanta Severa30 photosSperlonga46 photosSutri44 photosTarquinia36 photosTerracina57 photosTivoli152 photosToffia40 photosTolfa31 photosVentotene172 photosVigna di Valle131 photosViterbo44 photosVitorchiano118 photosVulci41 photos

Tuscany1,266 photos

Florence (235) Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower
FlorenceTuscany - Italy

Tuscany is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 km² and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Florence (Firenze). Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its… [Read more]

Alberese33 photosArezzo29 photosArtimino2 photosCapalbio49 photosCollodi45 photosCortona26 photosFlorence131 photosGarden of Tarot211 photosIsola del Giglio117 photosMonteriggioni18 photosMost beautiful photos of Italy667 photosPitigliano68 photosPrato86 photosSan Galgano44 photosSan Gimignano73 photosSant’Antimo104 photosSiena90 photosSorano30 photosSovana46 photosTuscan Landscapes18 photosVal d’Orcia22 photosVolterra24 photos

Umbria357 photos

Assisi (129)
AssisiUmbria - Italy

Umbria is a region of historic and modern central Italy. It is the only region having neither a coastline nor a common border with other countries; however, the region includes the Lake Trasimeno and is crossed by the Tiber River. The regional… [Read more]

Assisi31 photosCitta della Pieve40 photosCorciano21 photosFoligno25 photosLa Scarzuola12 photosMost beautiful photos of Italy667 photosNarni18 photosOrvieto58 photosPanicale44 photosPolino32 photosVallo di Nera76 photos

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Countries visited34,616 photos

Neuschwanstein Castle (160)
Neuschwanstein CastleBavaria - Germany

List of countries visited worldwide. [Read more]

Austria …16 photosBelgium …277 photosBhutan …255 photosCambodia …265 photosChina …284 photosFrance …2,568 photosGermany …4,302 photosGreece …1,630 photosIceland …194 photosIndia …3,871 photosItaly …14,018 photosJordan …184 photosKazakhstan …371 photosLaos …1,145 photosMyanmar …308 photosNepal …954 photosNetherlands …1,819 photosNorway …138 photosPeru …1,307 photosRussia …10 photosSuriname …35 photosUnited States …62 photosVatican City137 photosVietnam …240 photosYemen …226 photos
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