Bright, colorful and never the same, Italy is the country without which modern European civilization would be very different. It seems that almost everything we know and love came from here: paintings, architecture, music, food — to name just a few. The bar was set high in ancient Rome, and it has remained there ever since.
What else could you do if your vineyards offered stunning views of the Alps, or if the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea were splashing at your feet? Whether you like it or not, you simply had to become Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Vivaldi, Puccini. Or at the very least, a decent master chef. And keep making this magnificent land proud.
The Grand Canal in Venice
© Danil Korzhonov
Hills around the town of Pienza
© Jonas Lavoie-Levesque
View of Manarola
A farm in Trentino Alto Adige
A sunflower field
A poppy field near Castiglione d’Orcia
The coast of the Isle of Capri
Karst caves in the Natural Regional Park of Gola della Rossa and Frasassi
Grotta dello Smeraldo
The Carnival of Venice
The town of Sant’Agata de’ Goti, Province of Benevento, in the Italian region of Campania
© Tiago Gerken
Castle Brunnenburg, North Italy
The Appennine Colossus, Villa Demidoff
Fancy a ride?
By the sea
© Sebastian Wahlhuetter
The Highline Festival in Monte Piana
© Francesco Tonelli