Discover Italy’s Picture Perfect Sunsets
Whether you’re a professional photographer, a budding amateur, or just someone who loves taking a good photo, there is nothing more majestic and beautiful than capturing that perfect scene when the setting sun is cascading over the horizon. And travelling across the world, there are few destinations that provide more beautiful and historic landscapes than Italy, with its rolling vineyards, its rocky coastal cliffs, and its ancient building and monuments. So here are some of the best destinations that Italy hast to offer travelers who after some scenic sunset photos.
The Tuscan hills that surround the regions capital of Florence are some of most idyllic pastoral landscapes of Italy, featuring gently undulating green hills and valleys that are known for their Chianti grapes. The city of Florence itself, with the River Arno weaving through and some the most famous Renaissance architecture in the world—the Duomo of Florence, the Ponte Vecchio—makes for a perfect opportunity to frame one of the richest cultural cities in the world.
What Tuscany and Florence have in rich green land, Venice has in sparkling blue waters, and every corner your turn in this historic maritime city will feel like its begging to be photographed. With landmarks like, The Rialto Bridge, Saint Mark’s Basilica, the Grand Canal, one could get lost for a year in Venice and feel like you’d not once come across the same lighting and setting twice. After visiting in the pristine summer months, you might consider booking flights to Venice in winter, as the mists turn the town into a ghostly and haunting canvas.
The beautiful port cities of Syracuse and Palermo provide inspiring backdrops for a photographer, with an eclectic mix of colours from pastels to terra-cotta standing alongside the mouth of azure bays. The interior of the island provides a dramatic change, with the massive and snow-capped Mount Etna towering over the hilly and rugged landscape, all of which make for the most vivid and dramatic sunsets.
The rich blue waters of Lake Como sit nestled beneath the jagged and snowy peaks of the Grigna Mountains, whose glacial run-off feeds the lake. This long and narrow lake provides expansive views at all times of the day, but they become increasingly serene as the setting sun’s reflection falls across the rippling waters.
This region of Italy is known for its sunny weather, its unspoiled beaches, and quaint towns. And being the “heel” of Italy’s boot, it juts out into the Mediterranean, providing the type of dramatic rocky coastal views that you will remind you of the glossy pages of a magazine. A visit to Puglia’s western coast will also feature beautiful sunsets over the Mediterranean with views of Calabria in the distance. From mountainous peaks and valley lakes to sea-side vistas and pastoral hills, Italy has enough land and cityscape views to fill the memory cards of any photographer.
Posted on: July 15, 2015