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Best natural wonders in Italy

Best natural wonders in Italy

Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. It was also one of the most powerful and richest for centuries which partly explains the beauty of cities like Milan, Rome, Florence. Such beauty is not just the work of patrons and it seems that Mother Nature has decided to give this country some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. From the thermal waters of Saturnia to Stairs of the Turks in Agrigento, Mount Etna and the Dolomites mountains, discover the best natural wonders of Italy.

 

Book your flights and hotel at the best price guaranteed as well as your tours and activities in Italy. Reconnect with nature and get ready to be dazzled.

 


Best natural wonders in Italy - Castelsardo Elephant Rock copyright  Francesco Cantone - European Best Destinations
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Elephant Rock

Castelsardo  - Sardinia

You are on a road trip in Sardinia when suddenly an elephant appears on the roadside seemingly wanting to cross. The Elephant Rock "Roccia dell' Elefante" is located in Castelsardo, north of the city of Sassari, an hour's drive from Alghero-Fertilia Airport.

 

How to get there? Book your flights to Alghero-Fertilia Airport and accommodation at the best price as well as your tours and activities in Sardinia such as the "Wine Tour Experience from Cagliari to Sardinian Wineries".

 


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Stairs of the Turks

Agrigento

You will be dazzled by the beauty of these rock formations located on the coast of Agrigento in Sicily. This incredible site "Scala dei Turchi" is so named because Arab pirates used to shelter from the wind in the cavities of these rock formations. They were not "Turkish" but Arab but the villagers have kept the name "Scala dei Turchi" to describe this beautiful place.

 

How to get there? Book your flights to Palermo, 2 hours by car from Agrigento, as well as your accommodation at the best price guaranteed and your tours and activities in Sicily such as a "Agrigento: cooking class at the Art Museum".

 


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Resia Lake

South Tirol

"Reschensee or Lake Reschen is an artificial lake in the western portion of South Tyrol, Italy, approximately 2 km south of the Reschen Pass, which forms the border with Austria, and 3 km east of the mountain ridge forming the border with Switzerland.

 

The lake is famous for the steeple of a submerged 14th-century church; when the water freezes, this can be reached on foot. A legend says that during winter one can still hear church bells ring. In reality the bells were removed from the tower on July 18, 1950, a week before the demolition of the church nave and the creation of the lake. (©CC).

 


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Grotta della poesia - Roca Vecchia

Melendugno - Puglia

The caves of poetry, located 20 minutes from the city of Lecce in southern Italy, the heel of the boot, is one of the natural wonders of Italy. Come and dive into the blue waters of this exceptional site.

 

How to get there? Book your flights to Bari airport as well as your accommodation at the best price and your tours and activities in Puglia, such as a "Traditional home cooking class in Lecce with Dinner".

 

Where to stay? One of the top rated hotels by travellers to the area is the "Palazzo de Noha" in Lecce.

 


Best natural treasures in Italy - Waterfalls copyright Stefano Terrinoni - European Best Destinations
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Marmore Waterfalls

Terni

The Falls of Marmore, made by the roman consul Manlio Curio Dentato, 271 b.Ch. digging the canal, form which the falls originated, changed the entire ecosystem of the Valley of Rieti. The Lake of Piediluco, the largest one, is very similar to an alpine lake, the other lakes are Ventina, Lungo and Ripasottile.

 

The whole territory of the destination, it is a unique heritage, characterized not only by high environmental quality and landscape but also by cultural resources, archaeological sites of great value, with interesting villages and art in all its forms, is a perfect place for water and winter sports, from hiking to biking and skiing. The last stretch of the Route named La Via di Francesco, passes by the Falls and enters the Lazio at the Lake of Piediluco.

 


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Fiordo di Furore

Furore - Campania

Fiordo di Furore will blow up your Instagram account. 20 minutes from Positano and one hour and a half from Naples airport, this small secret beach is ranked among the best natural wonders in Italy; accessible via a winding road, it is a perfect place to mingle with locals or enjoy a quiet afternoon.

 

How to get there? Park upstream and continue on the path on foot. You will access the beach via some stone steps. Book your flights to Naples and your accommodation at the best price on the Amalfi Coast. We advise you to stay in Positano or Amalfi (20 min by car). 

 


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Loreto Island - Lake Iseo

Lombardia

Lake Iseo is one of the best natural wonders in Italy. Located 2 hours from Milan airport, it is a perfect choice for travellers looking for a quiet stay, surrounded by nature, in an area known for its wines, truffles and wild asparagus.

 

Located between the lakes of Como and Garda, it is a place to discover without delay. You can stay in Monte Isola, one of the most romantic destinations in Europe. You will wake up surrounded by hills in the heart of Lombardy. It is perfect for lovers of hiking, gastronomy, nature, wine and relaxation.

 

 

How to get there? book your flights to Milan (1 hour 20 minutes) and cross Lake Iseo by boat and reach Peschiera from Sulzano (several crossings per day).

 

Where to stay? 'La Foresta Monteisola' is located on the peaceful shores of Monte Isola.

 


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Mount Etna

Catania - Sicily

The highest active volcano in Europe is in Sicily, a 50-minute drive from Catania Airport. Mount Etna rises to 3300 metres and can erupt at any time.

 

How to get there? Book your flights to Catania as well as your tours and activities do such as the "Mount Etna Summit and Crater Trek" and your accommodation at the best price.

 

Where to stay? We recommend staying at the "Villa Capo Grecale" with views of Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea.

 


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Natural park "Tre Cime di Lavaredo"

Dolomites

At 3000 m altitude the "Tre Crime di Lavaredo" are one of the highlights of the Italian Alps. 30 minutes from the ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo and two hours by car from Venice airport, these peaks are one of the landmarks of the Dolomites. You can discover these incredible landscapes by car, on foot or by bike.

 

If you are a homebody, you get a chance to watch them on TV every year as the Italian Cycling Tour passes by. For the bravest, book your flights to Venice and your rental car and accommodation at the best price and treat yourself to a week of trekking in one of the most beautiful regions of Italy.

 


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Saturnia

Tuscany

Ranked among the best thermal destinations in Europe, Saturnia is also one of the best hidden gems of Italy. This beautiful Tuscan destination has been known since ancient times for the benefits of its thermal waters.

 

There are many private baths in Saturnia and you can enjoy the benefits of its thermal waters for free at different locations in Saturnia. This is the case for the "Cascata del Mulino" that you see in this picture.

 

How to get there? Book your flights to Roma Fiumicino airport (2h by car) as well as your hotel at the best price in Saturnia and your tours and activities in Tuscany, such as a "Pisa: Best Instagram Spots Guided Tour".

 

Where to stay? Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at "Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort".

 


 

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