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|10 Jan|5 mins

Italy’s Most Instagrammable Places to Visit

Europe is calling your Insta feed…
Lucy E Cousins
10 Jan
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Sure, we could start this list with Venice at dusk, Florence from above and the whole of the Almalfi Coast (as well as Capri), but, to be honest, it’s hard to get the perfect Insta photo when you’re fighting hordes of tourists, buses and queues. So we thought we’d delve a little deeper into the beauty of Italy to bring you these five slightly lesser-known Instagrammable places to put on your bucket list.

Advice
|10 Jan|5 mins

Italy’s Most Instagrammable Places to Visit

Europe is calling your Insta feed…
Lucy E Cousins
10 Jan
Share:

Sure, we could start this list with Venice at dusk, Florence from above and the whole of the Almalfi Coast (as well as Capri), but, to be honest, it’s hard to get the perfect Insta photo when you’re fighting hordes of tourists, buses and queues. So we thought we’d delve a little deeper into the beauty of Italy to bring you these five slightly lesser-known Instagrammable places to put on your bucket list.

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Lake Garda
While most coach tours will swamp Lake Como in search of George Clooney’s mansion, savvy travellers will head over to Italy’s largest body of water, Lake Garda. Located in northern Italy, it’s known as ‘Lake Como, without the price tag’. You’ll find ancient Roman Villas, lakeside restaurants, jagged snow-capped mountains and beautiful historic villages. It’s got #beautifulitaly written all over it.

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Siena, Tuscany
Labeled by UNESCO as the ‘embodiment of a medieval city’, Siena is one of Italy’s most famous cities, yet you’ll find a quarter of the tourists here. From the cobbled historic town square lined with cafes to the beautifully preserved Gothic cathedral this small well-preserved medieval city looks just like it’s out of a movie. If you’re there on a Wednesday, don’t miss Tuscany’s largest food market near the old fortress.

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San Cassiano, The Dolomites
Many travellers often forget that Italy has its fair share of destinations for snow bunnies. One of the most beautiful is the small resort town of San Cassiano. Surrounded by the stunning Dolomite range and labeled a UNESCO heritage site, the town and nearby slopes are popular with Italians in both summer and winter; both seasons are equally enticing for Instagrammable views!

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Ostuni, Puglia
Known for white-washed village buildings and imposing hillside location, wandering about this labyrinthine city with glimpses of the Aegean sea below, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re in Greece. However, this tiny city with its attractive, winding streets and unchanging way of life is 100% Italian, right down to its home-cooked style food and locally produced wine.   

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Cinque Terre
Last but not least, the incredibly instagrammable Cinque Terre coast deserves a mention. Unfortunately you will have to contend with a fair load of tourists, though much less than the Amalfi Coast, but this stretch of coastal villages, clinging to the seaside cliffs is so stunning that you’ll want to stay for a month. The coastal hike between them has opened up again recently, and the views are insane. Hike one way and catch the train back. It’s one of Italy’s true gems.

Lucy E Cousins
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