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Italy Photos

A Look at Popular Italian Cities and Sights

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Italy is a very picturesque country and its cities and destinations are filled with things to see. Click on the link above each photo to see more pictures of the city or destination. Use these galleries to plan your vacation or just to do some armchair traveling.

Rome

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© by James Martin, Europe Travel

Rome, the eternal city, is top on the list of Italian travel destinations. Enjoy a look at Rome from ancient sites to lavish fountains and modern monuments in this Rome picture gallery.

Rome: What to See | Where to Stay

Venice

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© by Martha Bakerjian, licensed to About.com

Venice is one of Italy's most romantic and picturesque cities and a top travel destination. Enjoy a virtual look at Venice with this photo gallery.

Venice: What to See | Where to Stay

Florence

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© by Martha Bakerjian, licensed to About.com

Florence is often described as a living museum because of its many Renaissance monuments. In this photo album we feature Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, and Boboli Gardens as well as views, streets, and cows.

Florence: What to See | Where to Stay

Lake Como

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© by Martha Bakerjian, licensed to About.com

Lake Como is one of the most beautiful and popular Italian lakes. You'll see views of the lake and the town of Como in this photo gallery.

Lake Como: Where to Go | Top Hotels

Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre are five picturesque villages on the northwest coast of Italy. Popular hiking trails connect the villages but they can also be reached by train or ferry. The car-free centers are especially beautiful at night when most of the tourists have left.

Cinque Terre: Visitor Information | Hiking Trails

Portofino

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© by Martha Bakerjian, licensed to About.com

Portofino is one of the most popular spots on the Italian Riviera. Pastel-colored houses line its half-moon shaped bay and the harbor is full of yachts and sail boats.

Portofino: Travel Guide | Hotels

Capri Island

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© by Martha Bakerjian, licensed to About.com

Capri is an enchating island in the Bay of Naples off the Amalfi Coast. It's been a top travel destination since Roman times and is still one of the Mediterranean's must-see places. In this gallery you'll see the famous faraglioni rock formatoins and Blue Grotto entrance as well as other places to visit and views of the harbors.

Capri: Travel Guide | Where to Stay

Saint Peter's Basilica

© by James Martin, Europe Travel

Saint Peter's Basilica and Square, in Vatican City, is a top destination for visitors to Rome. Here are photos of the square, Basilica, and the Swiss Guards.

Vatican City: Visitor Information | Places to Stay Nearby

Hill Towns of Tuscany

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© by Martha Bakerjian, licensed to About.com

Tuscany's hill towns make this central Italian region very popular. In this photo album you'll see pictures of top Tuscan hill towns such as Cortona and San Gimignano as well as a few lesser known towns. We've also included the popular cities of Pisa and Lucca even though they're not really hill towns.

Tuscany: Where to Go | Where to Stay

Italian Cities from on High

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© by James Martin, Europe Travel

For magnificent views of Italian cities you can often climb the steps of a tower or cathedral. In these galleries you'll see photos of cities taken from above.

Italian Cities: Top Cities to Visit | Smaller Cities

Videos of Italian Cities

Take a virtual look at top Italian cities and get useful travel tips with these videos.
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