Italy is one of the countries in Europe that is a favorite destination for tourists, both local and foreign. Not surprisingly, with a variety of Italian cuisine, it is like a culinary paradise for tourists. Apart from its culinary delights, Italy also turns out to be rich in natural attractions that are guaranteed to make anyone stunned and will not be bored with the scenery.
From Lago di Braises in South Tyrol to Castelluccio di Norcia in Umbria, all have breathtaking views. If you are a nature lover, the places below are perfect for you. Well, to find out more about natural tourist destinations in Italy, just take a look at the following summary.
- Lago di Braies, South Tyrol
Who is not fascinated by the view above? The photo above is a visualization of Lago di Braies or Lake Braies, which is located in South Tyrol, more precisely on Mount Dolomites. This lake has a very iconic and calming view, with a backdrop of majestic high mountains, a stretch of green pine forest, and a stretch of blue lake water.
As reported by Love Hard, Travel Often, because of its beauty, this lake is included in the UNESCO world heritage site as “The Pearl of the Dolomites”. The best time to visit this place is at sunrise and in the late afternoon when the place is not too crowded.
- Gran Paradiso National Park, Graian Alps
Gran Paradiso National Park or which in Indonesian means Gran Paradiso National Park is a national park in Italy located in the Graian Alps, near the Aosta valley. This national park that offers stunning views has been around since 1922 to protect the alpine ibex population from poaching.
In addition, this national park has an area of about 703 km². The name Gran Paradiso embedded in the name of this national park is taken from the name of the highest mountain in the area, namely Mount Gran Paradiso. To get the maximum panorama, you need to climb first.
- Lago di Garda, Northern Italy
Apart from Lake Braies, Italy also still has other lakes with no less beautiful views. One of them is Lake Garda, or what is known as Lago di Garda. This lake is located in Northern Italy. With an area of 369.98 km², Lake Garda is the largest lake in all of Italy.
With a thick Mediterranean atmosphere, this lake is a paradise for sailors and windsurfers. In this place, you will be presented with views of the majestic mountains and also stretches of rural buildings that also adorn the landscape. In addition, herbs such as olives, lemons, oranges, grapes, and truffles thrive in this place.
- Val d’Orcia, Tuscany
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see the portrait above? Looks like a painting, doesn’t it? The photo above shows a view of Val d’Orcia, a valley located in Tuscany, Italy. Not only the expanse of wheat fields and hills, but in this place, you can also enjoy the beauty of medieval castles, ancient villages, farmhouses, monasteries and temples, and much more.
If you want to get the sensation of a typical medieval tour, then this place is the perfect destination. Well, to get the maximum medieval sensation, you can take part in the Medieval Feast event at Bagno Vignoni. At this event, you will be presented with a variety of local products, games, and ancient performances which are certainly very interesting.
- Castelluccio di Norcia, Umbria
With fairy tale views, Castelluccio di Norcia is a hilltop settlement within the Monti Sibillini National Park, Umbria. As reported by Italy Magazine, this village is at an altitude of 1,452 meters above sea level.
Every year, from the end of May to July, a very charming natural phenomenon occurs, namely the blooming of wildflowers that grow in this place, such as lentils, daisies, orchids, and many more. When viewed from afar, this colorful flower bed will look like a giant colorful carpet.
The portraits of Italy’s natural attractions above are very enchanting, right? Well, after reading the summary, don’t forget to add the five places above to your bucket list, OK?