Bucket List of 6 Amazing Northern Italy Views

Most of my time in Northern Italy was spent with my jaw dropped, nearly to the ground. There may have even been some dribbles of drool on my chin. There were stunning views everywhere.

It’s hard to narrow it down, but these are my favorite six:

1. Tuscan Countryside from Orvieto in Northern Italy
Just about any quaint town in Tuscany that is located on the tippy top of the hill will have this view. Bummer.
Northern Italy Tuscan View

2. Rooftops from San Gimignano, Italy
Even the tiled rooftops in the quaint Northern Italy town of San Gimignano are Italian masterpieces.
Northern Italy Rooftops

3. Ponte Vecchio from a side street
Ponte Vecchio is the “Old Bridge” that spans over the Arno River. My favorite view of it was simply from a Northern Italy side street.
Ponte Vecchio in Florence Italy

4. Florence from the top of the Duomo
After the adventure of scaling the 483 stairs of the Dumo in Florence, you will be rewarded with this stunning view.
Duomo in Florence

5. Venice from the Valporetto
The first thing we did after arriving in Venice was hop on the #1 Valporetto. This waterbus hits every station along the Venice canal and is a fabulous way to tour the waterway.
Venice Canal

6. Vernazza from the top of a Stairwell
There are spiraling, stone staircases throughout all the charming Northern Italy Cinque Terre towns. Climbing this one in Vernazza gave me a glimpse of the colorful homes and boats below.
Vernazza in Northern Italy

What’s your favorite Northern Italy view? Have you seen any of these views?


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2018-12-21T17:23:11+00:00February 6th, 2012|Categories: BUCKET LISTS, Europe, Italy, TRAVEL|Tags: , |

15 Comments

  1. John February 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Instead of the Duomo, I climbed the campanile opposite of it. I reasoned that having the Duomo in the foreground of my view would make it that much more spectacular. I was half-right; the duomo as the foreground was spectacular, but it's SO huge that it pretty much took up the entire view of the city!

    • Annette White February 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm - Reply

      I wish I would have done that one also, so I could have taken a photo of both views. I bet both views would be stunning.

  2. Krista February 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    What stunning views! I love Italy so much. 🙂 It seems that no matter where you stand there is something gorgeous or ancient or just plain interesting. 🙂

    • Annette White February 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm - Reply

      So true. There are so many photo opportunities!

  3. Lizzy Bradbury February 7, 2012 at 2:33 am - Reply

    Stunning views! 

  4. Anita Mac February 7, 2012 at 5:47 am - Reply

    Stunning in right – oh how I can't wait to get out there!  Love the first photo – what a quaint house with a gorgeous view – I would never want to leave home!

    • Annette White February 7, 2012 at 8:21 am - Reply

      I know! I’d sit by my window all day and just stare at the countryside 🙂

  5. Dane February 7, 2012 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Oh geez, i was there this summer for a few weeks and i have to say that italy (even northern inland) is easily amongst the most beautiful places in the uni.  nice snaps!

    • Annette White February 7, 2012 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      It is so dang pretty!

  6. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures February 7, 2012 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Take me back to Italy NOW!!!!!

    • Annette White February 7, 2012 at 6:35 pm - Reply

      I know!!!

  7. Andrea February 8, 2012 at 9:00 am - Reply

    I love all those views! Northern Italy is amazing. I was in Orvieto and Florence last year and just loved it. 

    • Annette White February 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      Both of those were amongst my favorites too.

  8. Megan February 10, 2012 at 4:08 am - Reply

    this is wonderful! im heading to northern italy next month through april and im looking for some great and beautiful views! ive only been to rome…so this will be a welcomed change!!! happy weekend!
     

    • Annette White February 10, 2012 at 8:01 am - Reply

      You won’t be disappointed! Beautiful views are in abundance in Northern Italy. Have a great trip 🙂

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