Tag Archives: Coastal Italy

Walking Tour: Otranto In Apulia, Southern Italy (4K)

Otranto is a coastal town in southern Italy’s Apulia region. It’s home to the 15th-century Aragonese Castle and 11th-century Otranto Cathedral, with a rose window and ornate mosaic flooring. At the harbor, Torre Matta tower has sweeping sea views. Nearby beaches include the popular Alimini Beach. Inland are 2 lakes: the saltwater Alimini Grande and spring-fed Alimini Piccolo. South is the Punta Palascìa lighthouse. 

Video timeline: 0:00 Drone intro and Map 1:29 Port of Otranto 4:31 Aragonese Castle 6:15 Via Immacolata 10:08 Seafront of Heros 25:10 Porta Terra 26:00 Porta Alfonsina 28:38 Cathedral of Saint Mary 34:39 Aragonese Castle 37:40 Walking on City Walls 47:46 Seafront of Heros 51:55 Beach of Otranto 56:36 Albi Beach

Walks: Positano On The Amalfi Coast In Italy (4K)

Positano is a cliffside village on southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast. It’s a well-known holiday destination with a pebble beachfront and steep, narrow streets lined with boutiques and cafes. Its Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta features a majolica-tiled dome and a 13th-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary. The Sentiero degli Dei hiking trail links Positano to other coastal towns. 

Walking Tour: Terracina – Southeastern Italy (4K)

Terracina is an Italian city and comune of the province of Latina, located on the coast 56 km southeast of Rome on the Via Appia. The site has been continuously occupied since antiquity. 

Video timeline: 0:00 – [Drone intro] 3:00 – [Walking tour begins / Roman Gate] 4:00 – [Via Villa Franca] 10:45 – [Church of the souls of Purgatory☀️] 12:30 – […walking continues…] 16:30 – [Corso Garibaldi] 23:00 – [Church of St.John☀️] 23:40 – [Brief History☀️] 30:00 – [Panorama on the coast] 31:00 – […walking continues…] 32:30 – [Brief history of the walls☀️] 34:00 – […walking continues…] 35:34 – [“New Gate”] 38:50 – [Roman “Capitolium”☀️] 41:00 – [Traces of the structure of an ancient Roman Temple – now the Cathedral of Terracina] 43:00 – [Via Garibaldi and narrow alleys nearby] 50:00 – [Piazza Cancelli and “Patrician Houses”☀️] 53:00 – [Piazza Tasso / Braschi Palace 18th century] 58:45 – [Roman amphitheatre☀️] 1:04:30 – [Roman arch with 4 faces] 1:06:30 – [Emilian Forum☀️] 1:09:29 – [Cathedral of Terracina – *tour inside*☀️] 1:11:30 – [Procession in front of the Church] 1:13:30 – [Church refectory and roman ruins] 1:16:11 – [Town Hall and Civic Museum of Terracina] 1:18:00 – [Via Annunziata] 1:19:30 – [St.Domitilla Square] 1:22:00 – [Climbing up…] 1:23:00 – [Tower of the Aqueduct] 1:24:00 – […walking continues…] 1:26:30 – [Roman Amphitheatre]

Walking Tour: Pesaro – Northeastern Italy (4K)

Pesaro is a town on Italy’s Adriatic coast. Near the grand Piazza del Popolo, Casa Rossini is the birthplace of the 19th-century opera composer Gioachino Rossini, and features prints, sheet music and multimedia displays. The Civic Museums within Mosca Palace house Renaissance paintings and a large collection of ceramics. Northwest, Mount San Bartolo Natural Park has trails and sweeping vistas of the Adriatic Sea.

Walking Tours: Amalfi – Southwest Coast Of Italy

Amalfi is a town in a dramatic natural setting below steep cliffs on Italy’s southwest coast. Between the 9th and 11th centuries, it was the seat of a powerful maritime republic. The Arab-Norman Sant’Andrea cathedral at the heart of town, with its striped Byzantine facade, survives from this era. The Museo Arsenale Amalfi is a medieval shipyard-turned-exhibition space. 

Walking Tours: ‘Manarola – Cinque Terre, Italy’ (4K)

Manarola is a small town, a frazione of the comune of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. It is the second-smallest of the famous Cinque Terre towns frequented by tourists, with a population of 353.

The origin of the village is linked to the need of the populations who lived on the Gulf of Gaeta to move to new settlements in a protected position on the surrounding hills, to defend against Saracen raids. Maranola is mentioned for the first time in 1029 and again in 1045, when it is indicated as castrum, a place fortified with walls and towers. In 1041 the existence of a “via carraria de Maranola” is also attested. Under the Caetani a new wall with three towers was then built, the only access to which was the so-called “ravellino”, demolished at the end of the 19th century. The village was placed under siege in 1347 by Nicola Caetani as part of the clashes conducted to regain Mola, Castellone and Traetto. His son, Onorato I Caetani, had a castle built there which took from him the name of “Castello Onorato”. In April 1400 it was besieged by the troops of Ladislao I of Naples. In the 15th century it had the status of a *university* and the statute states that it included the hamlets of Mamurrano, Ponzanello and Trivio in its territory. In 1414 the property was sold to Pietro Origlia, count of Caiazzo, but Cristoforo Caetani took it back by force. In 1428 it became an autonomous municipality together with a quarter of the territory of Maranola. In 1491 it was in possession of Caterina Pignatelli, in 1504 by Prospero Colonna and in 1691 it passed to the Carafa, who kept it until the abolition of feudalism in 1806.

Travel: ‘Italy – Cities And Landmarks’ (8K UHD Video)

Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

Aerial Travel: ‘Amalfi Coast – Italy’ (Video)

Amalfi Coast from above, Italy. Summer 2020.

The Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region. It’s a popular holiday destination, with sheer cliffs and a rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel-colored fishing villages. The coastal road between the port city of Salerno and clifftop Sorrento winds past grand villas, terraced vineyards and cliffside lemon groves. 

Walking Tours: ‘Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy’ (Video)

This walk was filmed on August 5th, 2020 starting at 12:00pm. Vernazza is the 4th town of the Cinque Terre when hiking from Riomaggiore up to Monterosso. This was by far my favorite town of the Cinque Terre.

Vernazza is one of the 5 centuries-old villages that make up the Cinque Terre, on northwest Italy’s rugged Ligurian coast. Colorful houses surround its small marina. The Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church has a bell tower topped by an elegant cupola. Clinging to the rocks, Doria Castle is a medieval defensive structure with a cylindrical tower. The Belforte bastion is just below it.