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Island View: Capri – Marina Grande To Marina Piccola

Capri, an island in Italy’s Bay of Naples, is famed for its rugged landscape, upscale hotels and shopping, from designer fashions to limoncello and handmade leather sandals. One of its best-known natural sites is the Blue Grotto, a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue, the result of sunlight passing through an underwater cave. In summer, Capri’s dramatic, cove-studded coastline draws many yachts.

Video timeline: 0:00 Drone intro and Map 1:11 Marina Grande 19:33 Funicolare 21:06 Capri Town 23:23 La Piazzetta 30:35 Via Padre Serafino Cimmino 33:04 Church of SS. Salvatore and Santa Teresa 38:50 Via Roma 42:48 la Piazzetta 44:03 La Parisienne Clothing Store 48:51 Church of Santo Stefano 56:24 Via Vittorio Emanuele 1:01:32 Grand Hotel Quisisana 1:04:54 Hotel Luna 1:14:29 Carthusia Perfume Shop 1:20:21 Garden of Augustus 1:35:33 Charterhouse of St. Giacomo 1:54:23 Via Camerelle 2:02:37 Via Tragara 2:10:20 Belvedere Tragara 2:20:06 Faraglioni 2:34:10 Via Pizzolungo 2:53:03 Grotta di Matromania 3:01:36 Arco Naturale 3:10:29 Via Matromania 3:20:11 Via Croce 3:28:54 Piazzetta di Capri 3:37:00 Souvenir Shop 3:38:02 Via Roma 3:46:16 Via Mulo 3:56:02 Marina Piccola

Aerial Views: Island Of Sardinia, Italy (4K Video)

Sardinia is a large Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea. It has nearly 2,000km of coastline, sandy beaches and a mountainous interior crossed with hiking trails. Its rugged landscape is dotted with thousands of nuraghi – mysterious Bronze Age stone ruins shaped like beehives. One of the largest and oldest nuraghi is Su Nuraxi in Barumini, dating to 1500 B.C. 

Walking Tour: Anacapri – Island Of Capri, Italy (4K)

Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Anacapri is located higher on the island than Capri, about 150 m higher on average — the Ancient Greek prefix ana- meaning “up” or “above”. Administratively, it maintains a separate status from the city of Capri.

Views: Panarea – Aeolian Islands In Italy (4K Video)

Island of Panarea, Aeolian archipelago, a few miles north of the northern coast of Sicily. Let’s go to the discovery of another Aeolian pearl, the oldest, famous for the beauty of its landscapes, for the purity of its waters and for the elegance of the urban area.

Inhabited since prehistoric times, as shown by the spectacular ruins of the Neolithic village of Capo Milazzese, the island is at the center of a small archipelago in the archipelago, surrounded by the uninhabited Basiluzzo and numerous smaller islets (Dattilo, Lisca Bianca, Lisca Nera, Formiche, etc), sometimes little more than rocky stacks whose view nevertheless characterizes the marine panorama. Just look out from the terrace of the church of San Pietro to realize it.

Aerial Views: The Rocky Coastlines Of ‘Sardinia’

Sardinia is a large Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea. It has nearly 2,000km of coastline, sandy beaches and a mountainous interior crossed with hiking trails. Its rugged landscape is dotted with thousands of nuraghi – mysterious Bronze Age stone ruins shaped like beehives. One of the largest and oldest nuraghi is Su Nuraxi in Barumini, dating to 1500 B.C.

Great Train Journeys: ‘Palermo To Mount Etna’ In Sicily, Italy (BBC Video)

Michael Portillo’s 1936 Bradshaw’s Guide brings him to the Italian ‘treasure island’ of Sicily, full of natural beauty and ‘scenery of the greatest charm’. But the interwar guide book also tells Michael that the head of government in Italy is the fascist leader Signor Benito Mussolini.

On a railway journey from the capital, Palermo, through the ancient town of Agrigento and the port of Siracusa, to Europe’s largest volcano, Mount Etna, Michael explores Sicilian life under the dictatorship. Michael finds out how the dictator took on the mafia and asks whether it is true that under Mussolini, the trains ran on time. In Palermo, Michael takes in the art and architecture of the futurists and feasts on a Sicilian speciality – spaghetti and sardines – in the city’s Ballaro street market. In the Capo district, Michael learns how the island’s distinctive puppets are made and is enchanted to see them in action.

Among the spectacular ancient Greek and Roman temples of Agrigento, Michael hears of the passionate ten-year search by a British archaeologist at the time of his guide for a long-lost ancient Greek theatre. The drama of the interwar period comes to life in front of Michael’s eyes as he joins six characters in search of an author at the Teatro Pirandello.

Michael takes the helm to explore the port of Siracusa by boat before visiting a controversial monument, which depicts a dark chapter in Italian history. He concludes his Sicilian journey on the circular railway around Mount Etna, aboard the sleek, futurist-inspired train inaugurated by Mussolini in 1937 – La Littorina.