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Road Trips: Lake Como – Northern Italy (Video)

Lake Como, in Northern Italy’s Lombardy region, is an upscale resort area known for its dramatic scenery, set against the foothills of the Alps. The lake is shaped like an upside-down Y, with three slender branches that meet at the resort town of Bellagio. At the bottom of the southwest branch lies the city of Como, home to Renaissance architecture and a funicular that travels up to the mountain town of Brunate.

Aerial Views: ‘Lucca’ – Tuscany, Italy (4K Video)

Lucca is a city on the Serchio river in Italy’s Tuscany region. It’s known for the well-preserved Renaissance walls encircling its historic city center and its cobblestone streets. Broad, tree-lined pathways along the tops of these massive 16th- and 17th-century ramparts are popular for strolling and cycling. Casa di Puccini, where the great opera composer was born, is now a house museum.

Bike Tours: ‘Lucca – Northern Italy (4K Video)

Lucca is a city on the Serchio river in Italy’s Tuscany region. It’s known for the well-preserved Renaissance walls encircling its historic city center and its cobblestone streets. Broad, tree-lined pathways along the tops of these massive 16th- and 17th-century ramparts are popular for strolling and cycling. Casa di Puccini, where the great opera composer was born, is now a house museum.

Lakefront Villa Tours: Lake Iseo, Lombardy, Italy

On the shores of Lake Iseo, at the foot of the Alps and right in front of Monte Isola, 16th-century manor villa with botanic park. The building, over 1,500 sqm, is the typical noble villa with ample frescoed halls, huge windows and direct view over the lake.

With a total of 9 bedrooms (and the possibility of creating more) the property is well suited both as a private residence and as an accommodation business.

The botanic garden, a masterwork by the biologist Fenaroli who here experimented if it was possible to cultivate kiwi in Italy, covers 2.1 hectares and is home to peculiar and exotic plants.

Lake Iseo or Iseo lake, also known as Sebino, is the fourth largest lake in Lombardy, Italy, fed by the Oglio river. It is in the north of the country in the Val Camonica area, near the cities of Brescia and Bergamo. The lake is almost equally divided between the Provinces of Bergamo and Brescia. 

Walks: Soprabolzano – Northern Italy (Video)

Soprabolzano, belonging to the municipality of Renon, is located on the high plateau extending above the provincial capital, at an altitude of 1,221 m asl.

In order to reach Soprabolzano you can take the modern cableway starting from Bolzano, which is by the way not only a comfortable, but also a very fast means of transport. Originally this cableway used to be a rack railway, in 1966 it was replaced by a cableway that used to be in operation until 2007. After a construction period of 2 years, the 4,560 m long 3-S cableway was put into operation, transporting people from Bolzano to Soprabolzano. From Soprabolzano to Collalbo, however, still today the historical train is operating.

Aerial Views: Florence – Northern Italy (4K Video)

Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell’Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”

City Views: ‘Vigevano – Northern Italy’ (4K)

Vigevano is a town near Milan, in northern Italy. It’s known for the portico-lined Piazza Ducale, dating from 1492. A staircase under the Torre del Bramante tower gives access to the courtyard of Castello Sforzesco. The vast castle houses several museums, including the Leonardiana, with reproductions of works by Leonardo da Vinci. The town’s renowned shoemaking history is highlighted at the Museo della Calzatura. 

Aerial Views: Lake Como – Northern Italy (4K video)

Como is a city at the southern tip of Lake Como in northern Italy. It’s known for the Gothic Como Cathedral, a scenic funicular railway and a waterfront promenade. The Museo Didattico della Seta traces the history of Como’s silk industry, while the Tempio Voltiano museum is dedicated to Italian physicist Alessandro Volta. Just north are the lakeside gardens of the palatial Villa Olmo, as well as other stately villas. 

Cinematic Views: ‘Bergamo – Northern Italy’ (Video)

Bergamo is an Italian city northeast of Milan, in the Lombardy region. Its older upper district, called Città Alta, is characterized by cobblestone streets, encircled by Venetian walls and accessible by funicular. It’s home to the Duomo di Bergamo, the city cathedral. Also here are the Romanesque Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and the grand Cappella Colleoni, a chapel with 18th-century frescoes by Tiepolo. 

Villa Views: ‘Menaggio – Lake Como, Italy’ (Video)

Astonishing villa in Menaggio, one of the beautiful town on Lake Como.

Menaggio is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra. Menaggio has three frazioni: Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.