Travel photography: Italy 2017
October 29, 2017
If there is one important thing I have learned about summer holidays it's that they are best avoided during summertime. After various great experiences I can say now that the best possible time for a good summer vacation is in fact autumn. The simple reasons for that are mostly the mild but not burning hot temperatures (where you can actually do stuff outside during the day), the very moderate pricing and most of all: Tourists – or better, the lack thereof. Seriously, if you have the opportunity to pick a unconventional time for your holidays, go late.
With all that in mind I embarked on a trip to explore the southern regions of Italy, an endeavor I wanted to do for quite some time. Due to the close proximity to Austria I have been to Italy many times, but always in the north, so it was high time to see more of this captivating country.
Naples and the Amalfi Coast
Naples is the third largest city in Italy and a major economic center of the south. The whole city center is a UNESCO world heritage site.
The Vesuvius is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, due the very dense population around it. The last eruption happened in 1944.
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most famous coastlines in the world, and for good reason. Spectacular mountains with high cliffs mix with charming little towns, sandy beaches and turquoise blue water.
From the town of Bomerano the Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods) leads down nine kilometers to the town of Positano at the coast. The path offers a beautiful hike along a spectacular scenery.
Founded by the Romans in the 3rd century BC, the town of Matera has gained international fame for its ancient town, the "Sassi di Matera". The old town consists of a series of tightly packed dwellings that were amongst the very first ever human settlements on the Italian peninsula. The town is situated next to a rocky ravine known as "La Gravina".
Polignano A Mare and Ostuni
Other memorable places
I hope you enjoyed this short summary of my trip to Italy!
Thanks for reading!