The 10 Best natural wonders in Italy
From the thermal waters of Saturnia to Stairs of the Turks in Agrigento, Mount Etna and the Dolomites mountains, discover the best natural wonders of Italy.
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1. Fiordo di Furore
Furore - Campania
Fiordo di Furore is probably the Best Natural Wonder in Italy. It will blow up your Instagram account.
20 minutes from Positano and one hour and a half from Naples airport, this small secret beach is ranked among the Most Stunning Natural Landmarks to Visit in Italy; accessible via a winding road, it is a perfect place to mingle with locals or enjoy a quiet afternoon.
Park upstream and continue on the path on foot. You will access the beach via some stone steps.
Book your flights to Naples and your accommodation at the best price on the Amalfi Coast. We advise you to stay in Positano or Amalfi (20 min by car).
How to get there: Book your flights to Naples.
Where to stay: "Petrea Lifestyle Suite". Located 600 m from Positano Port.
2. Resia Lake
Reschensee or Lake Reschen is on the podium of the Most Incredible Natural Wonders in Italy.
This is an artificial lake in the western portion of South Tyrol, Italy, approximately 2 km south of the Reschen Pass, which forms the border with Austria, and 3 km east of the mountain ridge forming the border with Switzerland.
The lake is famous for the steeple of a submerged 14th-century church; when the water freezes, this can be reached on foot.
A legend says that during winter one can still hear church bells ring. In reality the bells were removed from the tower on July 18, 1950, a week before the demolition of the church nave and the creation of the lake.
How to get there: Book your flights to Innsbruck (Austria - 1h40) or Bolzano (Italy - 1h50 by car).
Where to stay: "Hotel Schloesschen am See". With panoramic views of the Mountains.
3. Elephant Rock
Castelsardo - Sardinia
You are on a road trip in Sardinia when suddenly an elephant appears on the roadside seemingly wanting to cross. The Elephant Rock "Roccia dell' Elefante" is one of the Best Natural Wonders in Italy. It is located in Castelsardo, north of the city of Sassari, an hour's drive from Alghero-Fertilia Airport.
Book your flights to Alghero-Fertilia Airport and accommodation at the best price as well as your tours and activities in Sardinia such as the "Wine Tour Experience from Cagliari to Sardinian Wineries".
How to get there: Book your flights to Alghero-Fertilia AIrport (1h by car).
Where to stay: "Bajaloglia Resort". Set on a hilltop overlooking the village of Castelsardo.
4. Stairs of the Turks
You will be dazzled by the beauty of these rock formations ranked among the Most Beautiful Natural Landmarks in Italy.
Located on the coast of Agrigento in Sicily,t his incredible site "Scala dei Turchi" is so named because Arab pirates used to shelter from the wind in the cavities of these rock formations.
They were not "Turkish" but Arab but the villagers have kept the name "Scala dei Turchi" to describe this beautiful place.
Book your flights to Palermo, 2 hours by car from Agrigento, as well as your accommodation at the best price and your tours and activities in Sicily such as a "Agrigento: cooking class at the Art Museum".
How to get there: Book your flights to Palermo (2h by car).
Where to stay: "Brio Bed & Breakfast". Situated in Agrigento.
5. Grotta Della Poesia - Roca Vecchia
Melendugno - Puglia
The caves of poetry, located 20 minutes from the city of Lecce in southern Italy, the heel of the boot, is one of the Natural Wonders of Italy.
Come and dive into the blue waters of this exceptional site.
Book your flights to Bari airport as well as your accommodation at the best price and your tours and activities in Puglia, such as a "Traditional home cooking class in Lecce with Dinner".
How to get there: Book your flights to Bari Airport.
Where to stay: "One of the top rated hotels by travellers to the area is the "Palazzo de Noha" in Lecce.
6. Marmore Waterfalls
The Falls of Marmore, one of the Best Natural Wonders in Italy, made by the roman consul Manlio Curio Dentato, 271 b.Ch. digging the canal, form which the falls originated, changed the entire ecosystem of the Valley of Rieti.
The Lake of Piediluco, the largest one, is very similar to an alpine lake, the other lakes are Ventina, Lungo and Ripasottile.
The whole territory of the destination, it is a unique heritage, characterized not only by high environmental quality and landscape.
How to get there: Book your flights to Rome (1h45 by car).
Where to stay: "Hotel Garden Terni". Surrounded by greenery.
7. Loreto Island - Lake Iseo
Lake Iseo is one of the best natural wonders in Italy. Located 2 hours from Milan airport, it is a perfect choice for travellers looking for a quiet stay, surrounded by nature, in an area known for its wines, truffles and wild asparagus.
Book your flights to Milan (1 hour 20 minutes) and cross Lake Iseo by boat and reach Peschiera from Sulzano (several crossings per day).
How to get there: Book your flights to Milan (1h20 by car).
Where to stay: "La Foresta Monteisola" is located on the peaceful shores of Monte Isola.
8. Mount Etna
Catania - Sicily
The highest active volcano in Europe is one of the Best Natural Wonders to Visit in Italy and is only a 50-minute drive from Catania Airport.
Mount Etna rises to 3300 metres and can erupt at any time.
How to get there: Book your flights to Catania Airport.
Where to stay: ""Villa Capo Grecale" with views of Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea.
9. Natural park "Tre Cime di Lavaredo"
At 3000 m altitude the "Tre Crime di Lavaredo" are one of the Best Natural Wonders in Italy.
30 minutes from the ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo and two hours by car from Venice airport, these peaks are one of the landmarks of the Dolomites.
You can discover these incredible landscapes by car, on foot or by bike.
For the bravest, book your flights to Venice and your rental car and accommodation at the best price and treat yourself to a week of trekking to discover one of the Most Stunning Natural Landmarks in Italy.
How to get there: Book your flights to Venice Airport (2h30 by car).
Where to stay: "Stabinger Hof". 3 Cime Dolomiti nearby.
Ranked among the best thermal destinations in Europe, Saturnia is also one of the Best Natural Wonders in Italy.
This beautiful Tuscan destination has been known since ancient times for the benefits of its thermal waters.
There are many private baths in Saturnia and you can enjoy the benefits of its thermal waters for free at different locations in Saturnia. This is the case for the "Cascata del Mulino" that you see in this picture.
Book your flights to Roma Fiumicino airport (2h by car) as well as your accommodation at the best price in Saturnia and your tours and activities in Tuscany, such as a "Pisa: Best Instagram Spots Guided Tour".
How to get there: Book your flights to Roma Fiumicino Airport( 2h by car).
Where to stay: Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at "Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort".
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