Aerial Tour of Milan
Milan is the largest city in northern Italy and the second largest overall after Rome. Milan is the capital of Lombardy, the region which is home to about one in six Italians and consistently has been the dynamo of the Italian economy. While Rome is Italy's political and cultural capital, Milan is its business annd financial capital. Electriclife treats us to this stunning aerial overview of Milano, including footage of La Scala di Milano, the Unicredit Tower, Citylife Milano, and more.
Lombardy's Famed Lake Como
Lake Como is Italy's third largest but best known lake. It is situated in the Lombardy region in the northern part of the country, near the Swiss border. This deep (max depth of 400 meters or 1.3k ft.), glacial lake in the foothills of the Italian Alps has been a favored getaway for wealthy travelers since Roman times. Contributor Yoelkamara flew a DJI Mavic Pro drone over Lake Como, creating this marvelous aerial look of this stunning alpine body of water, one of the most iconic sites in Italy.
The Stunning Carmonica Valley
Mark59 created this stunning drone video of Valle Camonica, a long alpine valley in Italy's northern Lombardy region. While its natural Italian Alps scenery is spectacular, the valley is also home to a complex of ancient rock drawings. These archaelogical sites, which were created by a group of pre-Bronze Age natives called the Camunni, represent the largest related group of stone carvings in the world.
Garda: Italy's Largest Lake
Lake Garda is Italy's largest lake. It's situated on the border betwen Italy's Piedmont and Lombardy regions, near the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains (part of the Alps system). It has a surface area of almost 370 square km (just over 140 square mi.) and it's over 50 km (32 mi.) long. The lake has been the scene of many important events in Italian history, including a naval battle between Italian and Austrian forces during the Third Italian War of Independence in 1866.
Monastery Near Pavia
Top contributor Electriclife used a Zenmuse X7 camera mounted to a DJI Inspire 2 drone to make this spectacular video of the Certosa di Pavia, a monastery northern Italy's Lombardy region. It lies near the town of Pavia. The monastery was built over a hundred year period roughly coinciding with the 15th century. It was commissioned by a nobleman from Milan, which lies a short distance to its north. Among other distinctions, the Certosa di Pavia is one of Italy's largest monasteries.
San Marco Pass
Top contributor ElectricLife used a Zenmure X7 camera mounted to a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this spectacular aerial video of San Marco Pass in the mountains of Norhern Italy. The pass, which connects two valleys of the Bergamo Alps sub-range, is situated just a bit to the east of the famed Lake Como in the country's Lombardy region. Shot on a clear day, the video shows the pass's main road, one of Italy's famed alpine roads.
Lakes of Northern Italy
The lakes of Lombardy in Northern Italy are something to see. Thanks for this video by Eric Bartolo, you can see a few without having to travel to each of them yourself! This video features Lago di Pusiano in Brianza; Trentino's Lago di Tenno; Sebino, the fourth largest lake in Lombardy; Lake Grada, known for its crystal clear waters; Lago di Ledro, one of the cleanest lakes in the area; the glacial lake that sits between Switzerland and Italy, Lake Lugano; and Lake Como.
Italy's Lake Maggiore
Lake Maggiore is one of the largest lakes in the Alps region. It forms part of the border between Italy and Switzerland and between the two Italian regions of Lombardy and Piedmont. It's overlooked by some of the highest mountains of the range, including Mt. Rosa, Italy's tallest. Famously, Lake Maggiore was featured in Ernest Hemingway's immortal World War I work, A Farewell to Arms (first published in 1929). In the book, the two main characters use the lake to escape to Switzerland.
Gavia Pass, Lombardy
Contributor Signo11 created a beautiful drone's eye view of Gavia Pass, a famous mountain pass in northern Italy. It's in the Lombardy region, and it divides the Sondrio and Brescia provinces. It's named after Monte Gavia, the tallest peak in the area, which has an altitude of 3.2k meters (just under 10.6k ft.). All of the mountains which make up the pass are accessible without climbing gear, although there are also some spectacular cliffs that require proper equipment.
Valtellina: Alpine Valley in Lombardy
Contributor Dadrone created this beautiful aerial tour of Valtellina, an alpine valley in the Lombardy region of northern Italy. It is one of the most important mountain passes betwen Germany and Italy, and its strategic importance has led to significant battles being fought for its control over the centuries. During the Thirty Years War, the valley was the scene of intense fighting between Habsburg and French-aligned forces, including a famous massacre of Protestants that took place in 1620.
Carimate Castle, Como Province
Carimate Castle (Castello di Carimate) is a well known castle in northern Italy. It's situated in a town of the same name ni the province of Como, which is part of Italy's Lombardy region. It was built in the 14th century, on the site of an earlier fortress which had stood here. In the late 15th century, the Holy Roman Emperor Maximillian I stayed here intermittently for a period of four years. In this video, you'll get a nice bird's eye view of this landmark, courtesy of contributor. Alessandro Droneinnovation.
Milan's Porto Nuovo District
Volovisione treats us to this epic bird's eye view of Milan's Porto Nuovo business district. The district was the epicenter from Milan's transition from an industrial powerhouse, the main engine of Italy's post-WWII recovery, to an international financial, design, and technology city. The video contains spectacular footage of Milan's gleaming skyscrapers, including the magnificent Unicredit Tower, which opened in 2012 and thereby became the tallest structure in the country.
Lake Como: Playground of Movie Stars
Italy's Lake Como is one of the most famous lakes in Europe. The beauty of this lake in northwestern Italy has also made it a favorite location for shooting movies. Some of the films which have been at least partially shot around Lake Como include Attack of the Clones, Casino Royale, Ocean’s 12, and Man on Fire. In this video, Passport_Aerial gives us a drone's eye view which has captured the imagination of movie makers since the dawn of film.
Cathedral of Milan
Top contributor Volovisione created this marvelous drone video of the largest church in Italy. The Duomo (Cathedral) of Milan is one of the most well-known sites in this magnificent and industrious city, the capital of the Lombardy region and the second largest city in Italy. Built over six centuries, it's the third largest church in all of Europe and the fourth largest in the world. The Duomo was finally completed in 1805, and was the venue for Napoleon Bonaparte to declare himself King of Italy.
Cliffs of Lake Garda
Contributor Marco Cantieni created this epic drone video of one of the most well known spots on Italy's Lake Garda. The town of Tremosine is on the western side of the lake in Italy's Lombardy region, near its northern end. It's known in part for a road which winds up the cliffs overlooking the lake. Notably, it was the filming location for the opening scene in the 2008 James Bond Film Quantum of Solace (#24 in the series), in which 007 (played by Daniel Craig) has the thief Mr. White locked in his trunk.
Glamorous Bellagio, Lake Como
Prepare tto be amazed by this spectacular drone video of Bellagio, one of the most iconic sights in Italy. It's on Lake Como in the Lombardy region which covers part of northern Italy. The town has been occupied since Roman times, and for centuries was one of the favored vacation spots for European royalty. Today, it's still considered one of the most fashionable spots in Europe. In addition to its spectacular villas, the town is home to many well known churches.
Islands of Lake Maggiore
Top contributor used a Zenmuse X7 camera mounted to a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this spectacular aerial video of Italy's second largest lake. Lake Maggiore is in the northwestern part of the country, on the border with Switzerland. It's Italian shoreline is shared by Piedmont and Lombardy regions. Although not as large as Lake Garda nor as well known as Lake Como (both of which lie to its east), it is nonetheless one of the natural treasures of northern Italy.
The Plain of Lombardy
While northern Italy is thought of as being covered in mountains, it's actually more accurate to say it's surrounded by mountains: specifically, various sub-ranges of the Alps and Appenines. In between there are large areas of plains, which are home to some of Italy's best farmland. One of the most prominent is the great Lombardy Plain, which lies in the part of the region south of Milan. You can see this very flat, fertile area from a bird's eye view, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Mark59.
Roman Ruins on Lake Garda
To pcontributor Enrico Pescantini created this stunning drone video of some important Roman ruins in northern Italy. The Grottoes of Catullus are the remains of a Roman villa which was located on Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. They are situated at the tip of the Sirmione Peninsula at the southern end of the lake, which is part of the region of Lombardy. The video does full justice to the stunning natural beauty of the lake and the 2,000+ year old ruins from the ancient civilization.
Varese: In Italy's Lakes District
Varese is a small city and provincial capital in Italy's Lombardy region. It is situated at the base of Campo dei Fiori di Varese, one of Lombardy's smaller mountains, more or less between Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, the second and third largest lakes in the country after Lake Garda. Frankiez caught this northern Italian jewel with a drone, bringing us these awesome bird's eye views of a town and its brilliant red roofs set in the verdant hills of Lombardy.
Highlights of Lake Como
When you think of Lake Como in northern Italy many movies and movie starts will come to mind. Drone pilot Marchino agrees and wants you to dream up those images while watching his flight through his home. Complete with hyperlapses, top-down shots, and many flights over the water this piece gives the viewer yet another wonderful perspective of the picturesque lake. Specific locations which you'll see in the video include Bellagio, Varenna, Balbianello, and Torno.
Lake Aviolo, Brescia Province
Check out this drone video of a little-known alpine lake in northern Italy, compliments of contributor Signo11. It's called Lake Aviolo, and it's located in the province of Brescia. Brescia is one of the dozen provinces which make up the Lombardy region which covers a significant portion of northern Italy. Aviolo Lake has a surface area of just under seven square km (around two square mi.). Its elevation is a bit over 1.9k meters (about 6.3k ft.) above sea level.
Vigevano, Pavia Province
Check out this amazing drone video of a historic artistic center in northern Italy. The town is called Vigevano, and it's part of the Pavia province in the Lombardy region. The town dates to the 10th century AD, and was connected to the hunting activities of the royalty of the Kingdom of Lombardy. The centerpiece of the town, which is well featured in the video, is the Piazza Ducale, a Renaissance era square over which sits the Bramante Tower.
Aquatic Sports on Lake Como
Lake Como is the most famous lake in Italy and one of the most well known in the world. The playground of royalty for centuries and of movie stars for decades, it makes the perfect backdrop for this epic drone video by Simone Sergi. Using some very creative editing techniques, he shows us views of the lake's beautiful shoreline intermixed with shots of some epic wakeboarding and jetski action. It's another side to this hallowed body of water in Italy's Lombardy region.