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Aerial Tour of Milan

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An Homage to Milan, Italy - Cinematic 2017/18 Drone Showreel

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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 (and one of the most important in the EU).  While Rome is Italy's political and cultural capital, Milan is the country's business and 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.

Lakes of Northern Italy

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Italy's Lake District

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The lakes of Lombardy in the northern partfootage of Italy are something to see. Thanks to this excellent drone video by contributor Eric Bartolo, you can see a few without having to travel to each of them yourself! The 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. 

Lake Como: Playground of Movie Stars

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Lake Como, Italy

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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 since the dawn of film in the early 20th century.  Some of the movies 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 of this magical lake, once a favored getaway spot for members of the Roman nobility.  

Tibetan Bridge in Sondrio

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The highest Tibetan bridge in Europe - Ponte nel Cielo | dronujemy.com

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The Ponte nel cielo is a bridge and tourist attraction in the Province of Sondrio, Italy. The Tibetan bridge connects Campo Tartano with the Maggengo Frasnino, and is styled after similar bridges in Switzerland and Austria. From the bridge you can view the Campo Tartano, Rhaetian Alps, the valley of Tartano, the dam of Colobera, and the opening of the Valtellina Valley. Sondria is one of the dozen provinces which make up the region of Lombardy.  See the unforgettable Ponte nel cielo by drone in this video by dronujemy. 

Gavia Pass, Lombardy

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Gavia Pass | Italy

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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.  Gavia Pass is 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 for safe climbing.  

The Stunning Carmonica Valley

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Valle Camonica - Valley of ancient signs

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Mark59 created this stunning drone video of Valle Camonica, a long alpine valley in Italy's (northern) Lombardy region.  Crossed by the River Oglio and running for about 90 km (around 55 mi.), it's one of the largest valleys in the Alps.  While its mountain 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.

Monastery Near Pavia

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Mysteries of Lombardy's Certosa di Pavia

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Top contributor and pilot 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.

Drone Views of Bergamo

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Bergamo, Italy

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Contributor Daveydrones created this beautiful drone video of Bergamo, an important city in the Lombardy region of northern Italy.  The seat of an eponymously-named province, it's located about 40 km (around 24 mi.) northeast of Milan.  The city, which dates to the Antiquity, played an important role in the region, historically one of Italy's most important.  It's actually two cities: an "upper city" which is surrounded with defensive fortifications, and a "lower city" outside of the old city's walls.  

Carimate Castle, Como Province

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Castello di Carimate

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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.

San Marco Pass

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Gorgeous Mountain Pass

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Top contributor ElectricLife used a Zenmuse 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 motorways and a magnet for high-performance car drivers from all over the world.  

Italy's Lake Maggiore

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Winter Lake: Lago Maggiore filmed with DJI Inspire2 & Zenmuse X7

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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.  The lake is 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 the safety of neutral Switzerland.

Valtellina: Alpine Valley in Lombardy

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Valtellina Drone Tour pt.1

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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.

Milan's Porto Nuovo District

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Milano Porta Nuova

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Top contributor 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.

Glamorous Bellagio, Lake Como

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Aerial of Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy

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Prepare to be amazed by this spectacular drone video of Bellagio, one of the most iconic sights in Italy. It's located on Lake Como in the Lombardy region, in the spot where the two southern "legs" of the lake come together.  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.

Cathedral of Milan

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Milano Duomo Drone Shots

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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

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The Stunning Cliffs of Lago di Garda

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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.

Islands of Lake Maggiore

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Lago Maggiore Islands Filmed by DJI Inspire 2

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Top contributor electriclife 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 the Piedmont and Lombardy regions.  It's a long narrow lake which runs about 65 km (around 40 mi.) north to south.  Although not as large as Lake Garda nor as well known as Lake Como, it is nonetheless one of Italy's natural treasures. 

The Plain of Lombardy

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Cascina Cavallera

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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

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Grottoes of Catullus

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Top contributor and pilot 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.  The ruins 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

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Varese, Italy

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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, respectively).  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.  Varese is considered part of Italy's famed Lakes District.  

Scalager Castle, Sirmione

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Holiday on Lake Garda, Italy

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Elroy Ahmet - DroneStruction created this stunning aerial view of one of the best-preserved Italian fortresses.  It's known variously as Sirmone Castle, the Scaliger Castle, and the Floating Castle, and it's located on a peninsula on the southern end of Lake Garda in the province of Bescia, Lombardy.  The structure was constructed in the 13th century by the Della Scala family, who ruled much of the region for over a century.  The structure was further fortified when it came under Venetian control in the 15th century.  

Highlights of Lake Como

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Flyght Dream in Italy

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When you think of Lake Como in northern Italy many movies and movie stars 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 in the country's official Lombardy region.  Specific locations which you'll see in the video include Bellagio, Varenna, Balbianello, and Torno.

Lake Aviolo, Brescia Province

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Lake Aviolo - 4K Cinematic Aerial Video | Italy

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Check out this drone video of a little-known but stunningly beautiful alpine lake in northern Italy, compliments of contributor and pilot 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 that 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

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Vigevano, Italy - Piazza Ducale, The Bramante Tower - One of the workplaces of Leonardo Da Vinci

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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, one of the dozen provinces which make up the official 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

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Water Experience on the Lake

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Lake Como is the most famous lake in Italy and one of the most well known freshwater bodies 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 contributor 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.  

Famous Bridge on the Adda River

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Ponte Calusco - Paderno d'Adda

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Check out this amazing drone video of a famous bridge in northern Italy, compiments of contributor santorelloapr.  Variously known as the Calusco Bridge, the Bridge San Michele, and the Paderno Bridge, it's an iron arch bridge over a gorge of the Adda River in the Lombardy region.  The bridge, which has a total length of 266 meters (a bit under 900 feet), was designed by a famous Swiss engineer.  Completed in 1889, it was considered a major technical feat at the time.  It's been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  

Monte di Tremezzo

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Monte di Tremezzo/Galbiga, Como Lake

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Monte di Tremezzo is a well-known mountain in Italy's northern Lombardy region.  The peak is popular among climbers because it is relatively easy to climb and offers hikers stunning views of the lakes over to the High Alps. Monte Gabiga, also in Lombardy, Italy is ever-so-slightly smaller at only 1.7k meters (about 5.6k ft.) above sea level, but just as beautiful. Both surround the famous upscale resort area of Lake Como. You may never get to see these beautiful places for youself, but you can see it by drone thanks to pilot Kpax. 

Castle of Trezzo sull'Adda

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Castello Visconteo di Trezzo d'Adda

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Here's a bird's eye view of a well known castle town near Milan, Italy.  The town is called Trezzo sull'Adda, and it lies about 30 km (just under 20 mi.) northeast of Milan in the region of Lombardy.  The castle was built by the Visconti family, an important line of nobles in Milan in the Middle Ages.  The town (and castle) sit on a highly strategic position astride the Adda River, a waterway which roughly bisects the line between Milan and Bergramo (another important Lombard city, which lies further to the northeast).  

Pyramids of Montevecchia

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The Alien Pyramids of Montevecchia

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Contributor and pilot Mark59 created this fascinating drone video of a mysterious site near Milan, Italy.  It's called the Pyramids of Montevecchia, three pyramid-shaped structures that were discovered in an aerial survey of the area in 2001.  It's not known when they were built or their purpose.  What is known is that the distances between them are exactly proportional to the distances between the pyramids of Giza, Egypt, and that these proportions are also found in the constellation of Orion.

Aerial Highlights of Brianza

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Brianza sunrise

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Contributor Mark59 created this beautiful drone's eye view of Brianza, an area of northern Italy at the foot of the Alps mountains.  It sits across two provinces in the Lombardy region, north of Milan (the largest city of Lombard) and Lake Como.  Settled at least 3,000 years ago, Brianza was one of the first areas in Italy to adopt Christianity.  The video includes footage of Villa Gallarati Scotti, Montevecchia, and Monza.  Monza is the largest city in the region, with a population of about 125,000.

Sondrio: Acquafraggia Falls

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Le cascate dell'acquafraggia

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In this video, contributor Luca T. does a great job of aerially filming a stunning waterfall in northern Italy.  The falls run along a seasonal stream called Acquafraggia, which sources from the Pizzo del Lago and runs generally southwards before joining the Mera River which in turn drains into Lake Como.  The area filmed is in Sondrio, the northernmost of the dozen provinces which make up Italy's official Lombardy region.  The waterfall site is protected under Italian preservation laws.  

Consonno: The City of Toys in Lecco

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Abandoned Place - Consonno GHOST City

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Contributor @santorelloapr managed to aerially film one of the world's best known modern "ghost towns".  The town is called Consonno, and it's in the Lecco Province, about an hour drive northeast of Milan.  The city caught the attention of a wealthy Italian Count in the 1960's, who poured millions of Lira into turning it into a version of Monte Carlo he called the City of Toys.  Unfortunately, an landslide in the 1970's destroyed the road access to the still-uncompleted city, and it's never been restored.  

Lago Livigno, Sondria Province

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Crap de la Parè, Livigno, Italy

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Check out these magnificent aerial views of a well-known reservoir lake in northern Italy, compliments of Kpax.  Lake Livignio (Lago di Livigno) is located on the Swiss border; the Italian side of lake lies in the Sondrio province of Lombardy while the Swiss side is in the Canton of Grisons.  The video was filmed from the perspective of the Crap de la Parè, which overlooks the southeastern side of the reservoir.  The reservoir is created by a dam on the Spöl River, a tributary of the Inn River.  

Varenna: Lake Como Village

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Lake Como Italy 4K Varenna

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Contributor Tom Wetherald created this beautiful drone video from the town of Varenna on Italy's Lake Como.  It's situated on the easter side of the lake, just above the point where the lake forks into an eastern and western branch.  It's part of Lecco, one of the eleven provinces (plus the Metropolitan City of Milan) which make up the Lombardy region.  It's located about a 45 minute drive north of Milan.  The video includes footage of the town's main sights, including the Castello di Vezio and the magnificent Villa Monastero.

Varese's Sacro Monte

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Sacro Monte, Varese (Lombardy, Italy)

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Italy's Sacro Monte di Varese is one of nine so-called Sacri Monte, a group of related religious structures which were built across northern Italy in the 16th and 17th centuries.  Seen in this drone video by contributor Kpax, the Sacro Monte di Varese is situated near the town of Varese, the capital of the namesake province in the Lombardy region. The complex consists of a series of chapels connected by road, each one of which represents one of the Biblical Mysteries of the life of Jesus Christ.  

Monastery on Lake Maggiore

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The hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso (Lombardy, Italy)

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Here's an excellent drone video of a well-known monastery on Italy's Lake Maggiore, compliments of content creator and pilot Kpax.  It's called the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, and it's built on a rocky ridge overlooking the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore. Situated in Varese, one of the provinces of the Lombardy region, the structure was built in the 14th century.  Known for its 19th century interior frescoes, the complex consists of three separate buildings and has been designated a national monument.  

Lugano Prealps: Monte Sighignola

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Monte Sighignola v.2.0 (Lombardy, Italy)

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Monte Sighignola is a northern Italian mountain in a chain known as the Lugano Prealps, which run through parts of the Lombardy region as well as the canton of Tocino in neighboring Switzerland.  The mountain affords excellent views of Lake Lugano and, further to the west, the high Alps.  Monte Sighignola has a peak elevation of about 1.3k meters above sea level, or around 4.3k ft.  You can see the mountain and its surroundings from a bird's eye perspective in this excellent drone video by Kpax.  

Lago di Garda: Italy's Largest Lake

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Il Lago di Garda

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Contributor Luca T used a DJI Mavic Air drone to create this beautiful aerial of Italy's largest lake: Lago di Garda.  The video features footage of Lazise and Bardolino, two towns on the eastern shore of the lake, both of which are in the Verona province of the Veneto region.  You'll also get a bird's eye view of Sirmione, which lies at the end of a long and narrow peninsula off the southern shore of the lake.  Sirmione is part of Brescia, one of the dozen provinces which make up the Lombardy region.  

Stelvio Pass

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Passo dello Stelvio | The Stelvio Pass by drone | 4K UHD Stilfser Joch

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Stelvio Pass isn't the highest mountain pass in the Alps but it is, by all accounts, one of the best drives not just in the Alps but in the world.  It connects the province of Sondrio (part of the Lombardy region) with that of South Tyrol (part of the Trentino-Alto-Adigio region).  Running parallel to the Swiss border, it reaches a height of about 2.75k meters (just over 9k ft.)making it the second highest paved pass in the Alps.  The magnificent roadway is shown from above in this drone video by Electriclife.  

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