See Top Aerial Views of Central Italy

Ancient and Modern Rome
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Golden Sun on the Roman Empire | DJI Mavic 2 Pro


Through rays of golden sunlight, top contributor BeemFlights reveals the ancient remains of Rome's Colosseum from an aerial view.  The jeers and cheers of the Roman Empire still seem to echo through the weathered arches of the famous amphitheater.  His DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone footage also reveals the modern world that exists beyond the Colosseum's walls in the broad city views of Rome, the Eternal City.  This video was a winner in the Drone Video of the Week contest in October, 2018.

Rome by Drone
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ROMA I Beauty shots


Contributor Volovisione is one of the top professional drone piloting companies in Italy.  In this masterpiece, they fly a drone over many of the most recognized sights in the country's capital city Rome.  Highlights include epic bird's eye views of the Colliseum (one of the most significant surviving structures from the Antiquity), the Vatican, and the Spanish Steps.  For anyone contemplating a visit to the Eternal City, this aerial video is an ideal the best one minute introduction. 

Aerial Tour of Abruzzo
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Mauro Pagliai

Top contributor Mauro Pagliai used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this spectacular mini-tour of Abruzzo, a region of central Italy.  It lies on the eastern side of the "boot" of Italy.  While Abruzzo has a long Adriatic Sea coastline, its most beautiful areas are on the interior, where the video was shot.  Treat yourself to these beautiful dronelapses of the Appenine Mountains, mountaintop castles, and medieval fortresses that dot this magnificent region.  

Devastation in Umbria
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Wounded Beauty - La Bellezza Ferita


The province of Umbria in Central Italy was devastated by a massive earthquake in 2016.  The quake, which registered a 6.6 on the Richter Scale, killed nearly 250 people.  It also wrought massive devastation on some of Italy's greatest cultural treasurers.  In this drone video, contributor Lorenzo shows us magnificent pre-earthquake footage of the abbeys and churches of Valle Castoriana and Valnerina, many of which were severely demaged by the earthquakes.

Highest Fortress in the Appenines
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Rocca Calascio - MiddleAges Project


Numerous fortresses were built at key points in the Apennines mountains which run down the "spine" of Italy.  In this video, contributor Zippomaker used a drone to create a remarkable aerial video of Rocca Calascio, the highest of these fortresses.  The fortification, which dates to the 10th century AD, sits at an elevation of almost 1.5k meters (about 4.8k ft.) in the Abruzzo region. It's been used as a filming locations for several movies, notably The Name of the Rose (1986) and The American (2010).

Castles and Fortresses of Lazio
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Middleages Project


Contributor Zippomaker brings us this beautifully captioned aerial tour of the castles of the Lazio region of Central Italy.  This large and very historic region is situated on Italy's west coast, a bit south of Rome. The region's proximity to Rome made its mountain passes highly desirable locations for castles and fortresses. Highlights of the video include bird's eye views of Castello Cantelmo Rocca Guidonesca  Ferento, Civita Bagnoregio, Vulci, Chiesa Santa Martiri, Contrada de Torchi, and more. 

Etruscan City in Lazio
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Civita di Bagnoregio - Viterbo Italy


Contributor Seppiolone created this beautiful drone video of the Etruscan city Civita di Bagnoregio in Central Italy.  It's situated in the province of Viterbo, in the Lazio region which lies to the north of Rome.  The magnificent town is built on a hilltop plateau, but is vulnerable to collapse due to soil erosion.  It dates to 2500 BC, over two millennia before the establishment of the Roman Republic.  Depending on the time of year, the town has between 10 and 100 residents.  

DVA Finalist from Abruzzo
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Not Only NOW, it's EPIC

Mauro Pagliai

Mauro Pagliai has an alternative idea of what a travel video should look like! Navigate through time as he uses his drone to soar around ancient ruins, creatively showing off the different ways photography has changed. The backdrop of Abruzzo in the central part of Italy is perfect for this highly creative piece.  This video won both Drone Video of the Week and Drone Video of the Month contest, and was picked as a Finalist in the Originality cateogory for the second annual Drone Video Awards.

DJI Spark over Abruzzo
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DJI Spark: Cinematic Footage of Italy's Abruzzo Region

Mauro Pagliai

This epic reel by Mauro Pagliai demonstrates two things: (1) the cinematic potential of DJI's tiny Spark drone and (2) the beauty of Italy's Abruzzo region.  Abruzzo lies on Italy's eastern (Adriatic Sea) coast, southeast of Rome.  Most of this video was shot in its western portion, a mountainous land full of stunning castles and villages.   As you'll see, the Spark footage is astoundingly high quality, and it draws out the natural beauty of this ancient land.  

Tour of the Eternal City
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Roma in 4K


Strap yourself in for this epic aerial tour of Rome, the great capital city of Italy.  Created by a Cristoforoperrone16 using a DJI Phantom 4 drone, 'Roma in 4K' provides a breathtaking bird's eye glimpse of the city's history and heartbeat.  The video features breathtaking bird's eye views of many of the most recognized sites in the Eternal City, including the Colossio, the Forum, the Victor Emmanuel II Monument the Piazza del Popolo, St. Peter's Square, and more.

Appenine Fortress
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Rocca di Calascio in Abruzzo Italy


Contributor Seppiolone brings us this epic drone video of the Rocca di Calasco, a fortress in the Appenine Mountains of Central Italy.  The core of the structure dates to the 10th century.  It is situated in the Province of L'Aquila, which is near the geographic center of Italy in its Abruzzo region.  The fortification sits at an altitude of just under 1.5k meters (a little under 5k ft), making it the highest fortress in the Appenine range which runs through the middle of the "boot" of Italy. 

Monterano: Etruscan Village
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Ancient Monterano


Contributor Zippomaker created this beautiful drone video of Monterano, an ancient village just outside of Rome, Italy.  Monterano was an Etruscan village, part of the Etruscan Empire which corresponded roughly to modern day Tuscany but extended further south into what is now Lazio (the region which surrounds Rome in the west-central part of the country).  The once-mighty Etruscan civilization eventually came under the domination of Rome by about the 4th century BC.

Hyperlapses of Central Italy
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TOO Fast

Mauro Pagliai

Aerial cinematographer Mauro Pagliai says he has an obsession with time that leads him to create videos like this - lucky us! Shot entirely on a DJI Mavic 2 (other than the intro and closing shots of his pup, Logan) Mauro gives a master class in Waypoint flying and hyper-lapses. The magnificent sunsets and sunrises of the countryside of Central Italy, busy streets of Rome surrounding the Coliseum, and more make this Drone Video of the Week Winner quite the treat. 

Man-Made Waterfall in Umbria
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Cascata delle Marmore

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Het bloklandcoptersteam used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to create this aerial video of La Cascata delle Marmore, a famous waterfall in Central Italy.  It enjoys the distinction of being the world's tallest man-made waterfall, with a total drop of 165 meters (about 540 ft.).  It was constructed by the Romans near the town of Ternia, in the Umbria region.  The waterfall dates to the third century BC; it was built as part of a scheme to avoid water accumulation in an area where it was thought to pose a health risk.

The Beauty of Lazio
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Invisible ITALY

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Contributor druno discovered some of the unseen beauties in his homeland of Lazio, a region of central Italy. Through the lens of a drone he moves through narrow passageways in the wilderness and a small village that sits in the middle of the landscape.  He was able to capture the distinct character of the quaint Italian town, secret waterfalls, and antique landmarks in this drone footage.  Lazio occupies the center of Italy's western coast.  Its capital is Rome, also the national capital.

Marino: Ancient Town in Lazio
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Mauro Pagliai

Contributor Mauro Pagliai skillfully combined drone and ground camera footage to create this video of Marino, a town in the southern part of Italy's Lazio region.  It's in the Alban Hills, just a short distance from the regional (and national) capital, Rome.  Marino has been settled since the Antiquity, and played a part in various struggles which occurred in the region throughout the Middle Ages.  It's known for its fine wine and its Grape Festival, an annual celebration which dates to 1924.

60 Seconds over Abruzzo
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Abruzzo: 12 Hours in 60 Seconds


Contributor Zippomaker created this stunning tour-by-drone of Italy's Abruzzo region, in the east-central part of the country.  The highlight is some epic footage of Piccolomini Castle, a 14th century landmark in the town of Celano.  The castle was built in several stages, taking its present form in the 15th century.  It underwent extensive restoration in the 20th century.  The castle, which is often used for Ministry of Cultural Heritage meetings, also houses a museum.  

Aerial Tour of Umbria
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Umbria: Cinematic Drone Footage

Fabel Movie Maker

Fabel Movie Maker used both the DJI Mavic Pro and Phantom 4 Pro drones to create this spectacular tour of his native Umbria region in Central Italy.  Sitting in the center of the "Boot" of Italy, Umbria is a largely rural region.  Landlocked, its main physical feature is the Appenines, a chain of Mountains which run down the "spine" of Italy.  It's also home to numerous lakes and rivers.  While it has few large cities, it features many small towns and villages, some of which date to the Antiquity.


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Yún -云

Mauro Pagliai
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Living in Roma

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A Short Flight

Mauro Pagliai
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Rock Sunset

Mauro Pagliai
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The Duel

Mauro Pagliai
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The Creature

Mauro Pagliai