Cervina, Val d'Aosta
Cervinia is a town in the Val d'Aosta, an official region of Italy in its northwestern portion. Cervinia is known first and foremost for the ski resort which bears the same name, one of the best in Italy. In this video, top contributor Electric Life uses a DJI Inspire 2 drone to give us an epic aerial view of this stunning alpine scene, complete with mountain goats. The valley which gives the region its name straddles the Swiss-Italian border; its Swiss portion includes the mighty Matterhorn mountain.
Piedmont's Alpine Fortress
Some of the world's most impressive fortresses are located in the mountain passes of Europe which separated different kingdoms. Among the greatest of these is Fort Fenestrelle in northwestern Italy. It was built in what was then the Kingdom of Savoy to guard the approaches to the great city of Turin in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy. Contributor Maxfrompine used a DJI Mavic Pro to create this epic aerial tour of this landmark, the largest alpine fortress in Europe.
Aerial Tour of Lange, Cuneo Province
Langhe is a hilly area in the province of Cuneo in northern Italy. Cuneo is part of Italy's Piedmont region, which occupies the northwestern corner of the country near the border with France. In this video, top contributor treats us to an aerial tour of three of the main villages of the area, Serralunga, D'Alba Bossolasco, and Perletto. Prepare to be amazed by the views of the rolling hills of the Piedmont countryside,compliments of contributor Electriclife.
Turin: Piedmont's Capital City
Turin (Torino) is one of Italy's great cities, the largest in its Piedmont region and its third largest metropolitan area overall. Situated on the Po River, the Turin has a rich cultural history, and was the initial capital of the country when Piedmont consolidated the modern nation of Italy in the mid-19th century. Contributor Domischlu created this amazing aerial tour of this city, which is also known as the the headquarters of Fiat Automobiles, the largest Italian auto company.
Camino: Castle in the Italian Alps
Top contributor ElectricLife created this spectacular video of one of the tallest towers built in medieval Italy. The Castello di Camino (Camino Castle) was built in the 11th century in the town of the same name, which lies in the Italian Alps in the Piedmont region, a bit to the east of the regional capital city Turin (Torino). This historical gem is a somewhat "forgotten" treasure of Italy; it has a private US owner and has not undergone any type of substantial restoration.
Monte Rosa: Italy's Highest Peak
Contributor Ori Feldman brought a DJI Mavic Pro drone along on an epic trip up to Italy's highest mountain to create this amazing video. It's shot in the area around Monte Rosa, Italy's highest mountain peak at just over 4.6k meters (about 15.2k ft.), and the second highest peak in the Alps. The mountain massif covers portions of the Val d'Aosta and Piedmont regions of Italy, with a portion on Swiss soil. It lies to the east of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, the latter being the highest peak in the Alps.
Piedmont's Val de Formazza
Val de Formazza is a valley in the extreme north of Italy, in its Piedmont region. It is situated in one of the sub-ranges of the Alps which lie across northern Italy. The valley is surrounded by eight main mountains, the highest of which rises to an elevation of around 3.4k meters (a bit over 11k ft) above sea level. Top contributor Electriclife used a DJI Zenmuse X7 camera mounted to a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this stunning aerial video of the beautiful alpine valley.
Drone over Val d'Aosta
Val d'Aosta is the smallest of Italy's 20 official regions and possibly its most beautiful. It is located in the northwestern part of the country, partly surrounded by the larger Piedmont region. It's essentially a single valley within the Italian Alps, created by some of the highest mountains in the system. These include Monte Rosa, the highest peak of Switzerland and the second highest in the Alps. In this video, contributor Electric Life gives us a spectacular bird's eye view these magnificent mountains.
Maggiore: Italy's #2 Lake
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.
Piedmont's Famous Monastery
Contributor Electriclife created this marvelous drone video of a monastery in Piedmont, Italy called the Sacra di San Michele. Settlement in the area dates to the Antiquity, with the present monastery having been built in either the 10th or 11th century AD. Also known as St. Michael's Abbey, this landmark has an important place in 20th century literature: it served as the inspiration for the monastery in Umberto Eco's 1980 novel The Name of the Rose, one of the bestselling works of fiction ever.
Piedmont's Lago d'Orta
Lago D'Orta is one of the lakes of the Piedmont region in the northwestern part of the country. It is easily accessible on the railroad that connects the Piedmontese capital of Turin to Milan in neighboring Lombardy. In this video, top contributor used a Zenmuse X7 camera attached to a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this amazing bird's eye view of the beautiful alpine lake, including the iconic looking architecture of the buildings on San Giulio Island.
Lake Maggiore in Winter
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.
Basilica di Superga: 18th Century Church
The Basilica di Superga is an important church near the city of Turin, the capital of Italy's Piedmont region. The church was built in the early 18th century, in connection with the defeat by France in the Battle of Turin durin the Wars of the Spanish Succession. The church is the final resting place for many members of the House of Savoy, one of the great royal lines of Europe. Get a great bird's eye view of this beautiful baroque-style church in this drone video.
Cervina: Foot of the Matterhorn
Cervina is one of the most popular ski areas in Italy. It's at the foot of the Matterhorn in the Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta) region in the northwestern part of the country, very near the Swiss border (the peak of the Matterhorn is in Switzerland but much of its base is in Italy). It shares the great mountain with Zermatt, the better known ski resort which lies on the Swiss side of the Matterhorn. In this video by contributor BrianCortinovis, you'll get a great bird's eye view of Cervinia in the warmer months.
Skiing Near Turin
Contributor Maxfrompine created this stunning drone video of Sestriere and Cesana, two skiing areas in the Italian Alps. Both are located in Italy's Piedmont region, west of the regional capital city Turin. In February, 2006, Sestiere took world center stage as one of the main skiing venues for the XX Winter Olympics, which was hosted by Turin. It's considered one of the top skiing spots in the Alps. Cesana is very close to the border with France and has historically had considerable military significance.
DJI Mavic Zoom over Italy's Alps
Drone pilot oharke85 headed to the Italian Alps for some late-season skiing. The slopes weren’t great; the melting snow causing some very icy conditions. That didn't affect the beauty of the place, home of the highest mountains in Italy and some of its most stunning natural scenery. The drone footage he was able to shoot with the DJI Mavic Zoom was incredible. We hope he was able to enjoy Piedmont’s famously sophisticated cuisine and wines while he was there!
Winter in Piedmont
Top contributor Electriclife created this beautiful drone video from around Italy, mostly in its Piedmont region. Locations include Lake Orta, the Mottarone mountains, the Sacra di San Michele and Forte dei Marmi (in Tuscany) and the famed Cervinia ski resort in Italy, near the Cervino Mountain (known as the Matterhorn on the Swiss side of the border). Piedmont is a semi-autonomous region of the country, occupying its northwest corner. It is home to the highest mountains in Italy.
Fénis Castle, Val d'Aosta
Fénis, Italy is home to one of the most famous castles in all of the Aosta Valley - the Fénis Castle. The medieval castle’s architecture, towers, and battlemented walls have made it a top tourist attraction in the region. Located in the mountains of far northwestern Italy, the Aosta Valley is an autonomous region (surrounded on the Italian side by the Piedmont region) whose people speak both Italian and French. Pilot electriclife gives us a phenomenal aerial view of the historic castle.
Around Val de Formazza
Check out this stunning drone video of the famed Val de Formazza in Europe's Alps Mountains, compliments of contributor fpl1966. The valley is in the Verbano-Cusio-Ossola province of the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, on the border with Switzerland. The video features footage of the small village of Riale, the artificial lake of Morasco, and of course some of the world's most beautiful mountains. The area is about 160 km (around 100 mi.) northeast of the regional capital Turin.
Monte Rosa, Val d'Ossola, Maggiore
Contributor fpl1996 created this stunning drone video from three of the more stunning spots in northwestern Italy. The first area is that around Monte Rosa, Italy's highest peak. It sits in the region of Val d'Aosta in the Italian Alps. Next stop is Val d'Ossola, in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region. Finally, he will take you to Lake Maggiore, Italy's second largest lake, which sits on the border of Italy's Piedmont and Lombardy provinces as well as the border with Switzerland.
The Matterhorn Seen from Cervina
Prepare to be amazed by this stunning Drone Video of the Week nominee of the Italian side of the mighty Matterhorn mountain by top contributor ElectricLife. The Matterhorn is one of the world's most iconic mountains. It straddles the Swiss/Italian border, although technically the peak is in Switzerland and the nearest city the Swiss town of Zermatt. While it isn't the highest peak in the great range (that would be Mont Blanc), it's certainly the most well recognized, with its distinctive pyramid shape.