Amalfi Coast by DJI Inspire 2
If an award winning content creator takes one of the world's best aerial platforms to perhaps the most beautiful spot in Italy, you would expect to see something special. That is very much the case in this incredible production from contributor Gianlo, who used a DJI Inspire 2 drone mounted with a Zenmuse X7 camera to create this spectacular view of Italy's Amalfi Coast. The colors of the grottos and villages of this stretch of coastline on the Gulf of Salerno south of Naples simply jump off the screen!
Capua's Ampitheater: Italy's "Other" Colosseum
Less well known than Rome's Colosseum, the Capua Ampitheater in Santa Maria Capua Vetere (ancient Capua) was the second largest Roman amphitheater. The town is situated due north of Naples, in Italy's Caserta province. Built in the first century BC, the amphitheater was the scene of many important events in the Roman Republic and the Empire. In this video, contributor feola.mike captures these ancient ruins brilliantly with a DJI Phantom 4 drone.
Ischia: Island in the Gulf of Naples
CH Drone created this epic drone video of the Italian island of Ischia. This volcanic island lies in the northwestern approaches to the Gulf of Naples, the opposite end of the Gulf from the better known Capri. The island is mostly covered in mountains but is ringed by small fishing villages. CH Drone's video, shot with a DJI Phantom 4 drone, captures Sant' Angelo, the main town on the island's southern coast. It's part of the province of Naples in the Campania Region.
Basilicata: The "Ankle" of Italy
Contributor Gianluca D'elia takes us on a breathtaking aerial tour of Basilicata, a province of southern Italy. If the Italian peninsula is seen as a boot, then Basilicata is the "ankle" of the country. It sits between the provinces of Campania, Apulia, and Calabria. Basilicata is mountainous country, mostly covered with Appenine range which runs down most of the peninsula. It is home to many beautiful villages perched upon hills, some of which also have castles.
Capri: Italy's Third Island
Capri is a small island near the Bay of Naples off the coast of Southern Italy's Campania region. It lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea, an extension of the Mediterranean. It is an island known not only for cultural sites but a world-reknowned sailing and yachting scene, and is a playground for Europe's super rich. Contributor Paradise Picnic Photography used a DJI Mavic drone to create an amazing aerial portrait of this Mediterranean paradise.
Salerno's Templi dei Paestum
Contributor Franxifra created this amazing aerial video of Templi dei Paestum, one of the most significant ruins sites of Southern Italy. Paestrum was an ancient city built by the Greeks in what is now the Salerno province of Campania. The core of the site is three very well preserved temples, two of which (the Hera temples) are shown in the video. The temples are believed to have been built sometime between 500-600 BC, and relate to a Doric order which is distinguished by the design of the column tops.
Amalfi Coast Honeymoon
Italy's Amalfi Coast, a stretch of coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea (an extension of the Mediterranean Sea) south of Naples, has some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. As a honeymoon destination, it is hard to beat. Which is why top contributor Hamza Mujtaba took his wife their for a surprise honeymoon. Thankfully he also took along his DJI Mavic Pro drone, allowing him to create this epic aerial tour of this Mediterranean paradise in southern Italy.
Italy's island of Ischia lies off the coast of southern Italy, near the entrance to the Gulf of Naples. The small densely populated island is dominated by Mt. Epomeo, which rises nearly 800 meters (about 2.6k) above the Tyrrhenian Sea. The iconic appearance of the island has made it a favored spot for movie production, most famously for the 1999 movie The Talented Mr. Ripley. In this video, contributor CH drone gives us a bird's eye view of this magnificent island near Naples.
Yachting the Amalfi Coast
This drone video of a VERY high end power yacht will get your attention. Mrinab was able to get a drone over the superyacht OASIS as it was cruising off of Italy's Amalfi coast. With multiple sundecks, sophisticated communications gear, and a giant collapsable slide, this watercraft strains the definition of the word "boat". Prepare to be dazzled by the epic views of this stunning white boat as it plies the deep blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, which is an extension of the Mediterranean.
Matera: Cultural Treasure of Basilicata
Prepare to be amazed by this drone video from Italy by contributor squall88bad. He used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to create a beautiful bird's eye view of Matera, an ancient town in the Basilicata region, which covers much of the southern part of the country. Matera is one of the oldest continuously inhabited urban centers in the world. Unsurprisingly, it's played the "role" of many ancient cities in movies, notably as Jerusalem in the 2004 epic The Passion of the Christ starring Mel Gibson.
Contributor Droni and More Salento created a magnificent aerial video of a small seaside town on the "heel" of Italy. Gallipoli (not to be confused with the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey) is a town in the Lecce province of Apulia, which makes up the southeastern section of Italy corresponding to the "heel" of the "boot". It's on the Ionian Sea, an extension of the Mediterranean. The city is known for its quaint port and numerous medieval churches and castles.
Vesuvio: Destroyer of Pompeii
Mt. Vesuvius (Vesuvio) in southern Italy is amongst the world's most important volcanoes from a historical perspective. More or less dormant since the 1940's, it is credited with the most famous volcanic event in history. In 79 AD, a major eruption more or less wiped out four major Roman towns, the most notable of which was Pompeii. Contributor feola.mike used a DJI drone to create this beautiful video of the great mountain, still considered one of the more dangerous volcanoes on earth.
Positano on the Amalfi Coast
Positano is one of the more well known towns along the Amalfi Coast of Southern Italy. It lies about 2/3 of the way to the end of the Sorrentine Peninsula, which juts out into the Tyrrhenian Sea from the area around Salerno. Like the other towns on the Amalfi Coast, Positano was used as a stop by Greek and other travelers in the Antiquity on their way to and from points further west. In this video, you'll get an epic bird's eye view of Positano, compliments of contributor Tripartiste.
Matera: Roman City in Southern Italy
Contributor Mark59 created this stunning drone video of Italy's Matera province. Picturing Italy as a "boot", Matera is where the "instep" sits. The City of Matera (which is the provincial capital) was founded by Romans in the third century BC. It's known for its many churches as well as Benedictine and Basilian monasteries, most of which date to the 7th and 8th centuries AD. The city "stood in" for the Amazonian town of Themyscira in the 2017 blockbuster Wonder Woman.
Puglia: Southern Tip of Italy
Matteo_Lifestyle used a drone to create this epic aerial tour of Italy's province of Apulia (Pùglia), one of its least well known. The province occupies the southeast "corner" of the country, with a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Picturing Italy as a boot, it extends from the "ankle" area southward and includes the entire "heel". With the longest coastline of any of Italy's regions and few large cities, it's home to hundreds of small seaside villages, including some of the oldest settlements in Italy.
Gravina: On the Via Appia
Gravina in Puglia is a town in Italy's Puglia province, which forms the "heel" of mainland Italy. It's one of the oldest settlements in Italy, having been inhabited since neolithic times. Colonized by the ancient Greeks, it was on the route of the Via Appia. Parts of the town were destroyed by Allied bombing missions during the Italian Campaign of World War II. You can see this ancient city from a bird's eye perspective in this excellent drone video by contributor DomenicoDlogLoguerci.
Italy's Coast of the Gods
Check out this drone video of Italy's Coast of the Gods (La Costa degli Dei), compliments of contributor Joe Paskes. The coast is on the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the province of Province of Vibo Valentia. The area sits on the top part of the "foot" of Italy, in the Calabria region. The coastline is lined with a dozen or so towns, the most well known of which are Pizzo, Vivo Valentia, and Briatico. The beautiful area is less well known (or crowded) than the Amalfi Coast, which is located further north.
Pioppi: Beauty in Salerno
Here is a beautiful bird's eye view of a beautiful area of the province of Salerno in southern Italy. Pioppi is a coastal town in the Cilento portion of Salerno, which is part of the region of Campania in the "shin" part of the Italian "boot". Just inland from Poppi is the Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni National Park. One of the largest national parks in Italy, it's also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The drone video of the two idyllic spots is compliments of contributor franxifra.
Tropea: Port of Hercules
Here's an amazing aerial view of a spot near the "toe" of Italy, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Paul_FPV. Tropea sits near the end of a small peninsula which juts out into the Gulf of Saint Euphemia (part of the Tyrrhenian Sea) in the region of Calabria in Southern Italy. It's famous for its bathing waters, although far less known than the Amalfi Coast further north. It is, literally, a legendary spot: it's called the Coast of Gods due to a legend that Hercules landed here after returning from Spain.
Casertavecchia: Medieval Town in Campania
Contributor feola.mike created this beautiful drone video of Casertavecchia, a very old village in the Southern Italian province of Caserta (part of the Campania Region). It is situated in the mountainous interior of the province, well away from its coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It's believed that the town dates to the 9th century AD. The village passed under Lombard, Saracen, Norman, Swabian, Aragonese control, and later was the scene of a key battle in the War of Italian Independence.
Patron Saint Festival in Caserta
Contributor and drone pilot feola.mike created this beautiful aerial video of the San Nicola di Bari patron saint festival in a small town outside of Naples, Italy. The town of San Nicola la Strada holds this event every April. San Nicola la Strada is located about 25 km (around 16 mi.) northeast of Naples, in the Province of Caserta. Caserta is one of the provinces which makes up the Campania Region; it's located roughly at the "shin" of Italy seen on a map.