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DVOW Finalist in the Italian Dolomites

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Dolomites by drone DJI mavic 2 pro 4 K - footage video dolomiti italia italy 4K IG PAGE : alessandro_campo


Contributor Alessandro_campo used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create this magnificent aerial video from the Dolomite Mountains of northern Italy. Part of the Southern Limestone Alps, the Dolomites are far from the tallest mountains in the Alps system - Mt. Blanc is nearly 50% taller than Marmolada, the highest Dolomite peak.  What they lack in altitude, they more than make up in prominence, as you'll see from these astounding views of the mountains which was picked as a DVOW Finalist in October, 2019.

Cinque Torre, Magnificent Italian Massif

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Cinque Torri

Alberto Ardit

Sgaggio89 created this marvelous drone video of Cinque Torri, a group of mountains in northeastern Italy.  Cinque Torri is in Belluno, one of the provinces of the Veneto region.  The masif makes up the southwestern boundary of the valley of Cortina d'Ampezzo, the most popular resort town in the Dolomites.   The highest peak in the group is around 2.36k meters (about 7.75k ft.).  Cinque Torri was the scene of intense artillery duels between Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces during the First World War.

Italy's Three Peaks

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Tre Cime di Lavaredo


The three Northern Italian peaks you'll see here in this drone video by haussmannvisuals are variously known as Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Drei Zinnen, or the Three Merlons.  Under any name, they are amongst the most well-recognized mountain peaks in the entire Alps Mountains system.  Situated on the border between the South Tyrol province of Trentino-Alto-Adigio and the Belluno province of the Veneto region, the middle mountain of the massif has a peak altitude of 3k meters or 9.8k ft. above sea level.

Aerial Tour of Venice

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Venice is one of Italy's most well recognized and treasured sights.  The magnificent Rennaissance city in the Veneto region is, unfortunately,  fighting a losing battle against tourism and water encroachment, leading some to fear that its days may be numbered.  In this video, top contributor and drone pilot Oliver Astrologo takes us on an aerial tour of this magical place, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This video is nominated in our Cities & Urban category for the 2nd annual Drone Video Awards.

Two Years in the Dolomites

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This is North Italy


While the Dolomite Mountains of northern Italy are not the highest peaks in the Alps, they may be the most spectacular looking. Case in point is this amazing reel of the Dolomites from top contributor BashirAbuShakra.  Shot over the course of two years, it includes footage from the following locations: St. Magdalena, Val Fiscalina, Tre Cime de Lavaredo, Passo Giau, Cinque Torre, Cardini di Misurina, Alpe di Siusa, Monte Pelmo, Lago di Braies, Marmolada, Monte Cristallo, Croda de Toni, Seceda, and more. This video won DVOW in September, 2019.

Venice: Italy's Endangered City

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Venice - The floating city | Venice, Murano, Burano, Lido

Alin Constantin

Using a collection of filming gear, Alin Constantin gives us a winter's view of the ancient floating city, Venice, Italy. His gear includes a DJI Mavic Pro for aerials and a GoPro Hero 5 + Karma Stabilizer for ground shots, giving us a nice blend of views. Along his journey he visits three of Venice's islands: Lido, home to the Venice Film Festival; Burano, known for its brightly colored fisherman's houses; and Murano, world-renowned for its history in glass-making. 

Tilt Shift of Venice

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Venice - Tilt Shift [4K]


Content creator Thedronetrip used a DJI Mavic Pro drone and some very creative post-production editing to create this stunning aerial view of Venice, Italy.  The aerial views of the city's canals will show you why this UNESCO World Heritage Cultural site has been used as the shooting location for numerous feature-length movies.  Notably, Venice was used as a shooting location for the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale as well as the 1979 installment Moonraker.

The Venetian Lagoon

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Lio Piccolo - Venice (IT)

Alberto Ardit

Alberto Ardit used a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone to create this beautiful aerial view of one of the world's most famous lagoons.  The Venetian Lagoon is a nearly-enclosed body of water off the Adriatic Sea, in which the island-city of Venice is situated.  It has a surface around of around 515 square km, or just over 200 square miles, including the islands within it.  The lagoon, which is accessible from the Adriatic Sea by three small inlets, was only formed about 6,000 years ago.  

Verona: Veneto's Second City

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Verona on AIR - Aerial Footage


Contributor dronextravelxearth created this beautiful aerial tour of the Italian city of Verona, the "second city" of the Veneto region after Venice.  It is considered one of the great cultural treasures of Italy, on a par with Florence and Venice.  The video includes footage of Teatro Roma, Ponte Pietra, Castel San Pietro, Duomo di Verona, Santuario Don Calabria, and the Adige River.  Ride along for this amazing bird's eye tour of the city, which was famously the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.  

Verona and Sirmione: Italian Cultural Treasures

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Verona & Sirmione

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Verona is the second largest city in northeastern Italy's Veneto region, after Venice.  Like Venice, Verona is considered one of Italy's great cultural centers; among other distinctions, it was the setting of Romeo and Juliet.  Lying just to the west of Verona is Sirmione, a small town at the south end of Lake Garda, which is Italy's largest lake and the border with neighboring Lombardy.  In this video, contributor FreD does a marvelous job of filming both of these treasures with a drone.  

Treviso, Treasure in Veneto

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Treviso walls


Contributor Irisfilmproductions created this beautiful aerial tour of Treviso, a medium-sized city in northern Italy.  It's the capital of the province of the same name, which is part of the Veneto region that covers much of northeastern Italy.  An ancient city, for several centuries it was part of the Venetian Empire.  While it still stands in the shadow of the great city of Venice, Treviso is a notable center for fashion and design.  The city was also of high strategic importance during World War I.  

Monte Grappa: World War I Battle Site

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Monte Grappa | Snow & Clouds

Alberto Ardit

Contributor Alberto Ardit used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this stunning video of Monte Grappa, a mountain in northern Italy.  It sits in the Vicenza, Treviso, Belluno provinces of the Veneto region. Part of the Venetian Prealps range, its peak reaches an altitude of about 1.8k meters (around 5.8k ft.).  Monte Grappa was the scene of a well known battle in World War I: in late 1917, Italian forces here stopped an advance by the Central Powers which threatened to break into the Venetian Plain.

Lessina: Venetian Prealps

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DJI Mavic Air in Lessinia - Summer 2018 #Lessinia


Contributor Dronextravelxearth created this amazing video of a paraglider in the Venetian Prealps Mountains of northern Italy. The area filmed is Lessinia, a region of Veneto in the northeastern part of the country, just north of Verona.  Sitting between the Venetian Plain and the taller Dolomite Mountains to the north, the Venetian Prealps offer some spectacular and highly accessible alpine scenery.  Ride along with this paraglider for an epic ride in these amazing foothills.  

Italy's Mountaintop World War I Memorial

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Sunset over Monte Grappa 4k


Contributor Alessandro created this outstanding drone video of the War Memorial atop Monte Grappa, a mountain in the Veneto region of northern Italy.  The video focuses on the memorial located atop the mountain commemorating the Battle of Monte Grappa in the First World War.  Built in 1935, the site is the final resting place for remains of over 12,600 soldiers.  It's just a small fraction of those killed in this important clash, which took place in late 1917 and threatened to knock Italy out of the war.  

Highest Peaks of the Dolomites

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Dolomites: On the Roof of the World

Alberto Ardit

Contributor Alberto Ardit created this beautiful drone video of some of the most spectacular mountains in Italy.  The Dolomites are a subchain of the Alps which extend across portions of the northeastern regions of the country.  The tallest peak of the chain is Marmolada, which straddles the Trentino-Alto-Adigio and Veneto autonomous regions.  It's height is just over 3.3k meters, just under 11k ft. above sea level.  The video covers Marmolada as well as the neighboring Sella and Pordoi Passes.  

Alpago, Beluno Province

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Alpago: Forbidden To Miss


Contributor Lucamares created this awesome drone video of Alpago, a small town in northern Italy.  It's situated in the Belluno province, one of the eight provinces which comprise Italy's Veneto region.  Alpago is located about an hour's drive north of Venice, in the area where the Venetian Plains transitions to the foothills known as the Venetian Prealps.  In the video, you'll also get a great bird's eye view of Lago di Santa Croce, an alpine lake which lies near the town.

Asiago Observatory, Padua

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Contributor GOMAVIC created this drone video of an observatory in northern Italy.  The Asiago Astrophysical Observatory (Osservatorio Astrofisico di Asiago) is near a town of the same name in the Padua province of Italy's Veneto region.  It was built in 1942 by the University of Padua, which continues to operate it.  Its primary observation equipment is a 1.22 meter spectroscopy telescope which is capable of measuring electromagnetic signals from distant galaxies.

Dolomites: World War I Battlefield

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Epic Nature: The Dolomites from the Air


Italy's Dolomite Mountains are stunning in their natural beauty, and their jagged peaks make them among the world's most distinctive looking.  One of the most remarkable aspects of the history of these mountains is that they were the scene of heavy fighting in World War I.  Artillery duels between Austro-Hungarian and Italian forces in these passes were commonplace during the conflict, which ran for three years and resulted in hundreds of thousands of fatalities and over a million total casualties.

Drei Zinnen: Star Wars Backdrop

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Tre Cime di Lavaredo - Dolomiti

Alberto Ardit

Tre Cime di Lavaredo (also known by its German name, Drei Zinnen, are some of the most distinctive looking mountains in the Dolomites of northern Italy.  Once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, they now sit on the border between the Veneto and Trentino-Alto-Adigio regions of Italy.  The mountains appeared (in computer-modified form) in the 2018 Star Wars deriviative: Solo: A Star Wars Story.  You can seen them from a drone's perspective in this amazing video by Alberto Ardit.  

Italy's Deadly Valmont Dam

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The Vajont Dam | Italy

daniele bolgia

Contributor Daniele Bolgia created this memorable drone video of a famous but never-used dam in northern Italy.  Vajont Dam was constructed in the 1950's as a means to harness the Vajont River in the Veneto region.  In October, 1963, as its reservoir was being filled, a massive landslide into the lake caused a giant wave of water to come pouring over its wall, the tallest in the world at the time.  The resulting "tsunami" killed almost 2,000 people, making it one of history's worst dam accidents.    

Cortina d' Ampezzo: Faloria

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Faloria, Cortina d'Ampezzo

nicolaf degauls

Contributor nicolaf degauls created this stunning drone video of Mt. Faloria in northeastern Italy. It's part of the Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy's most well known ski area, which is situated in the Belluno province of the Italy's Veneto region.  Cortina d'Ampezzo has appeared in numerous feature movies (including in installments of the James Bond and Pink Panther series), and it also hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics.  At the Olympics, the Men's Giant Slalom event was held on the slopes of Faloria.

Fortifications of Verona

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DJI Mavic Air - Castello di Montorio - Forte Preara - Verona


Contributor dronextravelxearth used a DJI Mavic Air drone to create this beautiful aerial video of two important fortifications in Italy's Verona province, part of its Veneto region.  The Castello di Montorio castle is a medieval castle located northeast of the city of Verona.  In the 19th century, the castle was armed with heavy artillery and became a defensive fortification for the provincial capital.  Nearby Forte Preara, which was built nearby in the 19th century, served a similar defensive purpose.  

Tofana Rocks

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Flying My Drone into the Tofana Rocks in the Dolomites


Marcodeb created this remarkable drone video of Mt. Tofana, one of the Dolomite Mountains in northern Italy.  It's one of the main mountains of the Cortina D'Ampezzo, the most popular ski resort in the Dolomites.  Located in the Belluno province of the Veneto region, the ski resort was the filming location for a famous ski chase scene in the James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only (1981), the 13th in the series.  In the scene, 007 (Roger Moore) gets shot at repeatedly while skiing down Tofana.

Hermitage in Monte Baldo

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Hermitage Santuario Madonna della Corona

Enrico Pescantini

Top contributor Enrico Pescantini created this amazing drone video of a magnificent church built into the side of a mountain in the province of Verona in northern Italy.  The  Santuario Madonna della Corona was originally a hermitage.  It appears to have been built into a sheer cliff face in the Monte Baldo range, which sits across the Trentino and Verona provinces.  Constructed in the 16th century, the structure was virtually inaccessible due to the treacherous access path which has been recently modernized.  

Hyperlapse of Belluno

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nicolaf degauls

Content creator and drone pilot nicolaf degauls created this beautiful hyperlapse of the city of Belluno in northern Italy.  It's the capital of the province of the same name, the northernmost of the seven which make up the Veneto region.  Belluno is the largest and most important city in the eastern part of the Dolomite Mountains which run through a significant area of northeastern Italy.  Situated at the confluence of two of the region's more important rivers, the city was founded in the third century BC.  

The Dolomites' Giau Pass

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Giau Pass | Dolomites

Alberto Ardit

Check out this beautiful drone video of a well-known mountain pass in northern Italy, compliments of contributor Alberto Ardi.  It's called Giau Pass, and it connects the municipalities of Cortina d'Ampezzo (home of Italy's most famous ski resort) with Colle Santa Lucia.  It's in Belluno, one of the seven provinces which make up Italy's Veneto region.  The mountains here are called the Dolomites, which are part of the Southern Limestone Alps and are shared with the neighboring Trentino-Aldo-Adigio region.  

Lake Garda's Eastern and Southern Shores

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Il Lago di Garda

Luca T.

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.  

The Islands of Venice

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Flight Through the Islands of Venice in 4k

Nathan Jermy

Contributor Nathan Jermy created this beautiful aerial mini-tour of Venice, the most well known city in northeastern Italy.  Shot across the islands that make up the city, much of the footage is of the Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square); sitting at one end of the square, the tower of the Church of St. Mark is the city's most recognizable sight.  James Bond fans will instantly recognize the Piazza: in the 1977 classic Moonraker (#12 in the series), 007 (played by Roger Moore) arrives in the Piazza on a gondola.  

The Walled City of Montagnana

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👑i🏰 MONTAGNANA#DroneFootage#TheBlackSwanFlight


Montagnana, Italy is considered one of the best-preserved walled cities in Europe.  Its walls were built in the 11th century and run for about 2 km (around 1.2 mi.).  It's situated in Padua, one of the provinces which makes up the Veneto region of the country.  Its most popular sights include the Castle of San Zeno and the 14th century Rocca degli Alberi, as well as the 15th century Gothic cathedral.  All are on display here from a bird's eye perspective in this beautiful drone video by contributor Kris-Tof.  

Birds of the Venetian Lagoon

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Alberto Ardit

The great Italian city of Venice technically does not sit on the sea.  Rather, it's a series of islands on a lagoon which is created by the discharge of the Po and Piave Rivers and which is only thinly connected to the Adriatic Sea.  Extremely shallow in parts and with a constantly-changing mixture of seawater and freshwater, the lagoon plays an important role as a bird sanctuary.  In this drone video by Alberto Ardit, you'll get an aerial view of a flock of flamingoes cruising these famous waters.  

Soave Castle, Verona

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Castello Scaligero

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Contributor Luca T. created this beautiful bird's eye view of a medieval era castle in northern Italy.  It sits atop a hill overlooking the town of Soave in Verona, one of the provinces which makes up the Veneto region of the country.  The castle dates to the 10th century AD, possibly earlier, although it's been modified extensively.  Its outer wall was built by the Venetians in the 15th century. It is sometimes referred to as a Scaliger castle in reference to the family which ruled Verona in the 13th and 14th centuries.  

Dolomites: Sunrise to Sunset

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The Dolomiti from sunrise to sunset (And in 6K)


Rise and fall with the sun as it casts it light upon the the Dolomites in this impressive aerial footage from contributor electriclife.  Across the snow-capped mountain range, the warmth of sunrise wakes up the aerial scene, then shadows grow long as the day passes by, and finally, the sunset wraps itself around the peaks as though its tucking them in for the night.  The Dolomites are a subrange of the Southern Limestone Alps.  They sit across three provinces: Belluno, South Tyrol, and Trentino.  

Alleghe, Belluno

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Alleghe, Italy | A charming mountain village | DJI Mavic Air 2019

Energy Butterfly

Here's a beautiful bird's eye view of a commune in northeastern Italy, compliments of contributor Energy Butterfly.  The name of the town is Alleghe, and it's in the province of Belluno, which is part of the Veneto region.  Alleghe sits on a lake of the same name, which was formed only a little over 200 years ago in a giant mountain landslide.  The town sits beneath Mt. Civetta, which is a popular climbing spot and has a peak elevation of about 3.2k meters (a bit over 10.5k ft.) above sea level.

Belluno's Coldai Lake

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Coldai's Lake

Alberto Ardit

The mountain lakes in Northern Italy’s Dolomites region are a thing to behold. The ice-cold glacial lakes, crystal clear mountain lakes, and refreshing bathing lakes are all filled with some of the cleanest water around. In this drone video by Alberto Aedit, you'll see a small, heart-shaped lake called Coldai.  It's nestled in the rocky edges at 2.1k meters (around 7k ft.) in the province of Belluno.  The 4K film explores the lake and takes multiple vantage points of the surrounding mountains.

Giau Pass

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Amazing Dolomiti


Check out this amazing drone video of a famous mountain pass in northern Italy, compliments of contributor Dake1979.  It's called Giau Pass, and it's located in Belluno, one of the provinces of the Veneto region.  Giau Pass connects the town of Cortina d'Ampezzo (home of Italy's most well-known ski resort) with the communes of  Colle Santa Lucia and Selva di Cadore.  The elevation of the pass is just over 2.2k meters, or a bit over 7.3k ft. above sea level.  

Crero, Verona Province

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Fly on Crero

Luke Bussola

Contributor Luke Bussola brings us this drone video of a beautiful spot overlooking Lake Garda in northern Italy.  The village is called Crero, and it lies on the hills over the lake's eastern shores, in the province of Verona.  It's part of the municipality of Torri del Benaco.  It lies about a half hour northwest of the city of Verona, the provincial capital.  Lake Garda is one of the most popular lakes in Italy, and the largest in the northeastern part of the country.  

Four Spots in the Summertime Dolomites

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Snow in Summer

Alberto Ardit

Top contributor Alberto Ardit created this DVOW winning drone video from Italy's Dolomite Mountains, which lies across three provinces in the Trentino-Alto-Adigio and Veneto regions.  The video features footage of the following locations: Giau Pass, which connects the fabled town of Cortina d'Ampezzo with two other towns in the Belluno province; Pordoi Pass, which connects the Sella and Marmolada masifs; Cinque Torri, a prominent rock group just south of Cortina; and Carezza's Lake, a small alpine lake in South Tyrol.  

Three Days in the Dolomites

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3 days on the Italian Dolomites

Alberto Ardit

The Italian Dolomites are some of the most scenic mountains in the world. Just ask pilot Alberto Ardit who spent three days traveling through them, capturing epic aerial footage along the way. The locations he’s visiting include: Dobbiaco, or Toblach, in South Tyrol; the largest natural lake of the Cadore, Lake Misurina; Auronzo di Cadore in the Italian region of Veneto; and the Drei Zinnen, or Tre Time di Lavaredo, three distinctive battlement-like peaks in the Sexten Dolomites.

Drone Views of Drei Zinnen

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Drei Zinnen -Tre Cime di Lavaredo

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Check out this stunning 4k drone video of one of the most famous masifs in the Alps, compliments of mavic pro.  Called, in various languages, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Drei Zinnen, or the Three Peaks, it's part of the Dolomites range which is itself part of the Southern Limestone Alps.  While the elevation of the middle peak is a modest 3k meters (around 9.8k ft.) they are amongst the world's most visually distinctive mountains.  They lie on the border between the Italian provinces of South Tyrol and Belluno.