Seven Natural Wonders of Italy

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Italy is a country that is most commonly recognized or celebrated because of its historical architecture, rich traditions and culture. However, it is fair to say that Italy is also home to many wonders of nature offering the nature enthusiasts a tremendous encounter with the natural wonders.


Mont Blanc

Statistically speaking, it is the tallest mountain in Europe that falls outside the Caucasus range. The mountain reaches a summit of 15,781 feet (4,810 m). From a topographical prominence perspective, it ranks eleventh in the world.

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Mont Blanc


Blue Grotto

Blue Grotto

The Blue Grotto is a sea cave found in southern Italy on the island of Capri. The local Italians call the wonder Grotta Azzurra. The name is derived from the coloring of the water and cave created by the light entering through a small hole in the cliff.

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Mount Etna

Mount Etna is a stratovolcano located on the island of Sicily. Statistically speaking, it is the tallest active volcano across the entire continent of Europe. It reaches a height of 10,990 feet (3,350 m) and is ranked 59th globally based on prominence.

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Mount Etna


Lake Garda

Lake Garda

Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. It measures 32.06 miles (51.6 km) long and stretches 10.37 miles (16.7 km) wide. The lake reaches a depth of 1,135 feet (346 m). The lake is found in the north part of Italy between the tourist destinations of Venice and Milan.

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Dolomites

The Dolomites are one of the most beautiful collection of mountains in all of Europe. The mountain range in northeastern Italy is part of the Southern Limestone Alps. A national park along with other regional parks protect the Dolomites, which have been established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Dolomites


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Grotta Gigante

Grotta Gigante is the largest tourist cave in Italy and the second largest in the world. The main cavern reaches a height of 351 feet (107 m). The extends 213 feet (65 m) across and 430 feet (130 m) long. It was in the Guinness Book of Records until the opening of La Verna cave in 2010.

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Scala dei Turchi

Scala dei Turchi is an amazing rocky cliff located on the island of Sicily. The name actually translates in Italian meaning, “Stair of the Turks.” The rocky cliffs are created from mari, which is a sedimentary rock that is characterized by white color.

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Scala dei Turchi


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