Starting today, you don’t have to come all the way to Italy to #takewalks with us! We’ve just launched a (if we do say so ourselves) pretty incredible video that “takes walks” through some of Italy’s most fascinating, and striking, spots. Want to know where we went on our big walk around Italy? Here’s a guide!
The very first floor we walk on is none other than St. Mark’s Square in Venice. But by 0:06, we’re walking across a field of hay in Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia.
Then we walk right into the parts of the Colosseum that are closed to the general public! At 0:11, we take a step straight out onto the arena floor of the Colosseum, following in the footsteps where thousands of gladiators and animals entertained the Romans and, yes, met their fates. (We restrained ourselves from shouting “Are you not entertained?”, but only barely).
(Coming to Italy and want to take this walk with us? Check out our VIP Access: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Top Tier experience!).
At 0:13, we’re at the top of Mt. Vesuvius, in the Vatican, and then by 0:14, we’re in the gorgeous Piccolomini Library in the Duomo of Siena—and then, briefly, back in the Val d’Orcia.
At 0:16, we’re in the Sistine Chapel, gazing at Michelangelo’s famous frescoes. That gorgeous view at 0:19? That’s your first real glimpse of the Val d’Orcia, an area in Tuscany filled with rolling hills and farms so beautiful, they’re protected by UNESCO.
We’re in St. Peter’s Basilica at 0:21, gazing at the altar of St. Peter with its famous baldacchino, the 9-story-tall, bronze canopy that Bernini designed.
At 0:31, we’ve buzzed over to Burano, the colorful fishermen’s island in the Venetian lagoon.
At 0:35, we’re hanging out in Lake Como, deciding whether to jump into that gorgeous water.
But 0:38? Everything starts to go haywire—we’re falling down Mt. Vesuvius, trying not to collapse into the volcano’s crater! (You can experience the volcano with us—but hopefully without the tripping—on our Vesuvius Volcano: Down into the Crater excursion with a volcanologist). We’re back in Venice for 0:43, and Tuscany at 0:45.
But at 0:49, we’re at the Duomo of Milan just in time to hear the bells chime… and then gazing at the view of the Bay of Naples from Mt. Vesuvius at 0:50.
Hey, who said you can’t #takewalks around Italy in less than a minute? Let us know in the comments below if you’ve been to any of the places we’ve visited, what scenes you loved most, or where you wish we would’ve gone!