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List of the 1500 Most Beautiful Places in the World

by Mauro Martino

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I think that any place I see while travelling is worth to be seen, because travel to a new place is an end in itself. However, should I suggest some places among the thousands I saw and the others I know or guess, here is my preferred list. Each place I show is worth the trip in my view.

This list is based on my personal yet experienced taste and includes the places I have already visited and that, in a sense, are somehow "certified".

I think that 100 places, or even 500, are not enough to capture the variety of the wonders of the world, both natural and man-made (cultural expressions such as carnivals and ethnic dances are purposedly excluded). That's why I set a target at 1500 places for my top list (765 of which already visited). However the list could be dynamic: from time to time and only if strictly necessary, it can be updated the more I travel and see new worthy places that may replace others. Or in case of events, such as the 2017 collapse of Azure Arch in Gozo (Malta) which demanded its cancelation. Wonders damaged as a consequence of natural disasters (such as Bhaktapur in Nepal) or war (such as Palmyra in Syria) or accidents (such as Notre Dame in Paris) are kept as long as there is a hope of restoration.

My chart is divided into 3 sections. The first is the Top of the Pops for the man-made wonders, the top 12 places everybody should see before ..... retirement, the second is the same for the top 13 natural beauties (all tops visited!). The third list contains all the other places including those I have not yet visited. The list is indexed by country and all places are shown in no particular order.

Differently from all other collections of world wonders available on the Internet, my list, when started in 2014, was the first that aims to cover all the sovereign countries in the world and all the other "countries" in a broader sense, around 250 in total (255 to be precise). Each country deserves at least one site, so wherever you travel, you'll find a different wonder.

Above there is also a link to my list of the most beautiful cities in the world, taken in their entirety, chosen based on a number of factors such as cultural, social, economic and touristic. I saw all of them.

Good vision and good trips !

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The 12 Tops amongst man-made wonders

Peru
Machu Picchu

India
Agra
Taj Mahal

Egypt
Giza
Pyramids and Sphinx

Jordan
Petra

China
Great Wall

Italy
Rome
Colosseum

China - Tibet
Lhasa
Potala Palace

Easter Island
(Chile)
Moai

Cambodia
Angkor Wat and Temple Complex

Mexico
Chichen Itza Complex

Israel
Jerusalem
Holy Sepulchre

Myanmar
Bagan - Temples and Pagodas Valley


The 13 Tops amongst natural beauties
Brazil /
Argentina
Iguazu Falls

Kenya
Amboseli Savana

Australia
Great Barrier Reef

Vietnam
Halong Bay

Egypt
White Desert

Seychelles
La Digue
Anse Source d'Argent

Argentina
Argentina Lake and Perito Moreno Glacier

Australia
Uluru and the red desert

Brazil
The Amazonian Forest

United States of America
The Grand Canyon

Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni

Greenland
Ilulissat Icefjords
and Bay

Ecuador
Galapagos Islands

   


The rest of the Tops in the world (V = Visited)
Abkhazia


 Novy Afon Monastery
   
Afghanistan


 Jam Minaret

 Band-e-Amir Lakes

 Mazar-i-Sharif - Blue Mosque
Aland Islands


 Kastelholm
   
Albania


Bunkers (V)

Llogara Pass (V)

Butrint - Archaelogical Site (V)
Algeria


 Algiers Casbah

Djemila

Tassili N'Ajjer
American 
Samoa


 Ofu Island beaches
   
Andorra


Canillo - Sant Joan de Caselles - Medieval churches (V)

Nature in the Pyrenees (V)
 
Angola


 Miradouro da Lua and Kissama National Park

Pungo Andongo Rocks

Calandula Falls
Anguilla


 Shoal Bay East
   
Antarctica


 Cruising among glaciers

Ice Cap and Wildlife

Ross Ice Shelf
Antigua and 
Barbuda


 Half Moon Bay

 Cades Reef
 
Argentina


Tierra del Fuego (V)

Peninsula Valdes (V)

Landscapes of the Pampa (V)
 

Buenos Aires - Recoleta Cemetery (V)

Bariloche and Nahuel Huapi Lake

El Chalten - Fitz Roy
Armenia


Alaverdi - Haghpat Monastery (V)

Geghard Monastery (V)

Khor Virap Monastery and Ararat (V)
Aruba


Eagle Beach
 
 
Ascension


Long Beach
   
Australia


Sydney - Opera House (V)

Sydney - Harbour and Bridge (V)

Kings Canyon (V)
 

Mount Olgas (V)

Blue Mountains (V)

Cape Tribulation (V)
 

Kakadu National Park

Shark Bay

Fraser Island
 

Twelve Apostles and Great Ocean Road

Tasmania - Freycinet National Park

The Kimberleys
 

Whitsunday Islands
 
 
Austria


Wien - St. Stephen Cathedral (V)

Wien - Belvedere Palace (V)

Salzburgh - Old Town and Fortress (V)
 

Seegrotte (V)

Wien - Schonbrunn Palace (V)

Wien - Hofburg Palace (V)
 

Innsbruck - Old Town (V)

Grossglockner Scenery

Seefeld and Alpine Tyrol
 

Melk Abbey

Eisriesenwelt Cave
 
Azerbaijan


 Baku Old Town and Palace of Shahs (V)

Gobustan Mud Volcanoes (V)

 Baku - Flame Towers (V)
Bahamas


 Eleuthera Island

Exuma Cays and Sea Park

Dean's Blue Hole
Bahrain


 Qal'at al-Bahrain (V)
   
Bangladesh


 Paharpur Monastery

Sundarbans Forest

Bagerhat - Shat Gambuj Mosque
Barbados


 Bottom Bay
   
Belarus


Castle of Mir (V)

Nesvizh - Ratzvily Palace (V)

Belovezhskaya Forest
Belgium


Antwerp - Grote Markt and Cathedral (V)

Bruxelles - Grand Place (V)

Brugge - Beghinage and Channels (V)
 

Bruxelles - Atomium (V)

Ghent Old Town
 
Belize


 Blue Hole and Great Barrier Reef (V)

Caracol Archaelogical Site (V)

Hol Chan Marine Reserve - Shark Ray Alley (V)
Benin


 Ganvie Stilt Village

Boukoumbe Houses

Pendjari National Park
Bermuda


 Horseshoe Bay
   
Bhutan


 Taktshang Lhakhang

Trongsa Dzong

Punakha Dzong
Bolivia


 Altiplano - Lagunas de Colores and other Lagunas (V)

Lake Titicaca

Sucre
 

Tiwanaku
 
 
Bonaire


Klein Bonaire Islet Marine Park
   
Bosnia Herzegovina


Sarajevo - Bascarsija (V)

Sarajevo - War Cemetery (V)

Mostar Bridge (V)
 

Hutovo Blato Aviary Preserve (V)
   
Botswana


 Okavango Delta (V)

Chobe National Park (V)

Makdigakgadi Pan
Brazil


Rio de Janeiro - Sugar Loaf and Bay aerial view (V)

Fernando de Noronha - Baia dos Porcos (V)

Brasilia - Congresso and other Niemeyer architecture (V)
 

Beaches in Pipa (V)

Rio de Janeiro - Copacabana Beach (V)

Manaus - Amazonas Theatre (V)
 

Rio de Janeiro - Corcovado and Christ Redemeer (V)

Porto de Galinhas

Jericoacoara
 

Ouro Preto

Salvador de Bahia

Pantanal Wetlands
 

Lencois Maranhenses
 
 
British Virgin
Islands


 Virgin Gorda - The Baths

Jost van Dyke - White Bay
 
Brunei


 Bandar Seri Begawan - Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
   
Bulgaria


Sofia - Alexander Nevski Cathedral (V)

Rila Monastery (V)

Sofia - Boyana Church
 

Belogradchik Fortress
   
Burkina Faso


 Banfora - Sindou and Fabedougou Parks

Bobo Dioulasso - Mosque

Tiebele Village
Burundi


 Rusizi Natural Reserve
   
Cambodia


Tonle Sap floating village (V)

Phnom Penh - Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (V)

Preah Vihear
Cameroon


 Ekom-Nkam Falls

Mandara Mountains
 
Canada


Toronto - CN Tower (V)

Quebec City - Old Town (V)

Niagara Falls (V)
 

Victoria - Butchart Garden (V)

Whales in Saguenay Fjord (V)

Banff National Park - Lake Louise and other lakes (V)
 

Banff National Park - Nature along the Icefield Parkway (V)

Jasper National Park - Maligne Lake and Spirit Island (V)

Nature in Baffin Island
 

Bay of Fundy

Nature in Ellesmere Island

Torngat Mountains National Park
Cape Verde


 Sal - Santa Maria beaches

Fogo Island
 
Cayman Islands


Seven Mile Beach

Stingray City

Owen Island
Central African
Republic


 Boali Falls

Dzanga Sangha National Park

Manovo Gounda St. Floris National Park
Chad


 Ennedi Desert

Villages on Lake Chad
 
Chile


Torres del Paine National Park (V)

Isla Magdalena - Pinguinera (V)

 Atacama Desert (V)
 

Lago Todos los Santos and Volcan Osorno (V)

Chiloé Island (V)

Valparaiso (V)

Lauca National Park

San Rafael Laguna
 
China


Beijing - Summer Palace (V)

Beijing - Tian-An-Men Square and Forbidden City (V)

Beijing - Heavenly Peace Temple (V)
 

Xian - Old Town Walls (V)

Xian - Terracotta Army (V)

Yangshuo - Pinnacles on the Li River (V)
 

Shanghai - Pudong Skyline (V)

Beijing - Ming Tombs (V)

Guilin - Reed Flute Cave (V)
 

Shanghai - Jade Buddha Temple (V)

Suzhou Gardens (V)

Xian - Wild Goose Pagoda (V)
 

Beijing - Olympic Park (V)

Datong - Yungang Grottos (V)

Yuanyang - Hani Rice Terraces (V)
 

Lijiang Town (V)

Tibet - Yamdrok Lake (V)

Leshan Buddha (V)
 

Tibet - Lhasa - Jokhang Temple (V)

Tibet - Gyantse - Kumbum Pagoda (V)

Jiuzhaigou Park
 

Huangshan Mountains

Longji Rice Fields

Longmen Caves
 

Wulingyuan Pillars

Yangtze Gorges

Turfan - Emin Minaret
 

Dazu Rock Carvings

Baekdu Mountains - Heaven (Tianchi) Lake

Zhangye - Rainbow Mountains
Christmas
Island


 National Park and Red Crab Migration
 
 
Cocos
(Keeling)
Islands


 Beaches and Lagoon
   
Colombia


 Cartagena colonial town

Tayrona National Park

La Macarena National Park - Cano Cristales
Comoros


 Chomuni Beach
   
Congo
(Brazzaville)


 Odzala National Park

Ndoki Nouabale Park and Bayaka Pygmies Villages
 
Congo
Democratic
Republic


 Virunga National Park

Bonobo Reserve

Garamba National Park
 

Salonga National Park

Zongo Falls
 
Cook Islands


 Aitutaki Island

Rarotonga Island

Pukapuka Island
Costa Rica


 Arenal Volcano National Park

Corcovado National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park
 

Tortuguero National Park

Monteverde Cloud Forest

Poas Volcano National Park
Croatia


Dubrovnik - Old Town (V)

Plitvice Lakes (V)

Hvar Island
 

Pula Amphitheatre

Krka National Park

Mljet National Park
 

Trogir Old Town

Split - Diocletian Palace
 
Cuba


Havana - Old Town (V)

Cayo Largo (V)

Vinales Valley (V)
 

Santiago - Castillo San Pedro de la Roca
   
Curacao


 Willemstad Downtown
   
Cyprus


Larnaca - St. Lazarus Church (V)

Kykkos Monastery (V)

Paphos Bay and Archaeological Area (V)
 

Stavrovouni Monastery (V)
   
Czech Repubblic


Prague - Charles Bridge (V)

Prague - Library of Strahov Monastery (V)

Prague - Dancing House (V)
 

Cesky Krumlov - Old Town (V)

Kutna Hora Old Town

Telc Old Town
Denmark


Copenhagen - Nyhavn (V)

Copenhagen - The Little Mermaid (V)

Aarhus - Old Town (V)
 

Hillerod - Frederiksborg Castle (V)

Egeskov Castle (V)

Roskilde - Cathedral (V)

Skagen - Rabjerg Mile (V)
Djibouti


 Lake Abbe

Lake Assal

Moucha Islands
Dominica


Morne Trois Pitons National Park

Champagne Reef
 
Dominican
Republic


Damajagua Falls

Parque Nacional del Este

Bahia de las Aguilas
 

Playa Rincon and Samana Peninsula
   
East Timor


Jaco Island

Cape Fatucama and Cristo Rei
 
Ecuador


Quito - La Compania Church (V)

Cotopaxi National Park (V)

Quilotoa Lagoon
Egypt


Cairo - Egyptian Museum (V)

Ibn Tolon Mosque and Islamic Cairo (V)

Nile at Aswan (V)
 

Sharm El Sheikh - Tiran Reef (V)

Aswan - Philae Temple (V)

Abu Simbel and Nasser Lake (V)
 

Luxor Temples (V)

Edfu - Horus Temple (V)

Saint Catherine Monastery (V)
 

Luxor - Valley of the Kings (V)

Saqqara - Djoser Pyramid (V)

Sinai - Coloured Canyon (V)
 

Karnak Temple (V)

Siwa Oasis

Marsa Alam - El Luli Beach and Reef

Berenice - Beaches and Reef
   
El Salvador


Tazumal

Coatepeque Lake
 
Equatorial
Guinea


Monte Alen National Park
   
Eritrea


Dahlak Islands
   
Estonia


Tallinn Old Town (V)

Lahemaa National Park
 
Eswatini 
(Swaziland)


Malolotja Reserve

Mantenga Village

Mlilwane Nature Reserve
Ethiopia


Blue Nile Falls (V)

Lalibela Churches (V)

Gondar - Fasil Ghebbi (V)
 

Omo Valley Tribal Villages (V)

Erta Ale Volcano

Danakil Depression
Falkland
Islands


Wildlife
 
 
Faroe Islands


Vagar - Gasadalur

Eysturoy - Gjogv

Streymoy - Vestmanna Cliffs
Fiji


Mamanuca Islets

Wakaya Island

Turtle Island
 

Yasawa Islets

Taveuni - Bouma National Park
 
Finland


Koli National Park (V)

Tunturi in Lapland (V)

Savonlinna Fortress (V)
 

Porvoo - Wooden Houses (V)
   
France


Versailles Palace (V)

Chambord and other Loira Castles (V)

Carcassonne (V)
 

Paris - Notre Dame (V)

Paris - Louvre (V)

Avignon - Popes' Palace (V)
 

Chartres - Cathedral (V)

Landscapes and villages of Provence (V)

Mont Saint Michel (V)
 

Cliffs of Etretat (V)

Paris - Arc de Triomphe (V)

Fontainebleau Palace (V)
 

Paris - Opera Garnier (V)

Paris - Sainte Chapelle (V)

Honfleur (V)
 

Nimes - Arena (V)

Fougeres Castle (V)

Paris - Tour Eiffel (V)
 

Corse - Bonifacio

Reims Cathedral

Corse - Cargese Reserve
 

Crystal Cave

Corse - Desert des Agriates 

Haut Koenisbourg Castle
 

Beynac Castle and Dordogne River

Pont du Gard

Corse - Rondinara Bay
 

Corse - Scandola Reserve

Strasbourg Old Town

Tronoen and other Brittany Calvaries
 

Verdon Gorge

Amiens Cathedral
 
French Guiana


Cayenne - Sloth Preserve
   
French
Polynesia


Society Islands - Bora Bora

Marquesas Islands - Fatu Hiva

Gambier Islands - Mangareva
 

Society Islands - Maupiti

Society Islands - Moorea

Marquesas Islands - Nuku Hiva
 

Austral Islands - Raivavae

Tuamotu Islands - Rangiroa

Tuamotu Islands - Tikeau
Gabon


Ivindo National Park - Kongou Falls

Loango National Park

Lope Reserve
Gambia


Banjul - Fishing pirogues on the Gambia (V)

Banjul - Albert Market (V)

River Gambia National Park
Georgia


Mtshketa - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (V)

Kutaisi - Gelati Monastery (V)

Kazbegi - Trinity Monastery (V)
 

Davit Gareja - Monastery (V)

Ushguli and Svaneti region landscape
 
Germany


Munich - Deutsches Museums (V)

Neuschwanstein Castle (V)

Berlin - Museum Island (V)
 

Berlin - Brandenburg Gate (V)

Berlin - Schloss Charlottenburg (V)

Potsdam - Sansouci Palace (V)
 

Munich - Alte Pinakothek (V)

Cologne - Cathedral (V)

Cochem on Mosel
 

Aachen - Cathedral

Eltz Castle

Maulbronn Monastery
 

Dresden - Zwinger Palace

Koblenz - Rhyne Gorge

Rothenburg Village
 

Ulm Minster

Black Forest
 
Ghana


Kakum National Park

Cape Coast Castle
 
Gibraltar


The Rock (V)

Barbary Macaques (V)
 
Greece


Athens - Acropolis and Parthenon (V)

Athens - Agora and Hephaestus Temple (V)

Athens - National Archaelogical Museum (V)
 

Theatre of Epidaurus (V)

Delphi - Archaelogical site (V)

Mycenae - Lion's Gate (V)
 

Crete - Knossos Palace (V)

Crete - Elafonissi Beach (V)

Meteora - Agia Trias and other Monasteries (V)
 

Santorini - Oia Village (V)

Rhodes Old Town (V)

Ancient Olympia
 

Corfu beaches

Mount Athos Monasteries
 
Greenland


Ataa - Eqip Sermia Glacier (V)

Thule - Icepack and Dog Sledging
Grenada


Grand Anse Beach

Grand Etang National Park

Levera National Park
Guadeloupe


Ilet Caret

Les Saintes - Pompierre Beach

Les Soufrières Mountain and National Park
Guam


Gun Beach
 
 
Guatemala


Antigua - Colonial Town (V)

Tikal (V)

Lake Atitlan (V)
 

Semuc Champey

Chichicastenango Market
 
Guernsey


South Coastline Cliffs Trail
 
 
Guinea
(Conakry)


Bridal Veil Waterfall

Fouta Djallon Highlands and Villages
 
Guinea-Bissau


Varela Beach

Bijagos Islands - Villages and Nature
 
Guyana


Kaieteur Falls

Shell Beach
 
Haiti


Boucan Beaches

Laferriere Citadel

Sans Souci Palace
Honduras


Copan Mayan Ruins (V)

Punta Sal Reserve

Roatan Beaches and Reef
Hong Kong


Victoria Peak Skyline (V)

Lei Yue Mun Fishermen Village (V)

Sampan in Aberdeen (V)
 

Temple Street Market (V)

Waterfront and Skyline (V)
 
Hungary


Budapest - Buda Castle (V)

Budapest - Szechenyi Thermal Baths (V)

Budapest - Parliament and Danube (V)
 

Holloko Village

Hortobagy - Puszta View and Reserve

Sopron Old Town
Iceland


Gullfoss (V)

Fjadrargljufur Gorge (V)

Myvatn Volcanic Area (V)
 

Strokkur Geyser (V)

Vatnajokull Glacier and Skaftafell Park (V)

Thingvellir - Almannagja Rift (V)
 

Jokulsarlon Lagoon (V)

Myvatn - Krafla Leirhnjukur (V)

Reykjanes - Blue Lagoon (V)
 

Vik - Dyrholaey Cliffs (V)

Aldeyjarfoss

Leitahraun Lava Cave
India


New Delhi - Jama Masjid Mosque (V)

Jaipur - Amber Fort (V)

Pushkar - Ghats (V)
 

Ranakpur - Adinath Jain Temple (V)

Jodhpur - Mehrangarh Fort (V)

Fatehpur Sikri (V)
 

Varanasi - Funerary Ghats (V)

Ellora Caves (V)

Agra - Red Fort (V)

Mumbai - Dharavi Slums (V)

Udaipur - City Palace (V)

Delhi - Qutub Minar (V)
 

Ajanta - Caves (V)

Jaipur - City Palace (V)

Delhi - Lotus Temple (V)
 

Mumbai - Gateway of India (V)

Jaipur - Palace of Wind (V)

Delhi - Red Fort (V)

Kancheepuram - Ekambareshwarar Temple (V)

Mahabalipuram - Temples and Rathas (V)

Chidambaram - Thillai Nataraja Temple (V)

Kumbakonam - Airavatesvara Temple (V)

Thanjavur - Brihadeeswarar Temple (V)

Trichy - Sri Ranganatha Swamy (V)

Madurai - Meenakshi Amman Temple (V)

Periyar Lake - Nature and Wildlife (V)

Kerala Backwaters (V)
 

Pondicherry - Auroville - Matrimandir (V)

Darjeeling Tea Garden

Delhi - Humayun Tomb
 

Amritsar - Golden Temple

Gwalior Fort

Andaman Islands
 

Jaisalmer Fort

Kaziranga National Park

Kashmir Valley
 

Khajuraho Temples

Konark Sun Temple

Ladakh
 

Lakshadweep Islands

Hampi - Stone Chariot and other Temples

Vadodara - Statue of Unity
 

Mysore Palace
Indonesia


Java - Prambanan Temples (V)

Java - Borobodur Temples (V)

Bali - Ulun Danu Temple (V)
 

Bali - Rice fields (V)

Bali - Taman Ayun and other Balinese style temples (V)

Sumatra - Lake Toba
 

Irian Jaya - Baliem Valley and other Highlands Villages

Lombok - Gili Islands

Komodo National Park
 

Lombok - Mount Rinjani

Java - Mount Bromo

Sulawesi - Tana Toraja Villages and Funerals
 

Sulawesi - Bunaken Marine Park

Irian Jaya - Raja Ampat Islands

Sumatra - Belitung Island
 

Kalimantan - Kanjung Puting National Park

Sulawesi - Wakatobi National Park
 
Iran


Esfahan - Imam Square and Mosque (V)

Persepolis (V)

Shiraz - Eram Garden and Palace (V)
 

Tehran - Azadi Monument (V)

Tehran - Golestan Palace (V)

Yazd - Amir Chakhmaq
Iraq


Baghdad - Crossed Swords

Tallil - Ziggurat of Ur

Najaf - Wadi al Salaam Cemetery
 

Villages of the Wetland Marshes

Erbil - Old City Wall
 
Ireland


Clonmacnoise Monastery (V)

Kylemore Abbey (V)

Cliffs of Moher (V)
 

Ring of Kerry (V)

Blarney Castle (V)

Dublin - Trinity College Library (V)
 

Rock of Cashel (V)

Burren National Park (V)

Aran Islands
Israel


Jerusalem - Dome of the Rock and Temple Mount and Wall (V)

Jerusalem - Mount of Olives and Jewish Graves (V)

Nazareth - Grotto of Annunciation (V)
 

Palestinian Territories - West Bank - Dead Sea (V)

Palestinian Territories - West Bank - Qumran (V)

Masada
Italy


Erice (V)

Agrigento - Valley of Temples (V)

Piazza Armerina - Villa Romana del Casale (V)
 

Naples - Sansevero Chapel and Cristo Velato (V)

Pompei (V)

Padua - Basilica (V)
 

Assisi - Basilica (V)

Florence - Piazza del Duomo (V)

Pisa - Duomo Square and Leaning Tower (V)
 

Venice - Saint Mark Square (V)

Ravenna - Mosaics and Historical Christian Monuments (V)

Milan - Duomo (V)
 

Dolomiti Mountains (V)

Pescoluse Beaches (V)

Rome - Pantheon (V)
 

Ostia Antica - Archeological Area (V)

Tivoli - Villa Adriana (V)

San Gimignano (V)
 

Maddalena Archipelago (V)

Matera - The Sassi and the cave old churches (V)

Castel del Monte (V)
 

Cerveteri - Etruscan Necropolis (V)

Orvieto - Duomo (V)

Urbino - Ducal Palace (V)
 

Maggiore Lake - Isola Bella and other islands (V)

Taormina - Greek Theatre (V)

Alberobello - Trulli (V)
 

Paestum - Temples (V)

Capri - Faraglioni and Blue Grotto (V)

Siena - Piazza del Campo and Duomo (V)
 

Ferrara - Este Palace and Old Town (V)

Caserta - Royal Palace and Gardens (V)

Rome - Trevi Fountain (V)
 

Rome - Christians Catacombs (V)

Aeolian Islands - Stromboli (V)

Lake of Como - Bellagio's and other villas (V)
 

Ancona - Frasassi Caves (V)

Palermo - Cathedral (V)

Sardinia - Paradise Coast (V)
 

Amalfi Coast (V)

Bomarzo - Monsters Garden (V)

Florence - Medici Chapels (V)
 

Vicenza - Palladio Villas (V)

Florence - Pitti Palace (V)

Rome - Galleria Borghese (V)
 

Ercolano (V)

Naples - Maschio Angioino (V)

Manarola and Cinque Terre (V)
 

Milan - La Scala Opera House (V)

Milan - Santa Maria delle Grazie Church and Cenacolo (V)

Mount Etna (V)
 

Noto - Baroque Architecture (V)

Otranto (V)

Florence - Piazza della Signoria (V)
 

Rome - Vittorio Emanuele Monument (V)

Florence - Ponte Vecchio (V)

Portofino (V)
 

Mount Vesuvius (V)

Ravello - Villa Cimbrone (V)

Rome - Roman Forum and Palatine (V)
 

Rome - Pincio (V)

Rome - Spanish Steps (V)

Venice - St. Mark Basilica and Doge's Palace (V)
 

Venice - Rialto Bridge and Grand Canal (V)

Mantua - Frescos in Gonzaga's Palaces (V)

Tivoli - Villa d'Este (V)
 

Tonnara of Scopello (V)

Florence - Uffizi Galleria (V)

Rome - Castel Sant'Angelo (V)
 

Rome - Navona Square (V)

Mount Cervino

Lampedusa - Spiaggia dei Conigli
Ivory Coast


Yamoussoukro - Basilique Notre Dame de la Paix

Grand Bassam Beaches
 
Jamaica


Negril Beaches (V)

Dunn's River Falls (V)

Montego Bay - Doctor's Cave Beach (V)

Martha Brae River
   
Japan


Tokyo - Tsuki-ji Fish Market now moved to Toyosu (V)

Tokyo - Shibuya Crossing (V)

Kyoto - Kiyomizu  (V)
 

Nikko - Toshogu Shrine (V)

Kyoto - Gion (V)

Kyoto - Sanjusangendo Hall (V)
 

Tokyo - Asakusa Kannon Temple (V)

Tokyo - Akihabara (V)

Himeji Castle (V)
 

Ikaruga - Horyu-ji (V)

Osaka - Dotonbori (V)

Kamakura - Amida Buddha (V)
 

Fushimi - Fushimi-Inari Shrine (V)

Kyoto - Golden Pavilion Kinkaku-ji (V)

Kyoto - Nijo Castle (V)
 

Kyoto - Nishiki Market (V)

Mount Fuji (V)

Tokyo - Skytree Tower (V)
 

Nara - Todai-ji (V)

Osaka Castle (V)

Uji  - Byodo-in Temple (V)
 

Ushiku - Buddha Statue (V)

Hokkaido - Daisetsuzan National Park (V)

Hokkaido - Furano - Farm Tomita (V)

Nakano - Jigokudani Monkey Park
   
Jersey


Gorey - Mont Orgueil Castle
   
Jordan


Jerash (V)

Amman - Citadel (V)

Dead Sea (V)
 

Wadi Rum (V)

Qasr Kharana and other Desert Castles (V)
 
Kazakhstan


Almaty - Central Mosque

Altyn Emel National Park

Charyn Canyon
 

Astana - Khan Shatyr

Astana - Palace of Peace

Astana - Baiterek Tower
 

Turkestan - Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Mausoleum
   
Kenya


Tsavo West National Park (V)

Masai Mara Reserve and Masai Villages (V)

Diani Beach (V)
 

Lake Nakuru (V)

Lake Turkana

Lamu Island
 

Mount Kenya National Park
   
Kiribati


Gilbert Islands - Abaiang Island

Gilbert Islands - Marakei Atoll

Gilbert Islands - Tarawa Island
 

Line Islands - Kiritibati (Christmas) Island

Phoenix Islands - Nikumaroro Atoll
 
Kosovo


Pec Patriarchy (V)

Prizren Old Town (V)

Decani Monastery (V)
Kuwait


Kuwait City - Grand Mosque (V)

Kuwait City - Kuwait Towers (V)
 
Kyrgyzstan


Ala Archa National Park

Issyk Kul Lake

Yurt at Song Kul Lake
 

Karakol - Cathedral

Bishkek - Main Square

Lenin Peak
Laos


Luang Prabang - Wat Xien Thong (V)

Vientiane - Buddha Park (V)

Ethnic minorities villages in Mekong area (V)
 

Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Falls (V)

Vientiane - Pha That Luan (V)

Mekong River Cruise (V)
 

The Plain of Jars

Vang Vieng

Si Phan Don
Latvia


Riga - Old Town (V)

Sigulda -  Turaida Castle (V)

Gauja National Park
Lebanon


Baalbek (V)

Beit ed Dine - Emir Bechir Palace (V)

Anjar Ruins (V)
 

Jeita Grotto (V)
 
 
Lesotho


Semonkong Falls

Sehlabathebe National Park
 
Liberia


Sapo National Park
   
Libya


Cyrene

Ghadames Old Town

Leptis Magna
 

Sabratha

Tadrart Acacus
 
Liechtenstein


Vaduz - Old Town and Prince Castle (V)

Nature on the Alps (V)
 
Lithuania


Vilnius Old Town and Cathedral (V)

Vilnius - Gediminas Castle (V)

Trakai Island Castle
 

Curonian Spit

Ladakalnis Aukstaitija National Park
 
Luxembourg


Luxembourg - Old Town with The Grund and Fortress (V)

Esch-sur-Sure (V)

Vianden Castle (V)

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Note: while I visited all the sites shown in the pictures in this page with (V), not all the photos are mine (differently from the photos in the contries' reportages in this site that are all made by me); for some sites I took photos commonly available in the Internet. The reason is obvious: I started travelling in 1980, when you only had roll films of 24/36 shots, that you have to develop weeks later maybe discovering that the quality was not the one expected. So, if I involuntarily published some shots subject to copyright, I will remove them if proved; just inform me.
Last update: January 2020

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