Visions of Italy
From the Alps to Sicily, tour all of Italy from a spectacular vantage point. Italians call their home Il Belapase, The Beautiful Country, and it has never looked more breathtaking than this unique aerial tour. Shot in high definition from a helicopter-mounted camera and planned with precision for optimum lighting and angles, your tour is enhanced by informative narrative and a score of evocative regional music. Take an emotional visit to your family's homeland, revisit favorite sights, or realize your dreams of discovering Italy for the first time - whatever your inspiration - you'll never have a better view.
Northern StyleThe tour begins in the Alps at the northern border and continues through Lombardy to Genoa, along the Ligurian coast to Portofino, then inland over the Tuscan countryside to Florence. After dipping into Umbria, the tour turns northeast, culminating in Venice.
Southern StyleA seamless sojourn following the rugged western coastline to the toe of the ""boot"" at Reggio di Calabria and then back inland over the countryside to Rome
SicilyAs part of Italy but very much a land unto itself, Sicily has always defied categorization. With its unique and dramatic beauty shaped by powerful volcanic forces and its culture influenced by conquering forces throughout the centuries, it is a place like no other. From ancient fishing ports to modern autostradas, terra-cotta rooftops and azure waters to the haze of volcanic craters, this unique aerial tour provided striking views of all that Sicily was and has become.
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