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25 photos that will make you want to book a last-minute holiday to Italy

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25 photos that will make you want to book a last-minute holiday to Italy
August in Rome. Photo: Marie-Laure Messina/AFP
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It might already be late August, but you've still got time to enjoy Italy at its summer best. Here are 25 gorgeous reasons to book a last-minute trip.


Swimming in the Gulf of Orosei, Sardinia. Photo: Marco Molino/Flickr

 


Sunset over salt flats near Trapani, Sicily. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP

 


A view over Umbria from a hot air balloon. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

 


An evening stroll on the Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence. Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP

 


Swimming near Portofino, Liguria. Photo: Olivier Morin/AFP

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Vineyards over Manarola, part of the Cinque Terre. Photo: Olivier Morin/AFP

 


Sunflowers in the Crete Senesi, Tuscany. Photo: Antonio Cinotti for TravelMag.com, via Flickr

 

Surfing the Naviglio Grande canal in Milan. Photo: Olivier Morin/AFP

 


The sunken bell tower of Graun im Vinschau, South Tyrol. Photo: Davide Bedin/Flickr

 


Visiting the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily, by night. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP

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At the dog beach in Maccarese, near Rome. Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP

 


Making hay in Salcito, Molise. Photo: leastbutnotlast/Flickr

 


Boating on Lake Levico, near Trento. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

 


Lavender by the sea in Portonovo, Le Marche. Photo: Luca Boldrini/Flickr

 


A water fight in Campagna, near Salerno. Photo: Mario Laporta/AFP

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Traditional fishing nets in Comacchio, Emilia-Romagna. Photo: Borghy52/Flickr

 


Dining al fresco in Rome. Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP

 

Sketching the Boboli Gardens, Florence. Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP

 


Turquoise waters off Ponza Island, Lazio. Photo: Vertingetorige/DepositPhotos

 


Seeking shade in the ancient Circo Massimo in Rome. Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP

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The fishing village of Giovinazzo, Puglia. Photo: milla74/DepositPhotos

 


A late-afternoon hike to Rocca Calascio castle in Abruzzo. Photo: maximkabb/DepositPhotos

 


Sunset over Procida Island, off Naples. Photo: Porfirio/Flickr

 


Summer nights in Scicli, southern Sicily. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP

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