The 10 most beautiful waterfalls in the world

From Niagara to Iguazu, not to mention our breath taking, home-grown Italian waterfalls

MILAN – Waterfalls have always been considered one of the most beautiful sights of the natural world. A visit to certain falls is a thrilling experience, witnessing a sight that is moving to say the least. Here are the top 10 recognised most beautiful waterfalls in the world

VICTORIA, ZIMBABWE Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya are on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe in East Africa. Water from the river Zambesi cascades down in a single vertical drop for over 107 metres, the falls are over 1,708 metres wide.

IGUAZU, ARGENTINA – Located on the border between Brazil and Argentina. They may not be very high (87 m) but are an impressive sight: they are made up of 275 falls in a horseshoe shape. They cover 2,700 metres.

ANGEL, VENEZUELAThe highest waterfall in the world with a height of 979 metres. It is located in the Canaima National Park, a UNESCO site. It is named for the person who discovered the falls, American aviator Jimmie Angel.

NIAGARA, USA-CANADA Niagara Falls are probably the most famous falls in the world. Although only slightly over 50 metres high, they are the biggest falls in North America.

KAIETEUR, GUYANA – Located in South America. The water drops for 226 metres, before reaching the first of a series of steep falls.

GULLFOSS, ICELAND – A magnificent waterfall located in the south-west of  Iceland. It is not particularly high (11 and 21 m), but is considered one of the most beautiful.

YOSEMITE, USA – It is the highest waterfall in North America, dropping 739 metres in the Sierra Nevada of California. The falls are fed by melting snow, which sometimes leads to the flow drying up due to small quantities of snow.

PLITVICE, CROATIA – Located in the Plitvice Lakes National Park. It’s not their size that makes them famous, but the colours the waters take on. From light azure to crystal clear and from turquoise to emerald green. It really is a wonder to behold.

SUTHERLAND, NEW ZEALAND – With a height of 580 metres, it is one of the highest falls in the world. It divides into three falls that create a unique view. It takes its name from Donald Sutherland, who discovered it in 1880.

MARMORE, ITALY – Located in Umbria this is one of the highest in Europe. It has a total height of 165 metres, divided into three sections.