Armchair Traveller: Bella Italia
SAN GIULIO ISLAND, ITALY In this lovely capture by Luca Casartelli, we see Isola San Giulio on Lake Orta, in the region of Piedmont in northwestern Italy. The island measures 275 metres (902 feet) long by 140 metres (459 feet) wide. The most famous building on the island is the Basilica of Saint Giulio, close to which you can see the monumental old Seminary (1840s). The little island, just west of the lakeshore village of Orta San Giulio, has very picturesque buildings.
Isola San Giulio
Palazzo Gangi Palazzo Valguarnera-Gangi is the large ancestral townhouse first of the Princes Valguarnera and then of the Princes Gangi, situated in the Piazza Croce dei Vespri, Palermo, Sicily. The house was constructed in several phases during the 18th century and completed circa 1780.**
This crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed, and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.
pomodori appesi usanza italiana per conservare
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Basilicata is best reserved for seasoned travellers. This is a region found in the “calve” of Italy, and the locals here are not especially accustomed to tourists, so you won’t find any tour buses here.
Lightning strike on the hills above Firenze (by Moro)
Vernazza Armada, Cinque Terre
Need the "Road of Perfect Love"? It's in Italy, of course... in Genova!
Best view in Rome. Italy. Known affectionately by Romans as the “hole of Rome,” its abiding attraction draws queues of visitors to this peaceable “out of the way” spot. This shot show the keyhole… and the remarkable view once you look through it.
Cielo! [Bologna, Emilia-Romagna]
Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Abruzzo
Capo Vaticano, Calabria. By Zio Paperino
Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy. This is the grave of Italino Iacomelli, a child dead 16 August 1925 five years old, victim of a mad killer while it played in the publics garden with its hoop. Its mother already was died. The father, Donatello Iacomelli (1889/1976) has been buried in this grave where the mother rests also.
Staglieno Cemetery, Genova
Hike through the five towns of Cinque Terre, Italy. It will be one of the best things you ever do!
La Fenice .... which really did rise from the ashes, thanks to Francesco da Mosto (among others). (Candida Höfer)
Oldest Building in the Best Preserved Fortified Medieval Village in Toscana
La Valle dei Mulini (The Valley Of The Mills)
Detail of a fresco found in Pompeii ” Eros Punished by Venus.” National Museum, Naples, Italy.
Campo de' Fiori market, Rome, Red and yellow capsicum, egg-plants and other fresh produce at an outdoor fruit and vegetable stall in the Campo de' Fiori market. Jonathan Smith Lonely Planet Photographer © Lonely Planet Images 2011
Campo di Fiori.... if you are going to visit Rome rent an apartment near the campo, great spot !