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  • Displaced Nation

    A view of the countryside near Orvieto from via Ripa Medici, on the western edge of the town. So, what is it about central Italian hill-towns like Orvieto? Their appeal goes far beyond the picturesque. Slideshow via Conde Nast Traveller

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I saw this same scene many times while in Italy - older women stopping to chat with an acquaintance, both wearing black, carrying shopping bags in one hand and their purse on the other...

  • Geeky Travelers

    Out of all the pins that I have on all of my boards this is the one that gets repinned the most! Lots of Nonnas out there! :-)

  • Linda Clark

    I believe it. My Nonna & Nonno are a huge part of life. They r beautiful.

  • Georgia St.-K.

    They are in black because they mourn fir a dead elived one, their husband or a child.

  • Beatrice

    Yes, They are "vedove". Her husband died...

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Italian Scene - Security bars never looked sooooo beautiful

Dolceacqua, Liguria. Dolceacqua is a comune in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 120 km southwest of Genoa and about 35 km west of Imperia, on the border with France.

  • Pia Hache

    Went there last year while going through the mountains visiting Apricale and Bajardo. Beautiful small town, especial the medieval part of Dolceaqua, which is shown in this picture.

and drive the wrong way up a one-way street going twice the speed limit

From the top of little town Erice, Sicily >>> so cute!

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Makes me think of Italy and my heart squeezes :-) *sigh*