Italian Talks thought it might be fun to ask 20 top Italy bloggers to each share a photo from Italy and write a few words about why it’s special to them. Enjoy the images and please check out their links so you can view more of their Italy photos and posts.
And we’d love to know your favourites! Either let us know on Twitter @ItalianTalks or leave us a comment below.
This city street shows signs both of Lucca’s past and present; in the curvature of the wall you can make out the original Roman architecture; the bikes leaning against the building represent the typical mode of transportation which the contemporary Lucchese use to get around their city!
–Melissa Muldoon from Studentessa Matta www.StudentessaMatta.com
La dolce vita in Gallipoli, Puglia
–Victoria De Maio from PostcardzfromVictoria http://www.postcardzfromvictoria.com/
The entire history of Western civilization is alive at once in Rome.
–Rick Zullo from Rick’s Rome http://rickzullo.com/
A magical night on Lake Garda! With the frenetic pace of our press trip now behind us, we had the opportunity to spend the latter part of our last day in Sirmione, Lake Garda, where we strolled along the cobbled lanes, admired quaint architecture, indulged in gelato and sat on the pier to watch the sun set – all was sublime in the world!
–Jeff Titelius from Eurotravelogue http://www.eurotravelogue.com/
The 1st century AD Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna is one of the most treasured examples of early Christian and Byzantine art in Western Europe. The basilica, with its towering columns and rich, vividly-coloured mosaics, is absolutely awe-inspiring.
— Keith Jenkins from Velvet Escape http://velvetescape.com/2013/07/ravenna-attractions/
Absolutely magical–a gondola ride in Venice.
–Karen Henderson from Venice Experience http://theveniceexperience.blogspot.com/#sthash.zDXYdaiC.dpbs
The over 500 year old Chiesa Madre in Licata, Sicily is special to me as it’s the church where my father was baptized.
– Lora from Savoring Italy http://savoringitaly.com/
The Dolomite region in North-Eastern Italy is spectacular, not just for the mountains but for the interesting mix of German/Italian culture
— Lisa Watson from Italian Kiwi http://www.italiankiwi.com/
A favourite because it is my little village of Ponte a Serraglio, one of the hamlets that make up Bagni di Lucca; you can see our apartment with its tiny balcony overlooking the river and the bridge.
–Debra Kolkka from Bagni di Luca and Beyond https://bagnidilucca.wordpress.com/
“Venice in the Fog” – An early morning stroll through Venice in mid-winter conjures up the ghosts of winters past and gives a feeling of how this beautiful city must have been hundreds of years ago.
–Orna O’Reilly from Orna O’Reilly: Travelling Italy http://ornaoreilly.com/
The indescribable feeling from one of the tallest mountains in western Europe: Monte Bianco in Courmayeur, Italy.
–Jennifer Martin from Vino Travels http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/
Italy has a way of weaving itself into your soul, not just for art and history but also for the sense of being wholly unpredictable, which is exactly why I adore it, the sense that you never know what might happen next.
–Georgette Jupe from Girl in Florence http://girlinflorence.com/
On a gloomy day when I look at this picture, I am reminded of the eternal glory of this wondrous city that is ROME!
–Ishita Sood from Italophilia! https://ishitasood.wordpress.com/
This church witnessed my proposal to my future wife back in 2012, and with its stunning architect and its location next to the Grand Canal, I could not think of anywhere else where I would declare my love for her.
–Aaron Crossley from Keys to Venice keystovenice.wordpress.com
La Torre Bissara, a 12th century clock tower, rises above Piazza dei Signori in Vicenza, my adopted city.
–Tom Weber from The Palladian Traveler http://thepalladiantraveler.com
Growing up in California–am drawn by the sea, the magic of light.
–Judy from Divina Cucina http://www.divinacucina.com/
Far from the crowds of Florence lies my favorite place in Italy, Le Celle, originally built by St. Francis of Assisi; it never fails to touch my soul.
–Lisa Condie from A Better Way to Italy http://betterwaytoitaly.com/
In Italy we don’t usually air our dirty laundry in public, but sometimes you’ve just got to do it! Lavari i panni sporchi in casa
–Monica Cesarato from Monica Cesarato Blog http://www.monicacesarato.com/blog/
–Raleigh Hussung from Love from Italia http://www.lovefromitalia.com/
The Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta in Camogli on the Italian Riviera with countless chandeliers which light up the inside of this church in colorful prisms of light.
–Susan Nelson from Timeless in Italy https://timelessitaly.wordpress.com/
(A bonus photo!)
What lies beyond the doors in Venice? Photo by Charles Christopher from the book Dream of Venice
–by JoAnn Locktov from Dream of Venice https://www.facebook.com/DreamOfVenice
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