A very rough (and probably low) estimate of pictures of Italy I have in my personal files is around 2500. So, in what seems like a perfect way to avoid post-Christmas clean up and neglected laundry from the holidays, I thought it would be fun to showcase some of my top favorites this month.
Enjoy today’s picks, primarily from Tuscany and Rome, presented in no particular order. Buon viaggio!
Above: Monteriggioni, a charming, well-preserved walled Tuscan town. Highly worth a visit, especially if you’re traveling Italy with kids. Below: an inviting negozio (shop) in San Gimignano.
Above: Somewhere in Tuscany. No collection of favorites would be complete without something from the “Doors of Italy” category, nor without a praying child. Photo below, one of the countless beautiful churches in Rome. Notice Daughter’s little silver rosary box, still a treasured souvenir.
Love this photo above, snapped in Rome at the Forum ruins.
Above: Gorgeous Verona; next two shots below are from the photogenic little Tuscan town of Certaldo.
More from Monteriggioni, above photo is included mostly because this is one of my favorite churches in Italy (read more here). Below: beautiful, bright flowers burst from a stone planter that looks centuries old to me.
Above: In 2010 I returned to Italy for the first time in 25 years, and this was the second picture of the trip. I think it’s one of the best in my entire collection. Below: ditto, but this was photo #4 of the trip.
Above: Ok, so Daughter was only about three feet tall when this photo was taken in Rome but even so, this is a pretty big door. I’m fairly certain this is the Quirinale Palace, one of the three official residences of the president of the Italian Republic. Below: Happy in Monteriggioni.
I would love for you to share one of your favorite snapshots from Italy, and I invite you to post it on my Facebook page!