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Snapshots from Italy: Favorites Across the Years, Part 1

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!

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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.

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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.

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Love this photo above, snapped in Rome at the Forum ruins.

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Above: Gorgeous Verona; next two shots below are from the photogenic little Tuscan town of Certaldo.

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Above: Along the shores of Lake Como (more here and here)

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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.

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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.

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europe2010-463Above: 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.-What kind of time did you have--


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! 

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