Italy Gratitude List: Pretty Little Details

Wrapping up my Italy Gratitude List series, I wanted to give a nod to some smaller things that are quintessentially Italian. Things that make me stop in my tracks to capture it in a photo… photos which most certainly, but very unintentionally, embarrass my traveling buddies (“Oh no, Mom’s taking a picture of her salad again” and “Please, no, another picture of a door?” are phrases I have heard multiple times).

But it is precisely these tiny details — embellishments of ordinary items, pops of unexpected color or artful window displays — which give Italy its daily elegance and artistry.

Click to enlarge and enjoy every pretty little detail



This month I have been sharing a few aspects of Italy and the Italian culture for which I am most grateful, because they inspire awe, are unique or are just simply charming. Click here and here for the other posts in this series.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Jennifer says:

    These are quite reminiscent of my own photos and deliver the same sense of “aaah” and “siigh” that I feel when I scroll through. A dear friend gave me one of those electronic photo frames that sits in our kitchen too. It has family photos, celebrations, milestones, and includes many from our travels to Italia as well. What treasures!

    1. Scrolling through Italy photos is a wonderful meditation! Wishing you a great day 🙂

  2. OMG Stacey, my travelling buddies say exactly the same to me too… “No mum, don’t take another photo of your food!!”
    Are we that embarrassing? Oh well, I just go ahead and take my photos anyway 😉
    Nice doors. Xx

  3. Brad Nixon says:

    Right. So, tell your daughter she may not brag about her mother once the “Fabulous Doors of Italy” book is published by Taschen, nor may she accompany you on your world tour to promote it. Never, ever lose that keen eye and fierce appreciation for the details.

  4. Annmarie says:

    Lovely! Stacy, with your permission, I want to share it in my group “Lovers of Italy” as it is perfect in that it highlights snippets of Italy we have all fallen in love with. Let me know if that is ok, Annmarie xx

    1. I’d love for you to share it! Thanks so much!

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