Tag: italy

Jun 22, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sunrise in the Cinque Terre

Picture of the Day: Sunrise in the Cinque Terre

SUNRISE IN THE CINQUE TERRE Photograph by JAMES BRANDON | Prints available In this stunning sunrise capture by James Brandon, we see the village of Riomaggiore in the famous Cinque Terre region of Italy. Brandon recalls: “Out of the five little villages in the Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore is probably the most quaint…

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May 1, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Seaside Town of Vernazza

Picture of the Day: The Seaside Town of Vernazza

THE SEASIDE TOWN OF VERNAZZA Photograph by Christopher Schoenbohm Portfolio | Travel Blog | Tumblr | YouTube | Flickr Vernazza is a town and commune located in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northwestern Italy. It is one of the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre region. Vernazza is the…

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Dec 27, 2012

The House with Underground Caverns

The House with Underground Caverns

Located in Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy, Domus Civita was purchased in 2011 by architect and Studio F owner Patrizio Fradiani. The house’s main structure was part of a larger building that was divided up in the 20th century but was originally built in the 14th century. While the original stone fireplace, wooden beams and…

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Jul 12, 2012

The Galleria: Milan’s Glass Covered Street

The Galleria: Milan’s Glass Covered Street

Connecting two of Milan’s most famous landmarks (The Duomo and La Scala) is the famous glass-vaulted arches of the Galleria. Formally known as the ‘Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II‘, the street is covered by an arching glass and cast iron roof. A landmark in its own right, the Galleria is a sight to behold. Below…

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Feb 23, 2012

Italian Village Builds Giant Mirror to Combat 83 Days of Darkness

Italian Village Builds Giant Mirror to Combat 83 Days of Darkness

Photograph via Christophe Cauvy About 120 km (74.5 miles) northeast of Turin, Italy, lies a hamlet called Viganella. It’s a remote commune of a couple hundred German Buddhists situated at the bottom of a steep-sided Alpine valley, right up against the Swiss border. Every year from November 11th to February 2nd, the sun…

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Feb 14, 2012

The Seaside Restaurant Set Inside a Cave

The Seaside Restaurant Set Inside a Cave

In the town of Polignano a Mare in southern Italy (province of Bari, Apulia), lies a most unique dining experience at the Grotta Palazzese. Open only during the summer months, a restaurant is created inside a vaulted limestone cave, looking outwards toward the sea. The restaurant is part of the Grotta Palazzese hotel…

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