Tag: italy

Jun 1, 2015

Picture of the Day: Pug Life

Picture of the Day: Pug Life

Pictured here is a glorious pug in the comune of Bellagio, located on Italy’s Lake Como. The expression, the juxtaposition with the lady on the left, and the way the sun hits the pug; it’s all just great.

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Apr 10, 2015

This Guy Spent the Last 40 Years Building His Own Human-Powered Theme Park

This Guy Spent the Last 40 Years Building His Own Human-Powered Theme Park

It began on June 15, 1969 with two jugs of wine, a bag of sausages and a grill. Two guys walked by and asked, “what is this?” Bruno replied, “it’s a restaurant”, and Ai Pioppi was born. Located in Battaglia, Italy, the family run restaurant still operates to this day, some 45 years later.…

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Feb 26, 2015

Fisherman Catches and Releases Record Breaking 280-pound Catfish

Fisherman Catches and Releases Record Breaking 280-pound Catfish

Fisherman Dino Ferrari caught and released a Wels Catfish weighing 280-pounds (127 kg) and measuring 8 ft 9 in. (2.67 m) in length. The 280-pound behemoth is believed to be the largest catfish ever caught with a rod and reel. Ferrari caught the fish on 19 February 2015 in the Po Delta, an area…

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Oct 27, 2014

Picture of the Day: Morning Fog in Tuscany

Picture of the Day: Morning Fog in Tuscany

Photograph by Selitbul In this beautiful sunrise capture, we see an amazing farmhouse located near Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia in Tuscany, Italy. The morning fog over the rolling hills makes for an idyllic scene. Imagine waking up and enjoying a nice cup of coffee overlooking a view like that! Tuscany is a region…

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Oct 23, 2014

This is Where Your Marble Comes From

This is Where Your Marble Comes From

I had no idea what the extraction process at a marble quarry was like and certainly didn’t imagine it was like this. Watch Il Capo aka The Chief, guide his men using a silent language of gesture and sign as they extract gigantic slabs of marble. Italian artist and filmmaker Yuri Ancarani captures the…

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Aug 29, 2014

Picture of the Day: Arpino, Italy

Picture of the Day: Arpino, Italy

Photograph by Raffaele Camardella Arpino is a comune (municipality) in the province of Frosinone in the region of Lazio in central Italy. Its Roman name was Arpinum and the ancient city dates back to at least the 7th century BC. [source] As of 2007, Arpino had a population of 7,684 over an area of…

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Jul 26, 2014

Picture of the Day: Crystal Clear Canoeing

Picture of the Day: Crystal Clear Canoeing

Photograph by Cristian Perrella In this fantastic GoPro capture by Cristian Perrella, we see the crystal clear Lago del Matese in Caserta in the south of Italy. What a beautiful landscape to canoe through! The image was selected as GoPro’s photo of the day earlier this year. Lago del Matese can be seen on…

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