Tag: italy

May 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: of Lava and Snow

Picture of the Day: of Lava and Snow

Photograph by JACOPO MARTOCCHI 500px | Facebook In this beautiful night-time capture by Jacopo Martocchi, we see fog illuminated by the city lights of Chiavenna, Italy. The artificial light gives the fog a ‘lava-like’ quality. Chiavenna is a city (municipality) in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region of Lombardy. It is located…

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Apr 29, 2014

Picture of the Day: San Giulio Island, Italy

Picture of the Day: San Giulio Island, Italy

SAN GIULIO ISLAND, ITALY Photograph by Luca Casartelli In this lovely capture by Luca Casartelli, we see Isola San Giulio (or San Giulio Island) on Lake Orta, in the region of Piedmont in northwestern Italy. The island measures 275 metres (902 feet) long by 140 metres (459 feet) wide. The most famous…

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Feb 24, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Worn Marble Steps at the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Picture of the Day: The Worn Marble Steps at the Leaning Tower of Pisa

THE WORN MARBLE STEPS AT THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA Photograph by SALENA LETTERA / THE DAILY RANT Website | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Instagram Here’s an interior view of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa you don’t typically see. Taken by Salena Lettera of The Daily Rant, we see…

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Sep 9, 2013

Picture of the Day: Giant Staircase Art Made from Potted Plants

Picture of the Day: Giant Staircase Art Made from Potted Plants

GIANT STAIRCASE ART MADE FROM POTTED PLANTS Photograph by ANDREA ANNALORO Seen here is the famous 142-step staircase of Santa Maria del Monte in Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy. Each step is decorated with a different ceramic mosaic. Each year for about a month (typically May – June), potted plants are creatively arranged on…

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Jul 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sky’s the Limit

Picture of the Day: Sky’s the Limit

SKY’S THE LIMIT Photograph by Sam Javanrouh | topleftpixel tumblr In this perfectly framed photograph by Sam Javanrouh, we look skyward from a beautiful courtyard in Siena, Italy. Sam took great care in locating the absolute center of the courtyard and must have been laying on the ground (or had a tripod…

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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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