Italy

Siena Cathedral at Sunrise in Tuscany without people

Siena Cathedral | Italy

Nestled in the heart of picturesque Tuscany lies a gem of medieval architecture and spiritual beauty: the Siena Cathedral. Throughout our three weeks in rural

Largo Cairoli in Milan

Largo Cairoli | Milan, Italy

Today I thought I would surprise Daria with this photo. “Lisbon!” she exclaimed. “No, wait…” Indeed, the Yellow Tram is something you find plenty of

Gate and Tower of the Sforza Castle in Milan; Italy

Sforza Castle | Milan, Italy

Sforza’s Castle in Milan is one of the city’s focal points. Despite this, it is often overlooked in photographs depicting this northern Italian city. Sforza’s

View of Verona and the Adige river at sunset | Italy

Sunset in Verona | Italy

Do you recognize this view of Verona (Italy) from St Peter’s Castle? Apart from being one of the most popular shots of the city of

Ponte Vecchio by night in Florence, Italy

Ponte Vecchio in Florence | Italy

Florence’s Ponte Vecchio or “Old Bridge” was probably one of the first bridges spanning the Arno River. Its history is therefore not straightforward. It was

Panorama of Como in Italy - the lake city and the Alps

Panorama of Como | Italy

This photo of the city and Lake Como overlooking the Alps was taken during our “road trip” through Italy. The city of Como is only

City center of Florence and shopping in Italy

Florence city center | Italy

The historic centre of Florence has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982. The city’s more than 600 years of splendour are

The medieval streets of Ferrara

Streets of Ferrara | Italy

Ferrara is a half renaissance half medieval Italian town. It’s mostly known for sights like Ferrara Cathedral, Palazzio del Diamanti, Castello Estense and Casa Romei.

Ferrara Castle/Castello Estense/Castello di San Michele; Italy

Ferrara Castle | Italy

This defensive castle in Ferrara was built in the 14th century by the noble Italian d’Este family. The castle is also called Castello Estense or

South Tyrol, Antholz Lake in the Dolomites in Italy in the Summer

Antholz Lake in South Tyrol | Dolomites, Italy

Antholzersee, translated Lake of Antholz in English, is the third largest Lake in South Tyrol. Surrounded by mountain peaks, it is one of the most picturesque places in the Dolomites which we saw. When we reached this viewing point, we almost felt overwhelmed by the silence and yeah… the fresh air, which at a height of 1642 meters over the sea level, was not so easy to breathe.

Milano Bosco Verticale (“Vertical Forest”) in Italy.

Bosco Verticale | Milan, Italy

The Bosco Verticale – “The Vertical Forest” was one of the most unique buildings I had ever seen in Milan. There were 900 trees, 5,000 shrubs and 11,000 floral plants that had been imbedded against the two towers. The towers were built in this style, to reduce smog and increase oxygen levels.  

Piazza del Duomo at sunrise – Milan, Italy.

Piazza del Duomo | Milan, Italy

Milano Duomo is the 5th largest Cathedral in the world and among this list of five – it is the oldest Cathedral. The day before I took this photo, we were enjoying some “Spritz” with a friend in a rooftop bar. From there, we had a view of the top of the Cathedral. From a bird’s eye view, you can see the many sculptures that are decorating the Duomo Towers.

The Ponte Vecchio with jewellery shops in Florence, Italy.

The Ponte Vecchio | Florence, Italy

The Ponte Vecchio “The Old Bridge” replaced the Roman Stone Bridge of Florence in 1345. Today it is impossible to be in Florence and not pass by it on foot, enjoying the marvellous jewellery shops that have situated on Ponte Vecchio for centuries. It is also one of the most interesting bridges that I have ever seen because of its construction and the history it carries.

San Gimignano and the San Gimignano vineyards, Italy.

San Gimignano and The Vineyards | Italy

San Gimignano is known in Italy as “the Town of Fine Towers”. The towers of this medieval town are visible from every point you approach on the hill that it stands on. The dozens of tower-houses are a symbol of San Gimignano but, it’s not the only symbol of this place – another, is the vineyards with the famous Vernaccia grapes!

Florence Cathedral - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore in Italy.

Florence Cathedral with Brunelleschi Duomo | Florence, Italy

For many decades after the establishment of Florence Duomo in the 13th Century, the Florence Cathedral was opened, and it took the genius mind of Filippo Brunelleschi to figure out exactly how to build the dome, the first of its kind in the 15th Century. In our day today, it dominates the skyline of the city and makes you marvel at how this structure survived through the ages.

The Urbino Cathedral (Urbino Duomo) in Italy

The Urbino Cathedral | Urbino, Italy

When you visit the Urbino old town, it may seem like a travel back in time. If you look on the buildings and ignore modern outfits of people passing by, the posters, café umbrellas, you can feel like a time traveller visiting on a summer’s day, that is 500 years ago. This is the impression one could have, especially when you visit the square in front of the Urbino Cathedral.

Venice St Mark’s Square with St Mark’s Basilica and St Mark's Campanile – summer in Italy

St Mark’s Square | Venice, Italy

Piazza San Marco, internationally known as St Mark’s Square gained its own nickname “La Piazza” – THE Square, and I think it says a lot about Venice’s importance. There is a legend that Napoleon called it “the drawing room of Europe”. In our day, I would say the “photographing room of Europe”.