Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Italian Holiday

My holiday in Italy has taught me a number of things. It taught me that there is beauty in simplicity. With regards to style, it taught me what the art of sprezzatura - studied carelessness - is all about. It taught me that human connection, whether through conversations, ordering an espresso at a busy bar or simply hanging out at a piazza with friends, trumps social media anytime. Finally, it taught me that the country's grandeur can only be experienced in person. While the following photographs give you a glimpse of some of the most beautiful sights I saw while I was there, it's obviously still better to see them with your own eyes. So the next time you plan a trip, make Italy number one your must-visit list.

The Vatican City and Rome from the dome of St. Peter's Basilica

Vertical gardening, Italian style

The Colosseum

Rainy day at the Spanish Steps

Assisi's breathtaking view

Quaint streets in Assisi

Santa Rita di Cascia

Driving through Castelluccio

Tuscany's vibrant landscape

The Piazza del Campo in Siena

Beautiful Florence, my favourite Italian city

Hustle and bustle at Piazza della Repubblica

Still life in Lucca

Duomo di Firenze

Venice's famous gondolas

Lunch with a view at Stresa

View from my hotel room in Lago Maggiore

Cold and foggy at the Duomo di Milano

Odd statue inside the Duomo di Milano. I love how the sunlight is shining on it.

Street scene in Milan


thwany said...

Your photos are absolutely beautiful.

Luuworld said...

gorgeous pics. wow, you really worked italy! love the shot from assisi. haven't been too big of an italy fan, but maybe i should seriously reconsider :)


Thanks a lot!

Yes, we were there for three weeks so I really saw a lot of places most tourists don't get to see. My favourites were Florence and Stresa/Lake Maggiore. You should definitely reconsider! Btw, don't forget to join the giveaway!

Man Front said...

Agree with the comments above! Stunning photos!