Thousands of photos
Since returning to Canada I’ve been sorting through thousands of photos taken over the three months we were in Italy. I wanted to share some but it’s so difficult to pick just a few since I have many favourites. I’ve done my best to pick just ten.
This first one, of a cart with the town of Montepulciano in the background is one of two I took from the same vantage point. It was afternoon and there was a storm coming but the sun was fighting to come out. The result was a natural light that made colours look faded and reminded me of an old painting.
The piazza next to the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, is very photogenic. Here the fog was lifting and exposing the valley below.
We spotted one of the prettiest market stalls in Citta della Pieve. The bundles of hot red peppers on the roof and bunches of red onions and garlic hung from the doors and rain gutter were perfect and colourful. It was too inviting to pass, we ended up buying some hot peppers and a bag of beautiful potatoes.
An old cart on a property in Ficulle, no longer functional but it still had something interesting going on. The blue paint and green leaves seemed to pop at dusk with the shed light turned on.
I’ve always been a fan of yarn bombing so I was happy to see this family of yarn owls sitting on a branch in Todi.
During chestnut season, chestnut vendors sell their roasted delicacies in most Italian cities. This one caught my eye as I was trying to escape the throng of people around Trevi Fountain.
We fell in love with Civita di Bagnoregio the first time we saw it. The best view is from the belvedere where you can position yourself in a way for the trees to partially obstruct the walkway and parking below.
One of our favourite outings, Parco dei Mostri is filled with interesting statues and monuments. This one, called Proteus, was screaming to have its photo taken.
Winter in Italy means artichokes, lots and lots of artichokes. This vendor at the Orvieto market would sell out every Saturday. Not all vendors let you touch the produce so make sure you ask first.
Is there anything more beautiful than the Italian countryside? Driveways lined with cypress trees, rows and rows of olive trees, a house nestled here and there. Can you spot the pool?