Italia! photos of the month: February 2019

Val D'Orcia, Tuscany

Sit back and enjoy this gallery of glorious photos of Italy, all taken by Italia! readers – and read on to find out how to enter our monthly photo competition… This month’s winner:  “Val d’Orcia, Tuscany.” by Nick Board   More of our favourites this month… “This was taken in Sicily at the Valley of the Temples near Agrigento” by Ronald More...

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PALLANZA, ITALY APRIL, 25, 2018 - Terraced gardens in the botanical garden of Villa Taranto in Pallanza, Verbania, Italy.
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Viewpoint: Botanical Gardens at Villa Taranto

The Botanical Gardens at Villa Taranto in Pallanzo on the shore of Lake Maggiore were established in the 1930s by a Scotsman called Neil Boyd Watson McEacharn… Photo by iStock/ Getty Images Captain Neil Boyd More...

Piazza del Campidoglio with statue of Marcus Aurelius in Rome, Italy.
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Past Italia: Marcus Aurelius on horseback

The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius stands centre stage in Rome’s Piazza del Campidoglio… Photo by Getty Images One of the few stipulations that the Pope made when he commissioned Michelangelo to redesign More...

Ortigia, Syracuse, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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Italia! photos of the month: January 2019

We’re kicking off the new year with these spectacular shots from all over Italy – all taken by our talented readers… This month’s winner:  “Ortigia, Syracuse, Sicily. 13 December. The Festa di Santa More...

Sunset over Monte Cervino, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Viewpoint: Monte Cervino

The sun catches the peak of Monte Cervino, aka the Matterhorn, as it sets over the Italian border with Switzerland in Val d’Aosta… Photo by Getty Images It is the region of Dolomites, at the eastern end of More...

snow in Rome, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Past Italia: Snowfall in Rome

It snowed in Rome last February, and in 2012, though historically it’s actually quite a rare event… Photo by Getty Images This photograph was taken on Monday 26th February 2018, after the ‘Beast from the More...

Florence, Italy, springtime
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Italia! photos of the month: December 2018

We’ve got a gorgeous crop for this month’s Reader Photo Competition – which one is your favourite? This month’s winner:  “Doing what Italians do best – talking! Maiori, Salerno.” by Brian More...

Father Christmas, Venice, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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Viewpoint: Father Christmas in Venice!

Six rowers, all dressed as Father Christmas, cut a steady course across the Venetian lagoon on their mission to deliver presents to children… Photo by Getty In the far north of Italy, the bringer of gifts is More...

Florence, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
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Italia! photos of the month: November 2018

It’s time for November’s gallery of spectacular photos of Italy… the perfect pics to inspire your next Italian adventure This month’s winner:  “Rose at the Duomo, Florence.” by Nick Board, More...

Piazza della Signoria, Florence
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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Past Italia: Piazza della Signoria

Florence’s Piazza della Signoria is named after its palazzo, which is now also known as the Palazzo Vecchio Photo by Getty Images The Duomo may be the more famous Florence landmark, but the Piazza della Signoria More...