Reader Competition: Pictures of Italy

Send us your favourite pictures from your travels to Italy, and each month the best photo will win a bottle of Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco and cooler!…


Carnival Costumes

by Rosemary Wilmot

I was lucky to join the procession for the Silent Gondola Parade for the end of Carnevale – absolutely fantastic – in an old Batella for eight people. All the palazzi were candlelit, and even the waterbus stops were illuminated with candles. We had two lady rowers, and had mulled wine, Prosecco, carnival cakes and biscuits. Hundreds of people were on the bridges and on the sides of the canals watching us – what a privilege!

 Rosemary Wilmot winner


Loro Piceno
by Shaun Thomas

This was a morning view in April 2012 towards the village of Mogliano. I bought this property in 2004 and set about a total rebuild and renovation of this old farmhouse, built in the 1890s. The village of Mogliano is about three miles away, out towards the Adriatic coast.”



Email high-resolution jpegs of your best Italian photos (set your camera to its highest quality setting) to or send prints to ‘Reader Photo Competition’, Suite 6, Piccadilly House, London Road, Bath, BA1 6PL. Include a brief explanation of your photo – when and where you took it, why it’s special, plus your name and contact details. All entrants must be over 18. For Nino Franco stockists visit, or go to for more details on Nino Franco Prosecco.

Rules: Any photos you submit must be your own work and you must have the right to send them for inclusion on this page. By sending your entry, you are agreeing to this, agreeing that Italia!’s use of the photo will not constitute infringement of any rights, and confirming that you are over 18.