Sometimes when I'm feeling a little blue, I'll return to the many Italian photo galleries that I've collected over the years...in a matter of minutes, I'll be far way: floating down a canal in Venice or wandering through Tuscan meadows of sunflowers and cypress trees.
These amazing photos of Italy truly are a balm for the soul, so if you'd like to drift off to faraway places, simply click over to our galleries, which are here on this site or on our MiOMyItaly site.
The collection continues to expand as I explore more of "my" Italy and thanks to people who belong to our community on Facebook sharing photos of "their" Italy.
The gorgeous selection of photos from Italy below, taken in Rome, Florence, Liguria, and Venice, were all taken by one of the members of our Supporters community, Jesus Reyes. It is one of the ones I love most. I'm sure you'll enjoy it too, and if you do, please click Like below.
Rome is one of the greatest city's in the world, included in my list of the top five cities in Italy. There's something magical about Rome and I'm sure you'll agree that the photos capture this.
By the way, If you are visiting Rome then there is an enchanting little hotel that I'd like to share with you. We discovered it by chance last summer, it's called the Santa Maria and here are the details.
For the top sights in Rome, those you simply must not miss, click here.
And here's an extra tip for your visit to Rome: If you want to ensure a return to this beautiful city, make a stop at the famous Trevi Fountain. Legend has it that by tossing a coin over your shoulder into the fountain's shimmering waters, you are guaranteed to return to Rome one day.
But what happens to all those coins thrown into the Trevi Fountain?
You'll be amazed to learn that the coins thrown into the Trevi Fountain are not only a symbol of good luck but also serve a greater purpose. Every day, the fountain is meticulously cleaned, and the coins collected are used to support various charitable organizations in Rome. From providing food and shelter for those in need to funding important restoration projects, your seemingly small gesture of tossing a coin becomes part of a greater contribution to the city and its people.
Rome has a lot to offer: visit the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and more on a walking tour with a break for gelato or coffee
As the sun goes down in Rome, something truly magical happens. The Colosseum, that famous ancient amphitheater, transforms into a stunning silhouette against the night sky. It's a sight that will leave you breathless and completely enchanted. The best part? The evening atmosphere is peaceful and calm, allowing you to soak up the history that fills the air. It's like stepping back in time and reliving the thrilling stories of gladiators and emperors.
Whether you choose to admire the Colosseum's nighttime beauty from a nearby spot or join a guided tour that reveals its hidden secrets, one thing is for sure: this experience will stay with you forever. So, when you're planning your visit to this iconic Roman landmark, make sure to reserve an evening for the most spectacular view. That's when the night sky becomes a grand stage of its own, and the Colosseum shines in all its glory. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to witness the magic firsthand.
When it comes to bridges in Rome, one stands out as the most beautiful of them all—the Ponte Sant'Angelo. This awesome structure spans across the Tiber River, adding a touch of magic to the city's landscape. It's like stepping into a fairy tale!
The story behind this bridge is pretty incredible. It was built in 134 AD by Emperor Hadrian. He wanted it to be more than just a regular bridge, so he decorated it with fancy marble statues of angels and biblical characters. Talk about fancy, right?
As you walk across the Ponte Sant'Angelo, you'll be blown away by these stunning statues. They're so detailed and look like they could come to life at any moment. And guess what? The view from the bridge is absolutely amazing! You can see the flowing Tiber River and even catch a glimpse of St. Peter's Basilica.
Make sure to visit the bridge in the evening when the sun starts to set. The golden light reflecting on the water and the bridge is pure magic. It's a moment you won't want to miss. Trust me, it's like stepping into a dream!
This picturesque bridge spans the Arno River, connecting the bustling neighborhoods of Oltrarno and San Frediano. It may not be as famous as the Ponte Vecchio, but it holds its own unique charm and beauty.
One of the highlights of Ponte alla Carraia is its breathtaking panoramic views. From the bridge, you can admire the enchanting riverside scenery, with the iconic red-roofed buildings of Florence lining the banks of the Arno. It's a perfect spot to pause and soak in the beauty of the city, capturing postcard-worthy photos along the way.
What sets Ponte alla Carraia apart is its proximity to delicious gelato. Yes, you read that right! Just steps away from the bridge, you'll find some of Florence's best gelaterias. Treat yourself to a scoop (or two) of creamy gelato and indulge in the flavors that will transport your taste buds to pure bliss.
⏳ Save your time with a superb skip-the-line tour that includes the Accademia Gallery and the Florence Cathedral.
Most of my site is about Venice and the Veneto, so whether you need a place to stay or want to discover the BIG Six sights of Venice I'm full of ideas :-) Of course there are lots of stunning photos too, like these ones by Jesus Reyes below...
ALL THE TOP-SIGHTS IN ONE TRIP
🚩 Stroll across the Rialto Bridge, take a ride on a traditional gondola along the Grand Canal, see St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and other magnificent places in just a day!Book herе
Exploring the smaller canals and back streets of Venice is one of the loveliest experiences you'll ever have in any city. Best way to do it? By getting lost of course!
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous bridge in the city and one of the loveliest bridges in Italy.
The main "highway" in Venice is the Grand Canal. Very early in the morning is the only time it is quiet, the rest of the day it is a chaotic kaleidoscope of colors as boats of every hue and shape create the most picturesque traffic jam you're ever likely to see.
Hillsides lined with olive groves and vineyards, while below pastel cottages cascade down hillsides to azure seas. This is the Cinque Terre - click to begin discovering paradise.