23 Aug A photographic trip through Italy, Part I
I’m so lucky to live in Italy. Sometimes I forget it or I take it for granted. But then suddenly, I can just look around and see all this tourist coming from all the part of the world to visit our country. So last summer, in this exact time of the year, I decided to do an “on the road” trip in Italy.
Here’s the journey with the photograph I took during the different cities we’ve visited.
First stop: Rome
Rome, the eternal city, the capital of our country. A place that is unique in the world. Big, historical and imperial. All on the same time. I’ve been many times in Rome but all the time you go back there’s always something new to discover.
I think that visiting Rome in August is one of the best period of the year since you will find lot less traffic since all the Italians are on holiday in some other places! 🙂
For this trip, we’ve decided to go to visit Villa Adriana in Tivoli, just some km outside of the capital. Villa Adriana was the summer residence of Emperor Adriano, and it has so amazing old Roman building to see like the ancient Spa, the arena, the public squares and so on. Villa Adriana can only remind a bit of how strong and powerful was the Roman Empire!
In the center of Italy: the beautiful landscape and villages of Abruzzo
The Abruzzo region of Italy has a vast and different territory. We can go through the seaside to the mountain part, that in this case, we’ve decided to visit.
For our Abruzzo stop, we’ve decided to go to visit the small village of Pacentro. I’ve heard to be one of the nicest medieval village around Italy and the information I had was true: going inside this village seems to do a time-trip!
Visiting the Italian’s heel: the Gargano in Puglia region.
The Puglia region saw a constant growth of tourism in the last years. Especially in the Salento, that is the southern part of the region. For this trip, we’ve decided to stop more on the Italian’s heel that is called Gargano.
Here you can find different amazing beach and also beautiful villages as Peschici, the town we’ve visited. Is funny ’cause I felt in Peschici to be a bit like in Greece with the white and blue painted house! But the spirit and the feelings of the town is pure Italian!
The iconic Trulli in Alberobello
The Trulli houses are typical constructions from this region of Italy. Build with stones in this iconic shape, the Trullo’s stone was able in the past century to isolate the house from the summer heat and give back some it during the winter time.
Ostuni: the white city of Puglia
Another city and place that has impressed me was Ostuni. This small but picturesque village offers some unique view and streets where you can capture some nice photos!
I’ve to add, that we’ve decided to visit it during the first afternoon, and the place was quite empty and nice for the photos. During the late afternoon/evening time, the town gets very crowded with all the people coming back from the beach that is around the place!