Lago di Garda, or Lake Garda, is the largest lake in Italy. Located in the northern part of the country, the lake is just south of the Austrian border and west of Venice. Of course, you’d be hard-pressed to find a region in Italy that isn’t beautiful, but honestly…this area is stunning. Yes, it’s a tourist hot spot and definitely not a destination off the beaten path (which is what I usually look for), but you know what? I loved […]
Travel to the Italian village of Alberobello, down by the “boot heel” in the Puglia region just south of Bari, to find a unique, delightful form of architecture: the trulli house. These ancient limestone houses are built without mortar (a scary thing in an earthquake-prone country) because, according to the UNESCO World Heritage website: “Tradition has it that drystone walling was imposed upon the new settlers so their houses could be quickly dismantled. This served two purposes: recalcitrant householders could […]
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Share a picture that captures a fleeting moment on the street. We were warned about Italian drivers, but we weren’t scared. Even the dozens of dings and dents in the rental car didn’t deter us from driving in Italy. The only time we second-guessed our decision was when we encountered this crazy truck driver while waiting for a red light in a small city in the southern part of the country. He was determined […]
Every week Jake provides a theme for creative inspiration. Bloggers post their interpretations before the following Sunday, when Jake announces the next photo theme. Jake’s Sunday Post this week is Door (check out everyone’s interpretations of the challenge here).
Every week Jake provides a theme for creative inspiration. Bloggers post their interpretations before the following Sunday, when Jake announces the next photo theme. Join the fun here. Stairway in Martina Franca, Italy, 2008.