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ITALY / 27.09.2013

Lively and lovely, Bologna is one of the few cities where I felt immediately at home.Blending classic architecture and colorful houses, wonderful squares and narrow alleys, simple but charming 'Trattorie' and bustling bars, Bologna won my heart in an instant.So, why did I choose to share black and white photos, you may wonder? I wished...

ITALY / 20.09.2013

Atop the hill dominating the jagged coastline, the white Christ of Maratea brought my memories back to Rio de Janeiro.From here, the view on the sea is breathtaking. There's no big city below, though. Maratea is a small town and the only one in the Basilicata region overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea.Albeit stretching along only 32 km...

ITALY / 06.07.2013

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ITALY / 26.06.2013

Only a few places in the world (among those I visited so far) give me as much inspiration and delight as the Roman Forum.While  many people see the Coliseum as the symbol and icon of Rome, to me it's the Roman Forum which expresses the essence of the 'Eternal City' and of one of the...

ITALY / 20.06.2013

With its mediterranean charm Ostuni, the 'White City', reminds of Southern Spain and GreeceNarrow cobblestone streets, whitewashed houses, bright and colourful flowers embellishing the streets: it's no wonder that Ostuni - also called 'the White City' - is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Puglia.Like many Italian cities and hamlets, Ostuni is rich...

ITALY / 12.06.2013

The Piaggio Museum in Pontedera, a town 35 km from Pisa, might not ring a bell, but it's the place to go for a journey through the Vespa history.From the first simple models to race scooters and, more recently, the meeting between art and design with the 'VespArte' competition in 2001, the museum retraces the...

ITALY / 26.03.2013

I felt awe-struck by the unexpected beauty of the Roman ruins of SepinoWhen I moved the first steps in the archaeological area including the Roman ruins of Sepino, I felt as if I was looking at a secret treasure.That's what I call the 'Miracle of Italy', a country blessed with such historic and artistic heritage...