Venice As Seen From Above

January 7, 2014

Venice From Above

The picturesque city of Venice is defined by the maze of canals and bridges that separate and link the 118 islands to and from one another. Currently, over 270,000 people call the scenic Italian city home, no doubt tripping over the approximately 50,000 tourists who visit the city each day.

Italy’s Amazing Blue Grotto

December 19, 2013
Blue Grotto Italy

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While the Playboy mansion’s infamous grotto might get the most attention in the pop cultural realm, natural grottos off the coast of Italy (and around the world) are a source of wonder for millions and a major tourist hotspot. Italy’s Blue Grotto and Emerald Grotto are natural sea caves that illuminate seawater with a mystical glow with either bright blue or deep green hues, respectively. This natural light filtration creates otherworldly tones that look anything but ordinary.

Blue Grotto Opening View

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Venice In One Day

August 31, 2013

From sunrise to sundown, one man documents the breathtaking hustle and bustle of the world’s premier gondola cities.

What We Love This Week, Volume XXII

July 19, 2013

Florence, Italy At Night

It seems fitting that the birthplace of the Renaissance and the “Athens” of the Middle Ages looks positively heavenly at night. The Tuscan capital, replete with earthen-tone arch bridges and enough Michelangelo sculptures to make any art fan weep, it’s easy to see why this scenic city has provided the perfect backdrop for artists throughout the ages. If a Tuscan sunset isn’t in your budget just yet, The Roosevelts has a great gallery of high-quality images for your ogling pleasure.

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The Most Serene Republic Of San Marino

June 1, 2013

San Marino Italy

Look out West; this microstate claims to have nearly 1500 years on most constitutions and thus is the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world. It’s certainly not the largest, though; as of 2012 the republic boasted a population of around 32,000.

The Technicolor Town Of Burano, Italy

May 19, 2013

Burano Italy

Popular among artists for obvious reasons, this northern Italian island gets its multicolored streets thanks to a system stemming from the golden age of the area’s development. In other words, if you want to paint your home here, you must send a request to the government who will respond by making notice of the permitted colors on that specific lot.