Scenes - Italy Web AlbumsItaly is a beautiful place to live or visit. Explore the different regions as you view the web albums located further down on this page. Maybe you've been to some of these places, or if not, perhaps you will someday.
Le Porte e le Finestre d'Italia
(Doors and Windows of Italy)
Come into the world of Italy through its unique doors and windows. This collection of photos were taken throughout Italy and represent the culture and beauty of the country.
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Valloria - Village of Painted DoorsOn the Liguria mountains, in front of the sea, there is a small village named Valloria in the Imperia province. It is a medieval village, with very narrow streets and stone walls. Every year, in July and August, some international artists meet there and paint some of the antique wooden doors of the various buildings and create new works that represent the everyday life of the valley. In 2007, they reached their goal of painting 100 doors. The fame of this village spread out everywhere in Italy and Europe. Valloria also has very good local farm produce, olive oil (from a special species called "Taggiasca"), cheese and wine, etc. To celebrate, in conjunction with when the artists paint the doors, Valloria holds two festivals each year called "a Valloria fai baldoria" in which all can participate, and is an excellent opportunity to taste the local dishes.
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Artwork: Basilica of Santa Sabina
Vincent Puglielli, member of the Italian Workmen's Club of Madison and fellow Italian language classmate, painted this picture on his recent trip to Rome, Italy in May 2009. Vince (Enzo) gave this account of the basilica, "Built in the 5th century, the basilica of Santa Sabina lies on the crest of the Aventine Hill, close to the headquarters Priory of the Knights of Malta and overlooking Vatican City and nearby sections of Rome. In 1219, the church was given by Pope Honorius III to (Saint) Dominic for his new order, the Order of Preachers, now commonly known as the Dominicans. Since then, it has been their headquarters. The interior cells for the Dominican friars have changed little since the earliest days of the order. The cell of St. Dominic is still identified, though it has since been enlarged and converted to a chapel. Also, the original dining room still remains, in which St. Thomas Aquinas would dine when he came to Rome."
Italy Web Albums by Region
The scenic web albums are arranged by regions, then cities within regions, beginning with the Northern, Central and Southern regions.
In the table Regions of Italy, select either "Northern," "Central" or "Southern" located in the table's header row OR select a particular region listed in the table. This will take you to the various web album pages.
As a reference, a map of Italy with the regions labeled is located beneath the table.
- Regions of Italy (exit WisItalia) - Descriptions of Italy's 20 regions. From In Italy Online.
- Regions, Provinces and Communes of Italy (exit WisItalia) - Descriptions of Italy's regions, provinces, communes and localities. From Italy World Club.