These photos show the Italy I went looking for. They're what the photographer in me saw, and simply put, I want to see it all again. These are my favorite shots: the street scenes, the coast, the details. I'll just leave it at that; the real story is in the photos. These will also be available in my Fine Art Prints gallery very soon.
So, I was lucky enough to get to spend a week (or so) in Italy. It was, in fact, the never-ending series of photo-ops I'd always heard about. Traveling during the low season was amazing as far as the absence of other tourists, and I'd do it again the same way. The possible trade was that it was fall in the north, and who knew what the weather might bring. As a photographer, it didn't really matter; I was there for the street scenes (post to follow). But, the tourist in me was a little concerned that I might not get to come home with those shots full of all the amazing colors Italy has that I see again and again. Fortunately, the weather was more than cooperative given the season. We did encounter a few clouds, some fog and haze, but hardly enough to speak of. Anyway, I got the snapshots I wanted, and here they are. This is my playing tourist, I hope you enjoy a little of all that we saw.