Postcards From Italy

Once again, we’ve saved some of our best pictures from Italy until last!


A lone painter beside a canal.

Venice painter


At the Piazza San Marco.

Venice ornament


One of many gondolas.

Venice lone gondola


A colorful window, symbolic of the colorful town.

Burano colorful window


Cracked and fading in the bright sunlight.

Burano doorstep


Statue of Neptune in Piazza Maggiore.


A day trip from Bari included a stop to see some “Trulli” – ancient traditional stone huts with conical roofs.

Trullis in Alberbello


And also to the town of Gravina, to see an ancient Roman bridge.

Gravina bridge


A bird rests on the head of a saint.

Catania statue


For all the bounty that she brings, Mount Etna’s power can be devastating.

Mt Etna devastated house


The old town of Trapani is most beautiful at dusk.

Old town Trapani


So is the coastline, with islands seen in the distance.

Trapani coast


The island of Favignana was inspiring.

Favignana coastline


Our afternoon visiting Erice (a small town on a cliff above Trapani), was fraught with cold and fog.

Cold street of Erice


The most beautiful place we’ve ever been to? Probably Amalfi.

Amalfi beach


Even when it appears ready to storm.

Amalfi dark


And especially at dusk, when from the pier, the village is welcoming.

Amalfi from pier


If you like these, then check out our Postcards from Croatia!

Also, while we have you here…we would REALLY appreciate some feedback in our first ever reader survey. It will only take a few minutes, and it is completely anonymous. Thank you in advance! ๐Ÿ™‚


43 Comments... Read them below or add one of your own
  • Abi
    January 9 2012

    Love the atmospheric black and white one…

    • Pete
      January 10 2012

      Cheers Abi! It’s probably my favorite also. Fortunately I had the settings right as I had to be quick to capture it.

  • January 9 2012

    Great photos! Love the first Amalfi photo and the one of Erice – beautiful, I would buy these postcards ๐Ÿ˜€
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    • Pete
      January 10 2012

      Thanks Dani, now if I can only find a publishing company that would be interested ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • January 9 2012

    These images are amazing. I am going to need to go and get your camera and editing tools before I leave again. I want to take photos like this.
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    • Pete
      January 10 2012

      LOL, I’m already putting the bug in Dalene’s ear that we need to upgrade, so if you can convince her, it’s yours ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • January 9 2012

    I really thought they were postcards you bought! Haha. Beautiful photos! Makes me want to go back to Italy right now. (And to be a better photographer, Lol)
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    • Pete
      January 10 2012

      Thanks Kieu, that’s the best compliment we could receive ๐Ÿ™‚ To be a better photographer, I can only suggest just keep shooting and read lots. We still consider ourselves newbies and we’re learning so much every day that we take the camera out.

  • January 9 2012

    These are just gorgeous! Can I ask what kind of camera you guys use?
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    • Pete
      January 10 2012

      Thanks Jana! We shoot with a Canon EOS T3i Rebel (AKA 600D in Europe). What’s more important is the glass we shoot with. We generally shoot with the 18-55mm lens and the 50mm macro lens. There are plans for an upgrade when we get to New York though…

      • January 10 2012

        Thanks for the reply! I’m still using a cheap digital camera, but seeing photos like yours really makes me want to get more serious about photography. Professional-looking photos make a huge difference to the image of your blog.
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        • January 12 2012

          We totally agree Jana. We follow so many other blogs with great photography that it inspired us to get better (and get a new camera!)

  • January 9 2012

    This is turning into one of my fav series. <3 Love them. Amalfi is my fav.

    • Pete
      January 10 2012

      Thanks so much Erica, I’m hoping to have enough photos from Morocco to get a set from here…

  • January 10 2012

    I don’t think there’s any possible way for Italy to look anything BUT photogenic. Pretty!
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    • Pete
      January 10 2012

      Agreed, we took just a couple photos ๐Ÿ™‚

      When I first went through the selection process for this post I think I had around 50-60 picked out. Dalene had to be the critical judge and each one she tossed I groaned at.

  • These are beautiful pictures! As I was scrolling through them I kept saying to myself “ooh that one is my favorite” so I don’t have a favorite because I love them all ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Pete
      January 10 2012

      Thanks Debbie, glad you enjoyed them ๐Ÿ™‚

  • January 10 2012

    More awesome photography – it’s a joy to look at your travel photos ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Pete
      January 10 2012

      Cheers mate! We’ll try and keep ’em coming ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Great collection. You got to see so much of Italy.
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  • January 10 2012

    The old man in Erice… excellent!
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    • January 12 2012

      That’s my favorite too! We just happened to be walking by and I quickly whispered to Pete: “Quick! Camera!” Haha, we were lucky the settings were right the first time!

  • January 11 2012

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  • January 11 2012

    Great shots guys. Love the one of Gravina in particular ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • January 11 2012

    the last Almafi one and the Erice one in the fog are my favorites but I live them all! So gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • January 12 2012

      Thanks CJ! Those are my faves too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Claire
    January 11 2012

    Beautiful pictures, I’ve never been but it’s definitely on the list!

  • Cam
    January 13 2012

    These are great! I like the foggy one with the man walking down the alley… purdy!
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  • Erik Smith
    January 13 2012

    These are so amazing! Who holds the camera most of the time?

    • January 13 2012

      Sometimes there is fighting over the camera, but most of the time Pete wins. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • January 14 2012

    Oh my …. so so pretty. As always, stunning photos that makes one yearn to be in Italy right about now.

    • January 15 2012

      Thank you Cheryl! Yes, I can’t look at these too often either, or I might be on a plane back… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • January 15 2012

    Gorgeous photos! I am dying to go to the Amalfi Coast and Venice. So far I’ve only been to Rome, Florence, and Perugia. I haven’t even heard of some of these cities, but they look beautiful–especially Gravina!
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    • January 15 2012

      Gravina wasn’t much to write home about, really – we stopped solely to see that bridge. After Amalfi, probably our favorite stop was Trapani – so awesome!

  • January 15 2012

    Oh wow, I love that one of Trapani at dusk. I love Italy in general, so really enjoyed your postcard tour!
    Christina (Jandal Road) recently posted..Photo essay: The Streets of Nanjing

    • January 15 2012

      Thanks so much Christina! It’s hard not to love Italy!

  • January 17 2012

    These are actually BEAUTIFUL photos. I LOVE the colours.
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  • January 19 2012

    I love your postcard series! It really wraps up the destination nicely.
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    • January 19 2012

      Thanks Jade, we had never started it with the intention of making a series, but now we are going to continue! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Great Italy photos and clever presentation idea! I would totally buy some of these postcards.
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