The Iris Garden in Florence
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The Iris Garden in Florence

The symbol of Florence- the iris, il giglio, la fleur de lis- is blooming now at the Iris Garden (Giardino dell'Iris) in the heart of the Tuscan city. Witnessing the blooms is truly a wonder of Mother Nature. Under normal circumstances*, the gardens would be open between late April and ...

Giardino dell'Iris, Florence, FI, Tuscany
Brasimone Lake Just Outside Bologna
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Brasimone Lake Just Outside Bologna

Brasimone Lake is part of the Natural Lake Park of Suviana and Brasimone in central Italy's Emilia-Romagna region. This beautiful man-made lake and nature reserve is just about an hour from Bologna. Whether you are making it a day trip from there or whether you'll ...

Lake Brasimone, Camugnano, BO, Emilia-Romagna
Valtournenche: the Place Closest to My Heart
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Valtournenche: the Place Closest to My Heart

Valtournenche and Cervinia in the Aosta Valley are the places I hold most dear. I have memories of my first endeavors with a camera under the guidance of my father, who had conquered the Matterhorn from the Swiss side and who loved to photograph it more ...

Valtournenche, AO, Valle d'Aosta