Church buildings have been a mainstay feature throughout Europe for centuries. From quaint country chapels to luxurious and majestic cathedrals, the “Old World” is home or has been home to hundreds of churches. Some of them are maintained in pristine shape, highly regarded as national treasures, while others meet a rather different ending, being left in the hands of time and its relentless way of decaying things. Italy is a perfect example of a country that, although greatly valuing its history, architecture, culture, and connection with the Church as an institution, still features its share of abandoned churches. In this post, you will find 100 photos of abandoned churches and chapels that I photographed throughout Italy.
While visiting the Antonio Canova Museum in Possagno, Italy, a tourist managed to damage a 19th-century statue because – as you could probably guess – he posed for a photo. The man thought it would be awesome to lie next to the statue and have his photo taken. And when he did so, he broke off three of the statue’s toes.
The things people will do for social media. Italian YouTuber, 24-year-old Francesco Belardi is facing three months in prison after he made his 80K Instagram followers and 390K YouTube subscribers believe he had evaded checkpoints in Lodigiano, Italy, according to Corriere, and entered what they call the “red zone“. An area of quarantined towns in the Lombardy region around Milan.
Going by the name “Social Boom” on YouTube, Belardi made his Instagram followers believe he had eluded checkpoints to shoot “exclusive footage” of what’s going on in the cut-off area of Italy. His Instagram account has since been made private, but the video of his Instagram Stories still exists on YouTube. It’s in Italian, so you may want to turn on subtitles.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus has been affecting the lives of both individuals and businesses. It’s left Wuhan and Shanghai look like ghost towns, and it’s had some of the biggest trade shows canceled. The virus has spread to Europe, and it’s left one of the most crowded and the most photogenic places empty, too – Venice, Italy.
Arlington, Texas, was long in the lead when it came to being this summer’s family vacation destination. However, sometime in May we arrived at that we wanted to revisit Italy. Last time we didn’t make it to Tuscany, so there was no doubt that this would be the area to stay and explore. Some friends had recommended agroturismos, that is, wine farms. Initially I had my strong doubts about staying at a farm of some sort, but when it struck me that it was milky way season in Italy in July my misgivings somehow vanished.
After all it was a family vacation where photography would be second priority, so I wasn’t thoroughly convinced that I would get my shots. And besides I had no idea whether light pollution would put an effective stop to my milky way hopes.
What’s the best way to ensure that you’ll get the perfect selfie at a famous landmark? Well, smack whoever tries to take that ideal spot you picked! Of course, I’m not being serious here, but two women at Trevi Fountain in Rome actually got into a fight over a selfie. And what’s more, even their families got involved and the police had to intervene.
The Italian city of Florence is known as the birthplace of the Renaissance and the Italian language. Even in the 21st century, this city manages to preserve the spirit of ancient Italy. Kirill Neiezhmakov is known for his creative timelapse, and this time, he dedicated one to the beautiful city of Florence. He shows you the city and its architecture and skyline, but also the enchanting interior of some of its buildings. He shares with DIYP some details about his latest video, as well as some photos he took during the process.
The picturesque town of Positano in Italy is one of the most popular photography destinations in the world. But, if you’re planning a visit and taking photos for commercial purposes, be prepared to pay a pretty expensive fee.
Starting from mid-November, the municipality of Positano is imposing a €1000 (almost $1200) of tax for all photographers who want to capture the town’s panorama for commercial purposes. It will be even worse for videographers, who will need to pay €2000 for the shooting permission.