Italy is considered by many to be the ultimate European travel destination. Ancient ruins, gods, emperors and Renaissance princes, stunning architecture, galleries crammed with art, an urbane culture of good food and wine and charming people all combine to delight and inspire the photographer. This book illustrates the colour and contrasts experienced by two friends who traversed the delightful countryside for three weeks in the spring, travelling by train, bus and ferry from Milan, Lake Como and Venice in the north, to Florence and Arezzo in Tuscany, and south to Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri and the glorious Amalfi Coast. The hope is that this volume will inspire other independent travellers to capture their own treasured memories. Book sections are: Stone and Water; Liquid Light; Urbane Milano; On Lake Como; Pattern and Hue; By the Arno; Arches and Entrances; La Bella Figura; Faces and Figures; As We Are Now; Gods and Empires; Ancient Stones; Italian Bestiary; Fountains; Food and Feast; Vista and Garden; Memory Mirrors; Sun and Sea.
Marietta Jane McGregor was born in Tasmania and has pursued careers in science, garden design, educational tourism, science journalism, technology marketing and philanthropic fundraising. Now she travels with a camera and lively curiosity.