For this month Photoblog I thought of a "trip" to Italy as a wonderful way to brighten our typically gray, rainy Ohio days...as we anxiously await the arrival of Spring!
Italy remains a most preferred destination for so many travelers, given its splendid sceneries even during the Winter months, which could be often rather mild and pleasant, particularly if visiting the southern regions. Actually, I usually recommend to friends planning an Italian trip to avoid at all cost the Summer months, and rather choose to travel during later Spring or Fall, in order to take advantage of more pleasant weather, less intense traffic and general congestion, and probably more favorable fares!
The most difficult task, however, when going to Italy, is to decide where to go, as even the most remote village will surprise you with unexpected views, exceptional food and "vino", and always with the "magic" of Italian lifestyle, infinite regional traditions and warm hospitality!
I really hope, with these images, to bring to you a little taste of my native homeland, often outside of the splendor of Rome, Venice or Florence, but also with unknown villages and countryside views which I often look for in my travels back home...buon viaggio!