• Click on the image to view the best of Mary Rose's photos from our week in Puglia in the heel of Italy in October. With the longest coastline of any Italian province, Puglia is a summer playground for Italians, not so much for Americans or Northern Europeans. Any terrain not occupied by a building will likely bear an olive grove, vineyard or wheatfield. The city of Lecce is to Baroque -- call it bizarre - architecture what Florence is to the Renaissance.


  • I picked 72 of Mary Rose's best images from the thousands she shot (just kidding). for the second photo album from our trip to Italy last summer. These were all shot during our second week there, with the La Dolce Vita Wine Tour group, in Piemonte and Cinque Terre. Hope you enjoy them/Ron.
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