Golden Italian Light, Genoa

The second of this Images of Italy series in which I’m featuring photos of places and items which are intrinsically Italian, is devoted to Italian light.

Boccadasse, Genova, Italy

Welcome to the start of a new Saturday feature on Blog from Italy – Images of Italy. I know the title is not that original, but it’s pretty self explanatory, so it’ll do.

Wandering Woman Di Does Genova

Fellow blogger, photographer, and Kiwi, Di Mackey spent some time in Genova, Italy recently. Di does portrait shoots, and her fame has even spread as far as Italy.

A Fine Evening in Genoa

Visitors to Genoa’s old port area could be in for a little surprise, for the city’s authorities are cracking down on drinking in the street.

Is Press Freedom about to be Limited in Italy?

Not too long ago, in fact just after Berlusconi won the elections, I spoke to a journalist who works for a major Italian newspaper, and this journalist told me that he and many of his colleagues were worrying about clamp downs on press freedom in Italy. Well, it’s looking as though this hack’s fears were […]

About to get my first taste of the Italian legal system

I was half expecting this. I’ve been called to appear as a witness in a case in Milan’s courts. I won’t say any more at the moment, because I’m not sure I can. I’m a wee bit concerned, not about appearing in court – done it before, a long time ago in the UK, as […]


Milan has been deliciously quiet for the last three days. All on account of the odd Italian ‘ponte’ or bridge, which occurs as a result of having a public holiday in the middle of the week. Indeed, it has been ‘Sunday’ since Wednesday here. Everyone, just about, has headed off for the sea or the […]

U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy.

Addresses and contact details. United States Embassy in Rome via Vittorio Veneto, 119/A 00187 Roma, Italy tel: (+39) 06.4674.1 (main switchboard) fax: (+39) 06.4674.2356 website: Opening Hours: U.S. Citizen services: Monday-Friday 8:30-12:30 Notarial services: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:30 American Embassy to the Holy See (Vatican) Via delle Terme Deciane, 26 00153 – Rome, Italy […]

Genova by night

This is a shot I took from a friend’s appartment down in Genova at 11 at night. For the technically minded: F5.0, 20 sec. exposure and ISO 200. Canon eos 400d, Tamron 28-75 F2.8 lens. Converted from RAW, with no tinkering, although the blown areas could be dealt with, but what the heck, I like […]