Sunset on the walls of Lucca

Casa Debbio

Afternoon tea at Casa Debbio


The terrace at Casa Debbio

The terrace at Casa Debbio…our mountain house


The pergola at Casa Debbio...our mountain house

The pergola at Casa Debbio…our mountain house


The garden at Casa Debbio

The garden at Casa Debbio


A Lucca building corner


Another lovely Lucca building corner


The magnolia street in Lucca

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Winter in Lucca with snow on the mountains


Ponte Maddelena – Devil’s bridge

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magnolias 19th March 2010


white wisteria in Alberobello

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the beautiful church on the outskirts of Montepulciano

the scupture at the pier in Forte dei Marmi

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more politicians?

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showered with confetti

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snowdrops pushing through


looking across to the next bridge

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snowy Helsinki in February

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Varenna on Lake Como

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from the church at Portovenere

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the facade of the Duomo in Siena

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Don Quixote territory

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  1. Love your photos.
    Inspires me to go in winter!

    • Thank you! I love it here in winter. I am sitting in my living room now looking out onto a lovely misty morning view of the mountains. It has been raining, but I think we are in for a beautiful day.

  2. all the pictures are stunning. unreal. george m.

  3. Beautiful photos. I cannot believe we passed by it and missed. My husband would have love the place. He enjoys thermals.

    • Thank you for your comments. We love our little part of Italy.

  4. We visited Italy in 2006 but not Lucca. It looks so beautiful as all of Italy is. We are going back and hope to make a visit to your gorgeous city. I was looking for terracotta pots when I found your website. Can we order pots from you and do you ship to the U.S.? The pots are beautiful too.

    • You can’t order from me, but the website for the man who makes the pots is on the post and I believe he will ship for you.

    • our factory can custom made different kinds of pots.. welcome to contact me any time, thanks

  5. Hi Deb,
    Pam sent your blog site thru to Greg and I really enjoyed your photos. It has been twelve months since we spent two wonderful weeks at your house in Bagni di Lucca, and I love looking through my photos and remembering the gorgeous holiday we had there, with Marco, Gregorio and all of the other locals! Thank you for sharing this part of your life with so many others.

    • Hi Gill,
      I’m glad you like the photos. You should sign up to get updates from lovely Italy and beyond.

  6. hallo. very nice fotos.

  7. Absolutely stunning pictures. which camera do you own?

  8. I Love your photos and I’m beginning to love this entire blog site. I would love to travel and photograph all of God’s beautiful world! I will be using these blogs of yours as I home school my kids. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Love your landscape gallery. The pictures are really great.

  10. Pictures are fantastici!

    • Thanks for your comments. I have had fun taking them.

  11. So many of your photos convey such a sense of serenity- very beautiful.

    • Thank you. We love our time in Italy and never run out of subjects to photograph.

  12. The magnolias and the wisteria…..
    and the wonderful Lago Como…..Varenna. What a stunning part of the world! Thank you for sharing these beautiful images.

  13. Valentino shoes, a-mazingly gorgous looking!

    • Valentino’s windows are always beautiful.

  14. wah nice pictures…

    • Thank you, and thank you for signing up.

  15. Gorgeous photos, I love the scenery, sorry not Helsinki though, winter is not for me. However, Lake Como … onegaishimasu 🙂

    • I love Helsinki!!! There are lots of photos of gorgeous Helsinki in the spring and late summer – take a look in the Helsinki category.

  16. great places!

    • Thank you! There is so much to photograph in Italy.

      • This is so true!

        I have to come back there some time.

  17. I’d like to come to Lucca as soon as possible….It must be great and so peaceful…..

    • Lucca is one of the loveliest towns in Italy.

  18. I have fallen in love with this place. Love your blog. Thank you very much. Saida

  19. Your photos are beautiful. It’s been years since visiting Lucca. It’s time to return. Bagna di Lucca is very sweet and looks like a nice place to stay.

    • Lucca is gorgeous and I love Bagni di Lucca. Buying a house there has opened up a wonderful new life.

  20. Love these photos. I’ll be in Venice in January and your winter photos are making me excited for my trip!

    • I love Venice in the winter months, but it can be very cold. Take warm clothes! The upside is that there are fewer tourists. If you look in the ‘Venice’ category you will find some posts about this amazing place.


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