La Dolce Vita

“The best part about Italy is the people.
The hospitality of the Italian people is without rival.
There’s no friendlier place on the planet.”
– Steve McCurry

Venice, Italy
Rome, Italy

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.”
– Giuseppe Verdi, composer

Venice, Italy
Rome, Italy
Sicily, Italy

“Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.”
– Anna Akhmatova, poet

Venice, Italy
Rome, Italy
Umbria, Italy
Umbria, Italy
Rome, Italy
Sicily, Italy

What is the fatal charm of Italy?
What do we find there that can be found nowhere else?
I believe it is a certain permission to be human, which other places, other countries, lost long ago.”
– Erica Jong, writer

Umbria, Italy
Perugia, Italy
Sicily, Italy

Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There’s no looking at a
building after seeing Italy.”
– Fanny Burney, novelist

Perugia, Italy
Sicily, Italy
Tuscany, Italy

“We are all pilgrims who seek Italy.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Camino, Italy
Venice, Italy
Venice, Italy
Forte Di Bard, Italy
Umbria, Italy

“A man who has not been in Italy, i always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what is expected
a man should see.”
– Samuel Johnson, writer and poet

Venice, Italy

“Open my heart and you will see,
‘Graved inside of it, Italy.”
– Robert Browning

By Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

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28 replies on “La Dolce Vita”

Sensational pictures. We were blessed to have spent 2 weeks there in October of 2017. My favorite city! Thank you

I wonder why Naples is missing in all this pictures. If you did not visit it yet, then I suggest you to fly there as soon as you can, then you will know what were you missing….

I agree with Erica Jong’s thought…”I believe it is a certain permission to be human…”
without being ashamed to show it. Thank you!

Thank you so much for these wonderful photos. I love my country despite its contradictions. Capturing the soul of this land and its people as you did with your splendid images is a reason and an incentive for me to continue photographing every city, beach, hill, mountain, lake, or island of our splendid Italy.

Thank you very much Steve McCurry your authoritative and notable tribute to my Country leaves me speechless. Italy is ” Patrimonio dell’Umanità ” World Heritage. Grazie mille

It is a great honor that an artist like you loves our beautiful country so much. Your photos are able to capture the infinite souls, the multiple facets that make Italy so varied and unique. Thank you also for your wonderful shots, for the places, the faces and all the souls you tell through your big heart and sensivity.

Totalmente de acuerdo. La gente es el motor de cada lugar. Imágenes totalmente elocuentes que dan fiel testimonio de lo que se puede apreciar en Italia.

You should try Dominican, Ecuadorian, Colombian or Peruvian hospitality. But anyway, Italy is a really enjoyable place to visit. Powerful pictures, master.

Always the greatest photos representing the wonderful world and remind us how lucky we are to live on it.

Stunning pictures!! amazingly photographed.If someone wants to see the world he should first visit Italy.

Stunning pictures!! amazingly photographed.If someone want to see the world the should first visit Italy.

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