42 Color Photos Show Life of Milan in the Early 1980s

Milan is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city proper in Italy after Rome. The city proper has a population of about 1.4 million, while its metropolitan city has 3.26 million inhabitants. Its continuously built-up urban area, that stretches well beyond the boundaries of the administrative metropolitan city andContinue reading “42 Color Photos Show Life of Milan in the Early 1980s”

28 Interesting Photos of Lambretta Ads From the 1950s and 1960s

Lambretta (Italian pronunciation: [lam’bretta]) is the brand name of mainly motor scooters, initially manufactured in Milan, Italy, by Innocenti. The name is derived from the word Lambrate, the suburb of Milan named after the river Lambro which flows through the area, and where the factory was located. Lambretta was the name of a mythical water-spriteContinue reading “28 Interesting Photos of Lambretta Ads From the 1950s and 1960s”

Pope John Paul II in a Brand New Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet in Fiorano, Italy, on June 4, 1988

The Popemobile (Pope’s car) is one of the coolest, strangest, and most Catholic vehicles around. It might seem like its primary purpose is to protect the pontiff, but you’d be surprised here Pope John Paul II exchanged his Popemobile for a brand new Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet for a day when he visited a Ferrari manufacturerContinue reading “Pope John Paul II in a Brand New Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet in Fiorano, Italy, on June 4, 1988”

Vintage Photos of Life in Campobasso, Italy in 1944

Campobasso, Italy was the scene of heavy fighting during the Second World War. In the months of October and November 1943 a battle between the German and the Canadian troops for possession of the city caused the destruction of many public buildings, including the City Hall and the archives held there. Thirty eight civilians wereContinue reading “Vintage Photos of Life in Campobasso, Italy in 1944”

Clint Eastwood Skateboarding on Via Veneto, Rome in 1965

Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, film director, producer, and composer. After achieving success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with his role as the “Man with No Name” in Sergio Leone’s “Dollars Trilogy” of Spaghetti Westerns during the mid-1960s and as antihero cop HarryContinue reading “Clint Eastwood Skateboarding on Via Veneto, Rome in 1965”

50 Vintage Photos Of Italy In The 1950s

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and several islands surrounding it, whose territory largely coincides with the homonymous geographical region. Italy is located in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, in Southern Europe; it is also considered part of Western Europe. A unitary parliamentary republicContinue reading “50 Vintage Photos Of Italy In The 1950s”

30 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Italy in the Mid-19th Century

Born 1834 in Frankfurt am Main, German photographer Giorgio Sommer became one of Europe’s most important and prolific photographers of the 19th century. Active from 1857 to 1888, he produced thousands of images of archeological ruins, landscapes, art objects and portraits. After studying business in Frankfurt, Sommer opened his first photography studio in Switzerland, whereContinue reading “30 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Italy in the Mid-19th Century”

63 Amazing Photos of Milan in the 1930s

Milan is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city proper in Italy after Rome. The city proper has a population of about 1.4 million, while its metropolitan city has 3.26 million inhabitants. Its continuously built-up urban area, that stretches well beyond the boundaries of the administrative metropolitan city andContinue reading “63 Amazing Photos of Milan in the 1930s”

16 Glamorous Vintage Photographs That Show Celebrities Enjoying Venice, Italy From Between the 1950s and 1970s

These vintage photographs, dating from the 1950s to the 1970s, showed everyone from actors to painters enjoying Venice, Italy. The city was host to the world’s first film festival and long attracted the rich and famous to its renowned waterways. Some like Salvador Dali enjoyed a relaxing gondola ride while American actress Gene Tierney triedContinue reading “16 Glamorous Vintage Photographs That Show Celebrities Enjoying Venice, Italy From Between the 1950s and 1970s”