May 25 2009 Madonna of San Luca carried in procession

Bologna, Italy – May 2009: Each May the citizens of Bologna carry the figure of the Madonna around the city in procession. The weekend of the 6th Sunday of Easter Bologna’s most important religious festival is held: the image of the Madonna kept in the Santuario di San Luca descends into the city for the Continue reading

May 11 2009 Hey Joe

downtown Bologna taken on Sun, 10 May 2009 14:43:11pm (CEST) in Bologna, Italy [ NIKON D300; 17 mm @ f/2.8 @ 1/6400th @ 200 ISO ; metering: Auto, Multi-segment ] [ location: 44 deg 29′ 37.80″ N, 11 deg 20′ 33.00″ E, 58 m a.s.l. ]

Apr 28 2009 29th International Kite Festival /3

Cervia (RA), Italy: from April 24th to May 3rd the International Kite Festival (Festival Internazionale dell’Aquilone) takes place in Cervia. Check out the full set of photos from this event taken on Sat, 25 Apr 2009 15:09:55pm (CEST) in Zadina Pineta, Italy [ NIKON D300; 38 mm @ f/3.2 @ 1/2500th @ 200 ISO ; Continue reading

Apr 26 2009 Cervia beach

Cervia (RA), Italy: from April 24th to May 3rd the International Kite Festival (Festival Internazionale dell’Aquilone) takes place in Cervia. Check out the full set of photos from this event taken on Sat, 25 Apr 2009 14:58:22pm (CEST) in Zadina Pineta, Italy [ NIKON D300; 300 mm @ f/8.0 @ 1/500th @ 200 ISO ; Continue reading

Apr 26 2009 29th International Kite Festival /2

Cervia (RA), Italy: from April 24th to May 3rd the International Kite Festival (Festival Internazionale dell’Aquilone) takes place in Cervia. Check out the full set of photos from this event taken on Sat, 25 Apr 2009 15:06:49pm (CEST) in Zadina Pineta, Italy [ NIKON D300; 17 mm @ f/13.0 @ 1/500th @ 200 ISO ; Continue reading

Apr 26 2009 Indonesian Girl

Cervia (RA), Italy: from April 24th to May 3rd the International Kite Festival (Festival Internazionale dell’Aquilone) takes place in Cervia. This 29th edition’s Guests of Honor is Indonesia. Check out the full set of photos from this event taken on Sat, 25 Apr 2009 13:09:26pm (CEST) in Zadina Pineta, Italy [ NIKON D300; 30 mm Continue reading

Apr 26 2009 29th International Kite Festival

Cervia (RA), Italy: from April 24th to May 3rd the International Kite Festival (Festival Internazionale dell’Aquilone) takes place in Cervia. Check out the full set of photos from this event taken on Sat, 25 Apr 2009 13:22:35pm (CEST) in Zadina Pineta, Italy [ NIKON D300; 17 mm @ f/13.0 @ 1/200th @ 200 ISO ; Continue reading

Apr 26 2009 Ray Bethell

Cervia (RA), Italy – 29th International Kite Festival: multiple Kite World Champion Ray Bethell, 81 years old, endlessly flew one kite from each hand plus the other one from his waist. You can learn more about Ray on his website. Hopefully I will post more shots of the kite festival in the next days, once Continue reading

Feb 22 2009 The Carnival

taken on Sun, 22 Feb 2009 16:38:03pm (CET) in Casalecchio di Reno, Italy

Jan 17 2009 Festa Nazionale della Befana

Full set is here Urbania (PU), Italy: January 2 2008: Every year, Urbania’s Festa Nazionale Della Befana features five days of music, markets and street celebrations. La Befana is a character in Italian folklore who delivers presents to children throughout Italy. In popular folklore Befana visits all the children of Italy on the eve of Continue reading

Jan 17 2009 Festa Nazionale della Befana

Full set is here Urbania (PU), Italy: January 2 2008: Every year, Urbania’s Festa Nazionale Della Befana features five days of music, markets and street celebrations. La Befana is a character in Italian folklore who delivers presents to children throughout Italy. In popular folklore Befana visits all the children of Italy on the eve of Continue reading