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The photographer who exports pictures of Italy: interview with Ivana Lazzarini

“Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important and you’ll capture it perfectly”

This is the quote which lifestyle photographer Ivana Lazzarini shares on “An Italian History”, her photography book which explores the vintage Italian style through pictures of old folkways.

Her secret? Get inspiration from the world around her. And she is so lucky to have such a beautiful world around her. We’re speaking about Italy, of course, with its amazing places, it’s people, it’s flavors and scents.

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Italian man combing his girlfriend's hair.

10 Things to Know about the Italian Man

As you know, through Ville in Italia’s blog, our aim is to give travellers or simply the curious, many different ideas to learn more about the Italian fashion manBelpaese. We like to describe the “beauty of Italy” through traditions, products made in Italy and insights on various topics including art and cooking. Today we decided to go a little bit off topic and, with the help of the ironic Italian blogger Silvia Pizzi, we suggest a small “Italian portrait” sketched with humour and a decisively much more light-hearted tone… here are the 10 myths to unmask (or not) on the Italian man.

If you are a woman who is planning a trip to Italy and still has a little romance at heart, you probably already started building a small expectation of your next vacation in the Belpaese… Don’t you already see yourself with the wind in your hair, hugging a tall, dark and handsome man, riding on his Vespa that brings you around the streets of the Eternal City and takes you for ice cream, to throw coins in the fountains, out for supper and dancing? Of course.

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A view of the bay of Gallipoli, in southern Italy's Puglia region, near Lecce, Friday April 20, 2007.  Puglia has the brightest sea, the most diverse art and architecture, the most mouthwatering peasant cuisine and the kindest people in all of Italy - including strangers who will stop their cars to direct you to their favorite secret beaches.   (AP Photo/Ivan Tortorella)

Apulian Pride and Shyness, the deep passions of Italy

For well over a decade now Puglia has been the Italian holiday destination to watch.

It’s been dubbed ‘the New Tuscany’ by newspapers and magazines the world over, but it has no real need of such comparsions. The region’s combination of ancient landscapes, warm and welcoming locals, deep-rooted food and wine culture and stunning beaches is unique in mainland Italy.

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