Dear friends of mine are planning an epic trip to Italy this spring. Oh how much I would love to hide in their luggage. Meanwhile, one can dream of going back to Italy by paging through Italy around 1900 – A Portrait in Color, a wonderful heirloom volume from the fine folks at Taschen.

About Italy around 1900 – A Portrait in Color from Taschen:

“Discover the rapturous charms and historical grounds of newly formed Italy in this fascinating collection of photochromes and vintage colored prints from the turn of the century. Through Venice, Rome, Pisa, Florence, Naples, Vesuvius, Lake Como, and beyond, explore the gorgeous Mediterranean landscapes and popular street scenes of this young country that went on to win the world’s hearts.”

This book is full of great photos and illustrations that truly bring out the timeless beauty of Italy and evoke memories of times gone by or still to come.

Italy around 1900 – A Portrait in Color is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.