The project commenced shortly after our arrival in Italy. The first
pictures (of the volcano Solfatara) were taken in December of 1998.
Since then the project has developed a life of its own. We
lived in Italy until April of 2007 and over the years we
spent as expatriates, we developed a deep understanding
and appreciation of the unique beauty of Italy. Today we are still
creating photo tours, publishing articles from our cast
of contributors and adding content that will
useful to those who intend to visit, or even relocate to
of this project is to amass a collection of, high quality, digital images and
solid, verifiable information about the culture, history
and points of interest in Italy. We do our best to ensure that the pictures are accompanied by substantive
information to provide the reader with the details that enable the photos to be
viewed in historical and cultural context.
Additionally, we strive to provide geographical information that will
allow the reader to put the tour sites on the map.
Finally, on our site the web reader will find many of
the lesser known locations. Places that are off
the beaten track. Destinations that are overlooked
by the throngs of tourists that flock to places like
Pisa, Venice and Rome.
Currently our operation
is supported by advertising. The wealth of information available on this site is free
to all visitors. Our business is simple: provide good photos of popular and
off-the-beaten-path sites in
Italy, and accompany the photos with solid and verifiable information earn money
when our visitors see ads that fit their needs.
you for visiting the Tour of Italy for the Financially
--Darren Peterson, touritaly.org