The Holy Week is a period packed with local rites and traditions, as these pictures of Easter in Italy seek to show.
It is Christmas and the holidays have inspired me to take a closer look at our photos of Madonna and child from various parts of Italy.
Italy is famous for its religious festivals and one of the most bizarre is undoubtedly the Cocullo snake festival.
Who was Saint Joseph, I ask myself upon entering the town gate to Copertino, where the monk welcomes me with outspread arms and an inclination to fly.
Trani Italy some 40 km north of Bari in the Puglia region has become an increasingly popular holiday destination over the past few years.