Thanks! I thought so too – it’s often sort of arid and dry south of Rome, but this was nice.
The photos are quite magnificent! Thanks for the marvelous view!
And thanks back – for a great comment!! :)
I missed these beautiful hillsides when I was in Italy. Thanks for sharing them.
And thanks for commenting! Guess it’s just another great reason to travel again :)
Thanks!! And it’s so.. effortless. The colors, and the lines. No place like it!
Matera will be one of my next journeys!
Sounds great! Don’t forget to share the pics along the way :)
Thank you for checking out my blog, Mac! beautiful photo in Italy!
Anytime Abena! And thanks back – there’s so many beautiful pics from Italy – many more coming up :)
This picture is so beautiful! Can you tell us a little about this place?
Sure! Matera is both a town and a province in Basilicata – south in Italy. This is just from the countryside, but for a great intro to the town check out blogfriend Michaels pics and post here:
It’s amazing isn’t it.. and all the shades of green look so nice together! Mother Nature knows her stuff! :)
Thank you for the follow, Mac. What a beautiful photo…I got close to Matera but never actually was there.Next time!
My pleasure! Looking forward to posts about yr travels :)
Ciao Mac, thanks for visiting my blog, the shot of yours is really good, always pleasant to see rolling green fields as opposed to all the endless vineyards! :-) Lynne
Thanks Lynne! I’m only collection though – click through for originals and credits.
It’s a great place – with a blessed climate :)
Nice idea to gather beautiful pictures from around the world. Are you a virtual traveler or is this a way for you to choose destinations?
Thank you Pockets!
And great question.. most of the pics from the Coastal Areas (US) and around Italy are places I’ve been and love. Some other big cities in Europe too, as well as China, Vietnam and Australia.
another big part of this is just enjoying the beauty around the planet – and slowly gathering some inspiration for future travels.
And – to share and connect w nice folks, that’s a major drive for this blog I think.. :)
Thank-you for the visit!!!
Anytime – nice blog! :)
Lovely rich colours – beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog, The Hazel Tree.
My pleasure – and nice pics! :)
Hey Mac, Thanks for stopping by ‘beyondtheporthole’. Love your photography and Italy is on the list of future places. I still have a lot of unfinished business with Spain though. Best regards.
Thanks – glad u like it! And happy travels in Italy one day :)
Beautiful! Makes me want to be back in Southern Italy! (Not that I really needed your wonderful photo to want to be back there!)
Thanks! And I know the feeling – after a while away from Italy, a small picture could bring it all back…! :)
Magnificent Work. Simply Fabulous Color. Perhaps in another life I will get there…meantime, I’ve enjoyed the virtual visit.
Thank you! The Mediterranean climate makes for some great color – and cultures :)
Thanks for the comment, Mac, and for gving me the chance to visit your blog. Loved the Matera photo – nice to see somewhere in Southern italy looking so green, just like my home region in Central Italy. That’s a really different view of the Mezzogiorno.
Exactly! After some traveling “su e giù” in Italy – it always strikes me how the landscape changes the second you pass Rome… from dry and arid to green and more fertile, or the other way around. I really love both parts – but it really is two distinct climate zones!
Wow! Beautiful – I have been in Matera – in 2010 I interrailed thru Italy and stayed with a girl thru couchsurfing – she lived with her mother and her little brother and they both took me in as a family member for the short 2 days I stayed there – but my pictures from Matera are mostly of the cave-buildings and amazing night-lights! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for liking my blogpost! =)
Thanks!! And sounds like a nice stay in Matera – the southern hospitality is always great :D I’ve spent a summer in Siciliy and traveled a bit around Naples and Puglia some years ago, and loved it. It’s a bit more arid landscape though, so this pic was a nice contrast..!
Thank you for stopping by and my post – the Afrincan hunger games needs more attention
Anytime! – and yes indeed. Keep up the good work!!
Hey Mac missed your comments lately! Loving your pictures makes my feet itch!
Aw Thanks Hungry! And kudos for really nice pics from Sardinia! :)
And I love your blog – I’m people watching and walking every single day, so this is perfect :)
Thanks Mac, cheers
Bellisimo! Thanks for stopping by!
Anytime – and thanks back!! :)
What a beautiful photo! So simple but so beautiful. Makes me want to visit Matera, looking it up right now. Thanks for sharing this beauty! Heather
Thanks Heather!! This is by far the most popular pic on this blog – and just with some shades of green and beautiful lines of nature! The south of Italy is not usually this green and fertile though, It’s often steaming hot and arid landscapes – but great people :) And food. And architecture. And lots of other nice things!
I am walking those beautiful, lush green hills. The sun warm on my face. Perhaps when I reach the farm house there willo be an icy glass of rose’ – vino frizzante – waiting for me. Virginia
Ahh… that – sounds like a beautiful day :)
Thank you for stopping by to like a recent post. I will explore your beautiful blog.
Anytime – and thanks back! Enjoy your stay :)
Lovely colours and depth of field
Thanks! Glad you like it :)
Beautiful shot! Love the lines!
Thanks! And welcome!
The picture shows a very cool and beautiful scenery, thanks
ciao! thanks for (ad)dressing my blog. i checked yours and it’s just a luvFAB.
Thanks! I loved your Italy pics :)
Thanks for your encouragement with our blog, Just love these pictures!
My pleasure – and thanks! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and liking “The Lighthouse”. I’m glad your visit brought me to your blog. Very cool! I can’t wait to see all of the awesome images you post.
Anytime – and thanks!! I’ll do my very best :)
WOW! I could sit on that hill and write a novel:-) Which month was this photo taken? And….If/when you get to South Italy again, try to get to Manduria, Oria, Galipoli, Taranto……Beauty all over the place waiting for your camera. Merci for liking my August blog entry!
Thanks!! I’m just collecting though :) This one was taken in April 2010 I think.. And thanks for the tips – I love traveling in Italy!
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