Award Winning Finalist in the Travel: Guides & Essays category of the 2018 International Book Awards.
Italy has always been a destination for travelers. For centuries, Rome was the caput mundi, center of the known world. Even after the fall of the empire, all roads led to Rome, the seat of the Catholic Church, a place of pilgrimage. In the 17th century, Italy became the primary destination of the Grand Tour, a trip essential for educating young men of means to experience Italy’s antiquity, art and architecture. But they saw more than they were sent to find. They saw sunlight, passion, a hunger for life. Why Italy? Because it is breathtaking. They say on the seventh day God didn’t rest, he created Italy.
Let celebrated photographer, Rochelle Cheever, take you on a romantic journey of her top ten Italian destinations – Rome, Capri, Florence, Polignano a Mare, Venice, Lake Como, Positano, Orvieto, Ravello, Chianti – with her stunning imagery capturing the very essence that is Italy.
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About the Author
In the United States of America, her work has been featured in over 100 different publications such as Porter Magazine, Town & Country, Brides, Style Me Pretty, Belle Lumiere, Strictly Weddings, Destination Inspirations, and the New York Daily News, and in Italy, in publications such as SposaMania, Il Messaggero, Il Giornale, The American and In Rome Now. Her portraits have been commissioned by the Fendi family, the family of former U.S. Ambassador to Italy, Mel Sembler, Pro-Hockey player Robert Nilsson, former NBA player Howard Wright, National Geographic CEO David Haslingden and his family, former CEO of Colgate-Palmolive in Italy Todd Atwood, and many others. The poses and expressions Cheever uses in her work are inspired by her detailed study of the works of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarotti. She is particularly drawn to art of the Romanesque, Renaissance and Neo-Classical.