Congratulations to the winners of our Italy photo contest!
Our grand prize winner, Fodor's member Minerva Bloom, will receive a suite of Fodor's four-color guidebooks and her photo will be featured in Fodor's Italy 2011. Thank you to everyone who participated; we were overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries that we received.
Grand Prize Winner
Red-tiled Rooftops, Florence
"A view of the rooftops in Florence, Italy from atop the highest point of the Duomo after climbing 400+ narrow stairs. I was breathless, and not only from the climbing."
Photo by Minerva Bloom, Fodors.com member
Luminosità in Val D'Orcia
"Pre-dawn light illuminates the misty landscape on the Val D'Orcia between Pienze and San Quirico in Southern Tuscany. The luminosity of the scene was magical."
Photo by Bob Garrigus, Fodors.com member
San Calogero, Agrigento, Sicily
"The festival of San Calogero celebrates Agrigento's patron saint. To me, this photo captures the passion of Italy — proud men & sophisticated women driven by cell phones & Catholicism, collapsing under twin burdens of beauty & bureaucracy."
Photo by Jonty, Fodors.com member
Storm Clouds Over the Giudecca Canal
"At first disappointed that inclement weather had greeted me on my recent arrival in Venice, I cheered up when I saw this vista before me. For certainly a sunny sky would not have framed the Church of Il Redentore on Giudecca Island with such dramatic beauty."
Photo by Deborah Millan, Fodors.com member
The Coliseum, Rome
"After visiting the Coliseum during the day, I was compelled to come back in the evening to photograph this magnificent structure. I was not disappointed; it is as splendid in the evening as it is during the day."
Photo by stanrb, Fodors.com member
"Another beautiful day in Venice!"
Photo by nickers, Fodors.com member
Manarola, Cinque Terre
"Hiking the trail between the villages gave us several beautiful photo opportunities like this one."
Photo by koala, Fodors.com member
Mending His Net, Sicily
"Castellamarre Del Golfo is still a working fishing town in Sicily. This man portrays the history and tradition of the town."
Photo by Christian Booth, Fodors.com member
Santa Veronica in Saint Peter's Basilica
"It's challenging to get photos at the Vatican without a tourist in them, but when I saw how this one turned out with the blurred people walking by, I liked how it mirrored the motion of the statue itself."
Photo by jreardigan, Fodors.com member
Antiques Dealer, Tuscany
"This was taken on a Sunday afternoon during the monthly weekend antiques market in Arezzo (the Tuscan town made famous by the Academy Award-winning film 'Life is Beautiful'. The market was crowded with thousands of people visiting hundreds of stores and vendors. This shopkeeper apparently had enough for the day!"
Photo by betfri, Fodors.com member
The Canal, Venice
"We were waiting for the race as the sun was setting and it was a perfect evening."
Photo by Kschmidt, Fodors.com member