Check out these stunning original paintings of Italy.  Admire the Amalfi coast lined with coloured buildings of all shapes and sizes, and relax and enjoy the tranquility of an autumn vineyard.

Twice a year in July and August, the colourful spectacle of the Palio de Siena takes place. Piazza de Campo hosts this raucous bareback horse race of Medieval origin watched by a crowd of cheering spectators.