Collection Spotlight: Giovanni Mereghetti

All images by: Giovanni Mereghetti Universal Images Group is privileged to represent photographer Giovanni Mereghetti.  Based in Milan, Mereghetti’s collection offers deep coverage of Italian culture and locations but is also reflective of the photographer’s global travels. Starting as a freelance photographer in 1980, Mereghetti became one of the most prolific stock photographers by focusing on […]

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An End of Summer Escape to Sardinia

The Italian Island of Sardinia offers visitors some of Europe’s most beautiful and unspoiled beaches.  Located 120 miles west of mainland Italy and 120 miles north of Africa, this beautiful island provides adventures along it’s coastal trails and across its lush interior. After being proclaimed King of Italy in 1861, Victor Emmanuel II united the often-forgotten […]

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Carnival Season in Italy

From the solemnity of Christmas to the raucousness of New Year’s, revelers of tradition and colorful festivals turn their attention to carnival season.  While the ancient origins of carnival celebrations suggest they were timed as New Year’s festivals, the modern-day carnival evolved to be more closely associated with the beginning of Lent.  The Roman Catholic liturgical calendar […]

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Collection Spotlight: Touring Club Italiano

For more than 125 years, the Touring Cub Italiano historical archive has reflected the perspective of Italians learning about their country and its vibrant culture through tourism.  Touring Club Italiano (TCI) was founded in Milan in 1894 to promote tourism across Italy.  The archive developed over time from photographs provided by the Club’s members. Now, more than […]

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Time to Travel: Venice

Ready to travel again?  Come with us to Venice, the capital city of Northern Italy’s Veneto region.  Once medieval Europe’s most important port and cultural center, Venice features architectural wonders and marble palaces built on a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea.  The city, comprised of more than 100 small islands, features no roads, only canals and pedestrian-only paved […]

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